UKTV commissioning head is new chair of BAFTA TV committee

UKTV commissioning head is new chair of BAFTA TV committee

Hilary RosenBAFTA has confirmed that Hilary Rosen (pictured, right), director of commissioning at UKTV, has been newly elected as chair of BAFTA’s Television Committee. Christine Healy, COO of Keshet UK, has become elected deputy chair. 

Anna Higgs, managing director of Casarotto Ramsay & Associates, has been re-elected as chair of BAFTA’s Film Committee, having held the position of chair for the previous two years, and deputy chair two years prior. Anna will serve alongside Emily Stillman, senior vice-president at Warner Bros. Studio Leavesden, who has been newly elected deputy chair.

As recently announced, the swathe of new hires was headed by Sara Putt, recently appointed by the Board as chair of BAFTA, while Tara Saunders continues as chair of the Games Committee, alongside deputy chair Des Gayle.

Putt said: “We are so grateful to our Sector Committee members who are comprised of people from across the screen industries who generously volunteer their time and expertise. 

“We are delighted to see Anna Higgs re-elected as our Film Committee chair, and to welcome Hilary Rosen to the chair of the Television Committee for the first time. Together with Tara Saunders who chairs BAFTA’s Games Committee, and our deputy chairs Emily Stillman for Film, Christine Healy for TV and Des Gayle for Games, our committees play a central role in ensuring BAFTA’s activities, including our world-leading awards, support and spotlight the screen industries and the talented people within them.” 

Rosen has commissioned some high-profile UKTV shows, including Taskmaster and Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable. While running the factual and factual entertainment slate she and her team commissioned Emma Willis: Delivering Babies, Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over, Big Zuu’s Big Eats, Blackadder: The Lost Pilot and the Bangers and Cash franchise. Her team has delivered the scripted shows Annika, We Hunt Together and The Cockfields.


Hilary Rosen image via UKTV. 

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