Spun Gold is to “reinvent” the coverage of the Bafta TV and Film Awards after winning a tender and displacing Done + Dusted and Whizz Kid Entertainment.
The Platinum Jubilee Celebrations producer will take charge of the events for two years, starting with the Film Awards in February and TV Awards in May.
The competitive process was steered by newly-appointed Bafta chief exec Jane Millichip with Spun Gold selected for its ’creative, ambitious and innovative thinking and extensive industry experience’. Its recent live events coverage includes ITV’s Bafta-winning coverage of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday, Strictly: The Real Full Monty and Channel 4’s Tom Parker’s Inside My Head: The Concert (Channel 4).
The decision brings to an end Bafta’s longstanding relationships with Done + Dusted and Whizz Kid. The former has taken charge of the TV Awards for the past five years, while the latter has co-produced the Bafta Film Awards for over 20 years.
Both ceremonies – which recognise creative excellence across the screen industries - will broadcast from the Royal Festival Hall, with the film awards moving from its home at the Royal Albert Hall, and the red carpet will be streamed live across Bafta and BBC’s social channels.
“Our awards are a unique and treasured celebration of British and international creativity,” said executive director of awards and content Emma Baehr.
“With a new venue for our EE Bafta Film Awards, it felt a natural moment to reinvent and expand the format.”
“Spun Gold TV has a first-class reputation in making high quality, innovative and engaging content,” said BBC’s head of entertainment Kalpna Patel-Knight.
Former Sky Studios content head Jane Millichip was appointed chief exec of the charity in July and started her role this month, succeeding Amanda Berry.
The EE Bafta Film Awards will take place on February 19 2023 and the TV Awards will take place on May 14.
This story first appeared on Screen’s sister site Broadcast.