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Watch| BAFTA Television Lecture 2014 delivered by Lenny Henry

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If you missed it, check out the annual BAFTA Television lecture delivered by Lenny Henry. In it he focusses his discussion on the opportunities for black andminority ethnic groups in the TV industry today. 

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News| Chiwetel Ejiofer wins Bafta for best actor

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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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Bafta Film Awards 2014: The Nominations

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The 67th Bafta Film Awards will take place on February 16th at London's Royal Opera House. As expected, Gravity and 12 Years A Slave lead the pack; see below for the full list of nominations. 

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Prince William Backs Bafta Youth Campaign

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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

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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!

 

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2013 British Academy Film Awards Nominations Are In!

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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
Argo
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Zero Dark Thirty

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

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!

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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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BAFTA Television Awards: 2012 Nominations

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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. 

 

Leading actor

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock (BBC1)

Dominic West, Appropriate Adult (ITV1)

John Simm, Exile (BBC1)

Joseph Gilgun, This is England '88 (Channel 4)

 

Leading actress

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)

 

Supporting Actor

Andrew Scott, Sherlock (BBC1)

Joseph Mawle, Birdsong (BBC1)

Martin Freeman, Sherlock (BBC1)

Stephen Rea, The Shadowline (BBC2)

 

Supporting actress

Anna Chancellor, The Hour (BBC2)

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (ITV1)

Miranda Hart, Call the Midwife (BBC1)

Monica Dolan, Appropriate Adult (ITV1)

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BAFTA TV Lab: PITCH UP! with Stellar Network – Call For Submissions

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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. 

 

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BAFTA Film Awards 2012 – The Winners!

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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:

 

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