Prince Edward to Present U.K. Production Guild Award

Transfer over Harry and Meghan – there’s one other British royal trying to make his mark within the leisure business.

Harry’s uncle, Prince Edward (also called the Earl of Wessex) is ready to bestow an award created in his identify on the Manufacturing Guild of Nice Britain’s inaugural expertise showcase subsequent week.

Vying for the brand new Earl of Wessex Award are 4 business organizations: Absolutely Targeted, a youth-led manufacturing firm; MAMA Youth Undertaking, a media charity; Useful resource Productions, a bunch for social change; and 6ft From the Highlight, a psychological well being and wellbeing nonprofit.

The winner might be introduced by His Royal Highness on Jan. 24 on the Manufacturing Guild’s expertise showcase in London, which might be hosted by Ayo Akinwolere. The showcase is introduced in affiliation with Disney Studios Content material and supported by Leisure companions. Over 250 movie and TV business figures — together with newcomers and abilities our bodies — are set to attend.

The Earl of Essex Award was created in 2022 to acknowledge U.Ok. movie and TV orgs who’ve created “a profitable means of inspiring native expertise or abilities, widening entry or being extra inclusive.”

Prince Edward has all the time taken an curiosity within the arts and briefly labored in TV manufacturing, forming his personal manufacturing firm, Ardent Productions, and dealing on reveals together with “The Grand Knockout Event,” which featured Edward and his siblings Prince Andrew and Princess Anne competing for charity.

Visiting MAMA on Thursday, Edward stated: “Congratulations to all of the organizations who’ve been nominated for this new award. The finalists are shining examples of how the manufacturing business is attracting extra folks from completely different backgrounds to pursue careers within the enterprise. I actually hope their tales will assist encourage good follow throughout the business and encourage others to observe of their footsteps.”

Manufacturing Guild CEO Lyndsay Duthie stated: “U.Ok. movie and excessive finish tv manufacturing is driving excessive, and it’s essential that we entice rising expertise from all backgrounds to pursue a profession of their chosen area, and that we help wholesome working environments. Our expertise showcase will give our viewers of up-and-coming professionals the chance to listen to from inspirational figures while offering a platform to these dedicated people and organisations who’re creating constructive change.”