Introducing BAFTA’s 2017 Scholars, Matt Damon to receive Britannia Award

BAFTA Update
INTRODUCING BAFTA’S 2017 SCHOLARS
39 students studying film, games and television in the UK or US have been awarded BAFTA scholarships for the new academic year, as announced earlier this week. Joining the 24 students from the UK, China and US who are already part of the scheme are a further 10 British and 5 Chinese students (pictured), who will gain free access to BAFTA events and receive one-to-one mentoring from BAFTA members like you, award winners and nominees.
 
Find out how BAFTA is creating life-changing opportunities for the next generation of talent in the words of this year’s UK scholars.
Upcoming Events
NEW: A LIFE IN PICTURES: ANNETTE BENING
Join us as BAFTA-winning actress Annette Bening discusses her career and starring roles in American BeautyThe Kids Are Alright20th Century Women and The Grifters.
NEW: MASTERCLASS: CRAFT OF COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT
Come along and listen to a panel of comedy entertainment producers and writers as they discuss the recent renaissance in entertainment television, covering programme development, writing, casting, and the role of satire. Panel includes BAFTA-winner Jo Bunting (Have I Got News for You) and BAFTA-Nominee Ben Wicks (The Last Leg).
NEW: KIDS TV PREVIEW: WE BARE BEARS + Q&A
Preview episodes of Cartoon Network’s BAFTA-winning animated comedy featuring three bear siblings, followed by Q&A with creator, Daniel Chong.
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ROCLIFFE NEW WRITING SHOWCASE: CHILDREN’S MEDIA
MASTERCLASS: THE MAKING OF NATIONAL TREASURE
RICK EDWARDS SELECTS: EX MACHINA
BAFTA DEBUTS TOUR: MOON + Q&A WITH COSTUME DESIGNER JANE PETRIE AT PICTUREVILLE CINEMA, BRADFORD
 
News
 
BAFTA AT EGX
We’ll be speaking at the UKIE Careers Bar on Saturday 23 September 17:15 as part of EGX Birmingham (NEC), talking about all things game design, showcasing our educational resources and discussing our brand new YGD School Resource Network. Pop by and say ‘hello’.
 
 
ROCLIFFE FILM APPLICATIONS
Are you a screenwriter looking to take your career to the next level? Applications for the BAFTA Rocliffe Short and Feature Film Competition are open until Tuesday 26 September. 
 
MATT DAMON TO RECEIVE BRITANNIA AWARD
The award-winning actor and producer will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at this year’s AMD British Academy Britannia Awards, presented by American Airlines. The award, presented by Newegg, is given to individuals whose work is stamped with authorship and commitment, and who has lifted the craft to new heights. The ceremony takes place in Los Angeles on 27 October 2017.
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New on BAFTA Guru
NIKKI AMUKA-BIRD | MY WORST
Nikki Amuka-Bird explains how she handles criticism + trusting your instincts
TIN STAR | TV Q&A
Executive Producer Allison Jackson, writer + director Rowan Joffe and stars Abigail Lawrie, Oliver Coopersmith and Tim Roth talk shooting Tin Star, their contemporary western premise + the importance of location. 
CHILDREN + VR | EMERGING POSSIBILITIES AND CHALLENGES
Experts in virtual reality technology come together to discuss its effect on children + how the industry will move forwards.
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Walter Nicoletti

Founder at Voce Spettacolo
Walter Nicoletti è Fondatore di Voce Spettacolo. Si laurea in Giurisprudenza. In qualità di Attore lavora in fiction televisive, film italiani ed internazionali. Nel 2016 ha prodotto TEK, primo cyberpunk western italiano. Nel 2017 è portavoce italiano del "60th Anniversary of Foreign Language Film" by TheOscars®
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