We’re really proud that our CEO Dr Jo Twist OBE, has been appointed as the new Chair of BAFTA’s Games Committee. She succeeds Nick Button-Brown, Interim COO at Sensible Object, who held the post for a two-year term and did an excellent job doing so.
Ukie has collaborated with the screen industries via BAFTA and the BFI to create a set of guidelines and principles for people working in all screen sectors at any level to deal with and prevent bullying and harassment.
We would encourage people to adopt and adapt where necessary these principles and guidance.
The London Games Festival will return to the capital between 30 March - 9 April 2017.
April 2016 saw the first hugely successful London Games Festival, during which over 38,000 attendees visited 30+ events at 20 venues across London. This included the BAFTA Games Awards, EGX Rezzed, a giant Monopology board on Trafalgar Square, a variety of summits and talks at the BFI Southbank, and the inugural Games Finance Market. The festival organiser, Games London, plan to see this number grow to 50,000 attendees next year.
BAFTA have announced a brand new three-day festival that will give aspiring creatives the opportunity to meet and learn from leading names in the film, television and games industries.
BAFTA are currently looking for a bright and enthusiastic intern to work across their Awards and events activity over the next 3 months. This is a paid position.
Job Title: Digital Communications Intern
Reports to: Head of Digital Communications
Date: 3-6 Months starting in July 2015
Applications close on 28 June 2015.
Ukie partners with BAFTA at Rezzed for Careers Genius Bar
We are partnering with BAFTA at this years Rezzed to present the "BAFTA and Ukie Careers Genius Bar" on the GamesIndustry Fair. The bar will feature development-focused talks like programming art and design from BAFTA Breakthrough Brits Sophia George, William Pugh and Daniel Gray. We will also be hosting talks from the publishing side of the games sector, covering community management, marketing, PR and more from Ukie Video Games Ambassadors at Sony, Nintendo, GameSpot and SEGA.