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BAFTA creates reality and constructed factual award

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has made changes for the 2012 British Academy Television Awards, which include a new category for reality and constructed factual.
November 8, 2011

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has made changes for the 2012 British Academy Television Awards, which include a new category for reality and constructed factual.

The new category will recognize programs where participants are placed in a constructed environment or format and filmed interacting in situations devised by producers. The decision to introduce this category was a result of BAFTA’s Television Committee recognizing  the “breadth of this type of programming over the past year.”

Andrew Newman, chairman of the BAFTA Television Committee, said: “Over the past decade reality and constructed factual programming has captured the public imagination and been hugely influential, while innovating both in content and form. The addition of this category reinforces BAFTA’s commitment to recognize excellence across all programming.”

The BAFTA Awards take place on May 27.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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