UK-based documentary filmmaking charity The Grierson Trust has announced the appointment of four trustees to its board following the first-ever open call for applications.
Joining the Grierson Trust are Nelesh Dhand (pictured, left), Pulse creative director; Maxine Watson, former BBC commissioning editor and former head of programming at Twenty Twenty (pictured, second from left; Kristina Obradovic, former head of production and managing director of Windfall Films (pictured, second from right); and Andy Worboys, a multi-time award-winning editor (pictured, right).
The Grierson Trust celebrates the best of documentary and factual filmmaking from Britain and around the world. Each year, the British Documentary Awards, also known as the Griersons, highlight the best documentaries of the year across various genres. The Trust also nurtures factual TV talent through its Grierson DocLab training and mentoring schemes. The Trust was founded in 1972 to honor Scottish documentary maker John Grierson. The 49th annual Grierson Awards will take place on November 10 in London.
“As part of The Grierson Trust’s remit to develop and support diverse voices within the documentary industry, our four new Trustees come from a range of backgrounds and specialisms that will bring fresh perspectives and representation to the Board,” said Lorraine Heggessey, chair of the board of trustees, in a release. “This will allow us to continue to champion the documentary form in all its glory and guises and to better support the new talent we bring into the industry. I’m delighted to welcome Nelesh, Kristina, Maxine and Andy and look forward to working with them all.”