Sir Lenny Henry is to receive The Alan Clarke award for his outstanding contribution to TV at this year's TV awards ceremony on May 8th. The Alan Clarke award, named in honour of the late TV director, was last presented in 2015 to screenwriter Jeff Pope.
The winners of the British Academy Television Craft Awards were announced at a ceremony hosted by Stephen Mangan at The Brewery, London, on Sunday 24 April 2016. A broad range of programmes broadcast in 2015 were honoured at the event, with six taking home two BAFTAs across fiction, factual and entertainment.
The faces of Bafta award nominees are placed on chairs inside The Royal Opera House ahead of the Bafta Awards during a photocall in London, Britain, 11 February 2016. The ceremony will be hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) on 14 February. EPA/ANDY RAIN
The Baftas, the flagship event in the British film industry calendar, does not feature enough black and ethnic minority nominees, the head of the awards body has admitted.
Amanda Berry, chief executive of Bafta, said that she was backing a protest by black performers that will be held outside tomorrow’s event, as she heaped blame on the film industry for failing to create enough opportunities for ethnic minority actors. Idris Elba is the only black star out of twenty performers who feature in the four main acting categories at tomorrow’s Baftas, and Ms Berry told the Telegraph: “Not enough films are being made with diverse talent in front of the camera. Our industry isn’t diverse enough, so the pool of people to draw award winners from isn’t diverse enough. I want the awards to be as diverse as they possibly can be. But people can only vote on what they’ve seen.
Now in its third year, Breakthrough Brits in partnership with Burberry, is the UK’s leading initiative that identifies, supports and celebrates the most promising newcomers across film, television and games.
This year's 18 talented newcomers were selected by a panel of leading figures in film, television and games including actors Natalie Dormer and James Norton, game writer and narrative designer Rhianna Pratchett, producer Simon Chinn, production designer Eve Stewart and SBTV's Jamal Edward.
See the full list of the breakthrough talent below:
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the call for applications for BAFTA Crew, the professional networking and skills development programme for below-the-line film and television practitioners. Applications are open at http://bit.ly/BAFTACrew to individuals from across the UK and, for the first time, to professionals living in London. The deadline for applications is Thursday 19 May 2015.
BAFTA Crew aims to support career progression by connecting crew talent with their peers and established industry figures throughout the country. The initiative is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds, through the Skills Investment Funds, and run in partnership with Creative England in the English regions.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Scotland (BAFTA Scotland) has announced the nominations for the British Academy Scotland New Talent Awards 2015. The annual awards ceremony recognises, inspires and celebrates emerging practitioners from all over Scotland and gives up-and-coming screen industry talent an all-important platform to showcase their work to the wider industry. Thirty nine nominees have been selected across 13 categories by juries made up of industry professionals.
Any budding producers out there? Get advice from the experts in BAFTA Guru’s latest video – In Focus: Producing. Top producers Tim Bevan, Pippa Harris, Andrew Eaton and Mark Herbert shed light on what their job entails, their working relationships, their role in preparation, shooting and post-production, and what makes a great producer.
Meet the newest stars of film, television and games, BAFTA's 2014 Breakthrough Brits.
BAFTA Breakthrough Brits, in partnership with Burberry, is a BAFTA initiative now in it's second year, developed with the ambition of celebrating and supporting the UK’s emerging talent. The 2014 group was carefully selected by a panel of expertjurymembers who included Richard Ayoade, Barbara Broccoli OBE, Mike Newell and Olivia Colman.
The talented 18 new-comers were revealed on 27 October 2014 at an evening reception held at Burberry's flagship Regent Street store. The event was hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenter Greg James and each of the Brits were presented to a room full of influential industry figures. They are:
The 2014 Arquiva British Academy Television Awards took place in London last night (Sunday 18th May) celebrating the best TV over the last year. ITV and Channel 4 did cleaned up with eight awards each with the Beeb picking up two. See below for the list below – did any of your faves win?