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Reposted from Broadcast
Prince William is backing a new campaign to support young people from all backgrounds to enter the film, television and games industries. The Duke of Cambridge will attend the launch of Bafta’s Give Something Back campaign – a scheme that calls on members, awards winners and industry organisations to contribute towards its charitable activities including mentoring, scholarships, guest lectures and summer work placements.
During his visit to Bafta’s London headquarters on 18 November, the prince will give a speech and meet secondary school students taking part in a games design workshop.
“We look forward to welcoming our president, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, for the launch of ‘Give Something Back’, said John Willis, chairman of Bafta. “The Duke is a generous supporter of Bafta’s work to enable talented young people, regardless of background, to succeed in our industries. This includes giving his name to the Prince William Scholarships in Film, Television and Games, supported by Bafta and Warner Bros, which were awarded for the first time earlier this year.”
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In a stark contrast to last year, it's all about the ladies in regards to the 2013 BAFTA Rising Star Award nominations as four out of the five shortlisted are female.
The EE Rising Star Award honours a young actor or actress who has demonstrated exceptional talent and ambition and has begun to capture the imagination of the British public. It is the only award voted for by the public at the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2013. Previous winners have included Adam Deacon and Noel Clarke.
See below for each of their profiles (courtesy of the BAFTA website) and make sure you click here to cast your vote. The winner will be announced at the British Academy Film Awards on February 10th at the Royal Opera House in London.
Good luck to all the nominiees!
The nominations for the 2013 BAFTA Awards have been announced with Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln leading the charge with 10 nominations. Other films with nods include Les Miserables, The Life of Pi, Django Unchained and the ‘most successful UK movie of all time’ Skyfall.
See below for a full list of nominations and tune in on 10 February to see the awards take place at the Royal Opera House in London.
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Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty
Outstanding British Film
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director Or Producer
The Imposter, Bart Layton (Director), Dimitri Doganis (Producer)
McCullin, David Morris (Director), Jacqui Morris (Director/Producer)
Wild Bill, Dexter Fletcher (Director/Writer), Danny King (Writer)
The Muppets, James Bobin (Director)
I Am Nasrine, Tina Gharavi (Director/Writer)
Reposted from BAFTA website
A new research report released today by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) reveals that young people are needlessly being discouraged from pursuing a career in film, television or games – with talented young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds and women at particular risk of being lost to these industries.
The BAFTA Career Pathways Survey questioned 2,077 young people aged 16-24 and almost 200 BAFTA members about their career decision-making processes and influences.* The findings are published on the first anniversary of the BAFTA Guru learning channel, which provides filmed interviews, articles and podcasts with industry professionals to help young people and career starters gain more knowledge about their chosen craft area.
The report calls on careers advisors and the film, television and games industries to establish cross-industry working groups to tackle specific challenges around advice and resources, work experience, education and skills training, and diversity. The findings will be discussed at a summit hosted by BAFTA on Thursday 15 November where industry and careers experts will aim to identify practical solutions to the issue.
The film , television and games industries employ over 80,000 people in the UK and generate billions of pounds of revenue each year.** Although there is significant competition for jobs in some areas, the report suggests that many potential recruits dismiss these sectors for reasons not based on their talent or aptitude.
Nadine Marshall (Channel 4's Random), BBC1's Stolen, This is England '88, Top Boy and Educating Essex are just a few of the television successes over the last year that have been nominated for a BAFTA award. See below for the full list of nominations; the ceremony will take place on May 27th at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock (BBC1)
Dominic West, Appropriate Adult (ITV1)
John Simm, Exile (BBC1)
Joseph Gilgun, This is England '88 (Channel 4)
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult (ITV1)
Nadine Marshall, Random (Channel 4)
Romola Garai, The Crimson Petal and the White (BBC2)
Vicky McClure, This is England '88 (Channel 4)
Andrew Scott, Sherlock (BBC1)
Joseph Mawle, Birdsong (BBC1)
Martin Freeman, Sherlock (BBC1)
Stephen Rea, The Shadowline (BBC2)
Anna Chancellor, The Hour (BBC2)
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (ITV1)
Miranda Hart, Call the Midwife (BBC1)
Monica Dolan, Appropriate Adult (ITV1)
Reposted from Bafta website.
BAFTA and Stellar Network are once again teaming up to give YOU the opportunity to get your great TV idea heard by the people who matter.
