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Bafta's LA branch votes to change membership rules in diversity drive

The Guardian - ‎17 hours ago‎
Bafta's LA branch has voted in favour of an initiative designed to overhaul its membership, which will see voters who are not considered active members of the film industry removed, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Like the Academy, BAFTA Is Reviewing Its Members' Voting Privileges

Hollywood Reporter - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
But while the AMPAS' efforts have been controversial, 83 percent of BAFTA-LA members voted in favor of a measure that authorizes BAFTA to "periodically" review its membership rolls and cull from them people who do not meet a specified standard of ...

'Muslim women can save the world from ISIS' says Bafta nominated film maker - ‎17 hours ago‎
Deeyah Khan is an award-winning film director whose work highlights human rights, women's voices and freedom of expression. Her 2012 documentary Banaz: A Love Story chronicles the life and death of Banaz Mahmod, a young British Kurdish woman ...
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Game of Thrones casting director Nina Gold given special Bafta, plus full list of Craft award winners - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Casting director Nina Gold was presented with the Bafta Special Award for her outstanding contribution to casting at the Bafta TV Craft awards, which honour television's behind-the-scenes talent, on Sunday 24 April. Gold has cast across over 100 ...

Bbc 'unbelievably important global brand', says bafta la's chief

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The BBC is an "unbelievably important global brand" and should be supported as much as possible, the head of Bafta Los Angeles has said, amid uncertainty about the corporation's future. Chantal Rickards said she hoped the broadcaster would remain ...

The woman behind the Bafta mask finally remembered

Yorkshire Post - ‎20 hours ago‎
Sculptor Mitzi Cunliffe created the famous BAFTA mask but her work remains little known. An exhibition at Leeds University now seeks to redress the balance.
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BAFTA to Honor Comedian, Actor, Writer Lenny Henry at TV Awards

Variety - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
LONDON - The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is set to honor British comedian, actor and writer Lenny Henry. He will receive BAFTA's Special Award in recognition of his “outstanding creative contribution to television” at the British ...

House of Fraser launches BAFTA-themed makeovers

Event Magazine - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
This footage will then be sped up into a short gif which will be shown as a projection inside the store's BAFTA-themed window.

How BAFTA celebrates gaming's cultural impact - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
When you walk into BAFTA's headquarters at 195 Piccadilly, you are naturally greeted by the famous golden mask that sits on the shelves of gifted individuals and teams around the globe.

Shane Meadows Wins Third BAFTA for 'This is England '90'

Variety - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
LONDON - At BAFTA's Television Craft Awards Sunday Shane Meadows cemented his status as one of the U.K.'s leading writer-directors with success in the director (fiction) category for “This is England '90” - his third BAFTA to date. Russell T. Davies' ...

Herald reporter Sam Blackledge wins prestigious prize in BAFTA awards ceremony

Plymouth Herald - ‎13 hours ago‎
The Herald's chief reporter Sam Blackledge has received a prestigious prize at a BAFTA awards ceremony in London. Sam was awarded the MHP 30 To Watch award at the Piccadilly presentation after being shortlisted alongside 100 other young journalists ...

Gerry Farrell: Our Bafta win a headache for Victor Meldrew

Edinburgh Evening News - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
He clonked Richard Wilson, the star of One Foot In The Grave on the head with the heavy metal Bafta. When the actor turned round, enraged, Les looked down at him and added insult to injury by shouting Wilson's catchphrase: “I don't belieeeeeeve it.

Bafta-winning writer Michaela Coel calls for more diversity behind the camera

Evening Standard - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Michaela Coel, creator of series Chewing Gum, has urged more women and people from ethnic minority backgrounds to get behind the camera as she was named breakthrough talent of 2016 by Bafta. The writer and actress, 29, was honoured for her ...

Spider-Man to Man Up: 8 BAFTA Breakthrough Brits from south London - and now's your chance to shine

News Shopper - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Charlie Covell. The Blackheath writer/director has appeared shows including Peep Show and Marcella as well as written for and starred in Russell T Davies' Banana.

Russell T Davies honoured with a BAFTA at the British Television Craft Awards

Gay Times Magazine - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Legendary writer and producer Russell T Davies was honoured this week with a BAFTA for his ground-breaking series Cucumber.

BAFTA Los Angeles Working to Tighten Voting Membership

Variety - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
BAFTA Los Angeles is working to ensure that its film voters are still in the industry. An April 15 letter to members, signed by BAFTA Los Angeles chairman Kieran Breen, said the organization has a cap on the number of film-voting members, and the org ...
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The Force Awakens Casting Director Given Special BAFTA Award

Dork Side of the Force - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Nina Gold, the casting director responsible for bringing in John Boyega and Daisy Ridley to audition for the next generation of Star Wars films received a Bafta Special Award at the Bafta TV Craft Awards yesterday (via Telegraph). Gold's task to find ...

Jorgie Porter shows off her famous curves at the BAFTA TV Craft Awards in London

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
But Jorgie Porter ensured there was a serious touch of glamour to proceedings as she made a show-stopping arrival at the BAFTA TV Craft Awards. The former Hollyoaks actress looked edgy in the daring sheer panel LBD as she flashed her toned tum and ...

BAFTA TV Craft Award Winners Include 'Wolf Hall', 'The Dresser', 'The Murder Detectives' – Full List

Yahoo News - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Ahead of the main BAFTA TV Awards on May 8, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts handed out prizes to behind-the-scenes talent this evening in London.

Rhondda duo up for 'Norwegian BAFTA' for film written by Game Of Thrones actor

WalesOnline - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
A husband and wife duo from the Rhondda are up for an award at the Norwegian equivalent of the BAFTAs, after scoring a film with a script written by a star of Game Of Thrones .