The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced that Jocelyn Stevenson, the award-winning television producer and writer, will be presented with the Special Award at this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards on the 22 November at the Roundhouse, London.
The Special Award recognises an individual’s outstanding contribution to children’s media and the entertainment industry.
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Stevenson has worked in children’s television for over 30 years as a writer, creator, producer and executive producer. She started her career on Sesame Street and worked for many years as a writer and producer for the Jim Henson Company.
She was also Chief Creative Officer at HIT Entertainment, Creative Director at TT Animation and Executive Creative Producer for film and television projects at Mind Candy. From 2001 to 2009, Stevenson served as a council member and chair on BAFTA’s Children’s Committee.
The 20th British Academy Children’s Awards will be hosted by Doc Brown at the Roundhouse in Camden on 22 November.
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