First of all we want to hear your ideas. Get your idea in by registering it online here
The idea should be no more than 100 words long and should be a brief summary. We are focusing on scripted comedy and drama – but within those parameters anything goes. Be as concise as possible and always keep in mind what makes your idea ORIGINAL.
There is a small £5 charge for each submission.
You can submit more than one idea, but to keep things fair, you'll need to pay the fee for each idea. The deadline for entries is 2nd April.
We're as concerned as you are with protecting them- they will not be visible to the public, and if you like we can send you an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) by email return. We will pick out the top 10 ideas, and then on the 23rd April we'll gather the lucky 10 at BAFTA to pitch to an exclusive panel and get feedback.
The fantastic panel are Juliette Howell, Head of Television (UK) Working Title Television, Huw Kennair Jones from Sky and Ben Cavey, Head of Entertainment Tiger Aspect. The panel will judge the top 3 pitches, who will each win a fantastic goody bag. And for the winning pitch, BAFTA will facilitate one follow up development meeting with a TV producer or exec from their Television membership.
For any of the 10 pitches in the spotlight, there's always the chance that your incredible idea will be taken on by a member of our panel and might just end up on screen. Even if you don’t get selected this time, you can still attend and benefit from the feedback the other pitchers receive.
Working with creative minds to lift the lid on the TV industry, BAFTA TV Lab events work to offer transparent, practical and inspiring insights into how aspects of the industry really work.
‘Stellar Network events are always very well run, enjoyable, and challenging, in the best possible way!'. ‘Pitch Up’ proves there’s no monopoly on good ideas and it’s refreshing to see such talent and creativity harnessed to some truly original and varied pitches’. Benjamin McGrath – ITV Drama Commissioning
The LIVE pitching event takes place on Monday April 23rd at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly from 18:45.
The 2012 BAFTA Film Awards took place at London's Royal Opera House last night (February 12th) with silent film The Artist stealing the show scooping seven awards. Other highlights of the night were Meryl Streep winning the Best Actress BAFTA for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady and Adam Deacon winning the Rising Star award. See below for pics and all of the winners:
The nominations for the 2012 BAFTA Film Awards have been announced with silent movie The Artist leading with12 nods. War Horse also features with 5 nominations while We Need To Talk About Kevin is in the running for Outstanding British Film. As revealed last week, Adam Deacon, Chris Hemsworth, Chris O'Dowd, Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston will battle it out for the Rising Star Award. See the full list of nominations below:
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Outstanding British Film
My Week With Marilyn
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
We Need To Talk About Kevin
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Nicolas Winding Refn – Drive
Martin Scorsese – Hugo
Tomas Alfredson – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Lynne Ramsay – We Need To Talk About Kevin
BAFTA TV Debate: My BBC in 10 Years Time
Monday 21st November
Princess Anne Theatre
As the BBC asks the public to respond on its plans to cut £670 million from its annual budget, BAFTA asks leading industry voices to outline the BBC they think would serve Britain best. Are there more radical options that could deliver better value for the licence fee payer? Join a progressive debate that will discuss what we want from the BBC, what role it should play in the future for audiences in the media landscape and in our society as a whole, as well as explore how a smaller BBC will affect content and creativity.
The debate will be chaired by the broadcaster and journalist Steve Hewlett, and will include the results of a survey conducted to capture the opinions of the British public, delivered by YouGov
Caroline Thomson, Chief Operating Officer of the BBC, will be joining the onstage panel discussion.
Mark Damazer is the Master of St Peter's College Oxford. He was Controller of Radio 4 and 7 between 2004 and 2010. Prior to that he spent over 20 years working for BBC News, from producer to Deputy Director. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2011 New Year Honours for services to broadcasting.
Alex Connock co-founded factual TV indie Ten Alps with Bob Geldof and has now founded Manchester-based digital content producer Pretend. He is also Chairman of the Royal Television Society in the North West, and a visiting fellow at Oxford University's Reuters Institute.
Peter Bazalgette is a media consultant and digital media investor and from 2004-2007 was Chief Creative Officer of Endemol. He has personally devised several internationally successful TV formats, such as Ready Steady Cook and Changing Rooms. He also brought Big Brother to the UK. Peter also serves as Deputy Chairman of the English National Opera, President of the Royal Television Society and is a Trustee of Debate Mate.
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Thanks to The TV Collective for the heads up!