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The Production Guild of Great Britain opens nominations for the Duke of Edinburgh Film and TV Inclusion Award

Aug 25, 2023

Award to be presented by The Guild’s Royal Patron, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, at the annual PGGB Talent Showcase in the New Year

The Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB) is proud to announce that nominations are now open for The Duke of Edinburgh Film & TV Inclusion Award, which will once again shine the spotlight on inspirational work that is progressing talent and inclusion in the British screen production workforce. The award will be presented by PGGB’s Royal Patron, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at the next annual PGGB Talent Showcase which will take place early in the New Year.

The annual award (previously known as The Earl of Wessex Award before The Dukedom of Edinburgh was bestowed upon HRH this year) was launched in 2022, to recognise an organisation or individual in the UK production industry who has found a successful way of inspiring local talent or skills, widening access or being more inclusive.

Eligible nominees for The Duke of Edinburgh Film & TV Inclusion Award include those whose work has generated outcomes that foster inclusivity in the film and TV production workforce directly (e.g. by developing or recruiting crew or providing training in key skills) and/or indirectly (e.g. by creating an initiative or practice which can be adopted by others). Local, regional and national organisations and individuals are all eligible for nomination.

Lyndsay Duthie, PGGB CEO, says: “We are very proud to open nominations for The Duke of Edinburgh Film & TV Inclusion Award, and we thank His Royal Highness for his continued commitment to supporting this work. We had a phenomenal response to the award’s creation last year and were able to hold up exemplary work being achieved by our first round of shortlisted nominees, to inspire others across the industry. We look forward to highlighting more inspirational work in the New Year.”

The first winner of The Duke of Edinburgh Film & TV Inclusion Award was 6ft From the Spotlight, which was praised for its work to improve mental health and wellbeing in the UK film and television production workplace. His Royal Highness presented the accolade to the charity at an awards ceremony which closed PGGB’s first Talent Showcase, presented in association with Disney Studios Content and supported by Entertainment Partners, at London’s Savoy Hotel in January 2023.

Nominations for The Duke of Edinburgh Film & TV Inclusion Award are now invited from PGGB members.  Closing date for entries is Monday 25th September 2023. The winner will be chosen by a jury comprising PGGB members, partners and PGGB’s Diversity & Inclusion Action Group.

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