The Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) has announced a new award dedicated to discovering and supporting new talent in the factual production sector.
The inaugural AIB Breakthrough Talent award will pay tribute to an individual whose emerging talent marks them out as a future leader in the factual media industry, reserved exclusively to those working in factual productions who are under the age of 30.
The award will be presented alongside the rest of the 2018 AIBs at the gala dinner in London on 7th November. This year’s event will be hosted by Bloomberg’s Mark Barton, and its inaugural sponsors are Celebro Studios and Signiant.
“Factual story-telling is a vital part of the international media industry,” said Simon Spanswick, chief executive of the AIB. “This association wants to encourage new generations to work in the sector that doesn’t always attract the same level of glitz and glamour of the entertainment side of broadcasting. We plan that this new breakthrough talent award will serve as a launchpad for all the nominees as well as the winner.”
The AIBs has a panel of independent judges who come from over 30 countries around the world. Entries are open until the 30th June 2018, while full information can be found at the AIB's website.