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Meet the BAFTA Breakthrough Brits 2014


Reposted from BAFTA

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 expert jury members 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: 






Congratulations to all of the fabulous Brits named. 

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News| Chiwetel Ejiofer wins Bafta for best actor

Reposted from The Guardian

Chiwetel Ejiofer beat out Leonardo Dicaprio and Christian Bale to win the Bafta for best actor for his role in 12 Years A Slave, which also went on to win Best Picture. He drew huge cheers as he reached the podium to receive his award. "I'm so deeply honoured and privileged," he said, thanking director Steve McQueen. "Thank you for you work, your artisty and your passion in this project … to make it of such value, of such worth. This is yours by the way – I'm going to keep it, that's the kind of guy I am, but it's yours."

He thanked his fellow cast members, including Michael Fassbender, saying "you are a marvel" and called them all "an extraordinary group – everybody bringing an extraordinary passion to this project". He also thanked his family, telling his new niece and nephew, Hero and River, that: "we will endeavour to make a world you are proud of." 

See below for the full list of winners as well as Steve McQueen's speech upon winning the Best Picture award. 

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Prince William Backs Bafta Youth Campaign

Prince William says a few words about the British Academy Film Awards Fellowship (BAFTA/Brian Ritchie).

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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Women Take the Lead in the Run for the 2013 BAFTA Rising Star Award

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!


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2013 British Academy Film Awards Nominations Are In!

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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Best Film
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Outstanding British Film
Anna Karenina
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables
Seven Psychopaths

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)

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BAFTA Report: Young People Discouraged from Pursuing Careers in TV and Film!

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.

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