John Brabourne Awards

About The Awards

The JBAs talent development programme is named in honour of legendary producer John Brabourne, one of Britain’s most prolific producers with an illustrious career spanning four decades and 27 films.

John Brabourne

He produced some of the greats of British cinema, including A Passage To India, Murder On The Orient Express and Romeo And Juliet, which received a total of five Oscars® and 21 nominations.

He cared passionately about helping people start their careers in the Film industry and also helping them to carry on when confronted with hardship – a cause he combined with being a Trustee of our charity.

In a continuation of his legacy, his son Michael-John Knatchbull is a member of our John Brabourne Awards Committee.

Discover how the JBAs could support you in your Film & TV career here


As part of our programme delivery, we work with partner organisations who offer advice and expertise, and who financially support the awards, either as individual grants or as a contribution to the main John Brabourne Awards fund.

Our partners’ focus within Film and TV can be reflected in the recognition of their grant, whether it’s administration, accounting, craft and technical, production, directing, or writing.

Whatever your field in Film and TV, to find out more or get involved, please contact our JBA Talent Development Manager, Mark Clark at

Our current partners

  • The British Cinema & Television Veterans
  • The Cynthia Dickinson Charitable Trust

The John Brabourne Awards Committee

Cameron Saunders (Chair)
Managing Director, UK Theatrical at 20th Century Fox UK

Michael-John Knatchbull (The Brabourne Family):
Independent Producer (Film & TV)

Eunice Bornasty
The Film & Television Charity Head of Welfare

Mark Clark
Talent Development Manager