Former Jim Henson Co. Producer to Get Special BAFTA Honor

Fraggle Rock - P 2012

Fraggle Rock - P 2012

Jocelyn Stevenson will be honored at this year's BAFTA Children's Awards.

An award-winning TV writer-producer whose credits include Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, Bob the Builder and Barney & Friends is to receive the special award at this year's BAFTA Children's Awards.

Jocelyn Stevenson began her 30-plus year career on Sesame Street and would work for many years as a writer and producer for the Jim Henson Company. From 2001 to 2009 she served as a council member and chair on BAFTA's Children's Committe and in 2013 co-wrote and co-produced the feature film Moshi Monsters: The Movie.

"We are delighted that Jocelyn Stevenson is this year’s Special Award recipient," said Helen Blakeman, Chair of BAFTA’s Children’s Committee. "In the 20th anniversary of BAFTA’s Children’s Awards, Jocelyn has been integral to the children’s television, film and games industry over that time, creating well-loved favourites and iconic brands. All her work has one thing in common: creative excellence."

Added Stevenson: "Thank you so much to BAFTA. I’m thrilled, grateful and honored to be accepting this award. I have been privileged to have worked with some of the most talented people in the industry throughout my career, and I look forward to celebrating with them on such an exciting night."

The 20th BAFTA Children’s Awards will be held on 22 November.