Lucinda Whiteley

Co-Founder and Creative Director - NOVEL ENTERTAINMENT

• Lucinda’s career in the entertainment industry spans television, theatre, video, film and publishing; she writes and produces across a range of media.
• A founding member of EMI’s Children’s Channel, Lucinda worked in ITV Factual Programming before becoming Editor of Early Morning TV at Channel 4;  commissions there included The Big Breakfast.
• As Channel 4's Commissioning Editor for Children's Programmes she commissioned shows such as Hollyoaks, Ant & Dec Unzipped, Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters and Soul Music and the multi-award winning Wise Up and Coping With… (Emmy, Peabody, Bafta and RTS).
• Before setting up Novel, Lucinda was SVP Children’s and Family Programming at Universal Pictures, producing the award-winning series Vietnam for PBS, adapting the Really Useful Group's stageshows for screen and writing and producing the pre-school animated series Maisy (BAA Award) and Preston Pig.
• Lucinda has been a Vice Chair of the World Summit on Children's Television, a board member of BAFTA and a founding member of Children’s BAFTA and a jury member of the Rose D’Or Awards. She is currently a board member of the Oxford Technology and Media Network and sits on The Oxlep Cultural Visitor Economy Sub Group

"Children are at the heart of everything we do" 

Lucinda Whiteley


Novel nominations:

  • 2016 International Emmy Kids Award Nomination for CINEMANIACS for Non-Scripted Entertainment
  • 2016 Children's BAFTA nomination for Horrid Henry for the Kid's Vote Award
  • Three BAFTA nominations for Fimbles
  • RTS nomination for Fimbles
  • RTS Education nomination for Roly Mo
  • Two different BAFTA nominations for Horrid Henry
  • BVA nomination for Horrid Henry on DVD

Individual awards:

  • Peabody
  • International Emmy
  • Prix Jeunesse
  • British Animation Award
  • Plus multiple Baftas and RTS Awards
  • Broadcast Best Commissioning Editor