The British Academy is looking to host its film and television awards and has hired a new production company to “re-imagine and significantly expand” the production and format of both events.
After a bidding process, Spun Gold TV, whose 20-year experience in the television industry covered the landmark ITV program for both Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday celebrations and Celebrations Platinum, has been co-produced for the BAFTA Film Awards and BAFTA TV in 2023 and 2024. Spun Gold takes over Done + Dusted, the company that previously co-produced the TV awards, and Whiz Kid Entertainment, film award co-production company.
2023 will see a major makeover for the BAFTA Film awards, which move to the Royal Festival Hall on London’s South Shore after six years at the Royal Albert Hall, bringing it to the same venue. score with the BAFTA Television Award. The BAFTA Film Awards will take place on February 19, 2023 while the BAFTA TV Awards will take place on May 14.
In another significant move, BAFTA has also changed the PR firm that oversees film awards. After working with the Freuds for over two decades, Premier will now lead the film awards PR campaign, manage the red carpet and ceremony, and oversee the nominations revealed on January 19 and the awards. Film screenings begin in February. Multitude Media will continue to lead the campaign for the TV awards and TV Craft awards.
Emma Baehr, BAFTA’s executive director of awards and content said: “Our award is a unique and cherished celebration of British and international creativity. “With a new venue for our EE BAFTA Film Awards, we felt it was a natural moment to innovate and expand on the format. We can’t wait to bring two of the best and biggest nights on the UK entertainment calendar to film and TV fans at home and around the world, and share them soon. Share more details about our exciting plans. “
The news comes just weeks after TV veteran Jane Millichip took on the role of BAFTA CEO, appointed earlier this year following Amanda Berry’s decision to step down after 25 years at the Academy.