Nicky Sargent and Vikki Dunn, joint founding Directors of The Farm Group, are to be awarded this year’s Special Award at the British Academy Television Craft Awards on Friday 17 July.

The pair will receive the BAFTA Television Craft Special Award in recognition of their exceptional careers and dedication to the field of television post-production.

After initially working together at Molinare and The Television Corporation, the pair founded The Farm Group in 1998. The company now has facilities in London, Bristol and Manchester as well as inside BBC North, UKTV and Fremantle.

The Farm has contributed to many hundreds of thousands of primetime programming hours both in the UK and internationally, with an Emmy, nine RTS awards and five BAFTA TV Craft Awards for its high calibre of work.

Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA, said: “We are thrilled to be awarding Nicky Sargent and Vikki Dunn our prestigious Special Award. From the very beginning, The Farm set themselves apart through covering a wide range of genres, quickly gaining an international reputation for excellence. Their award-winning work is underpinned by an outstanding approach to their creative workforce, and their nurturing of talent. I want to extend my personal thanks for all they have contributed to our industry and my congratulations for this well-deserved award.”

Nicky Sargent said: “We are delighted that BAFTA has chosen to recognise this sector and, in particular everyone at The Farm. This award is truly for everyone we have worked with over the years.

Vikki Dunn said: “We have been lucky to work with the very best talent and clients. We are humbled and honoured.”

Previous recipients of the award include; script supervisor Emma Thomas, the production team behind Game of Thrones, prop-master Bobby Warans and Casting director Nina Gold.

This year’s British Academy Television Craft Awards will take place on Friday 17 July and will be hosted by Stephen Mangan. Tune in on BAFTA’s YouTube channel from 19:00 on Friday 17 July.

 

Jon Creamer