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Derby teenager wins BAFTA for spooky visual reality game design You Are Being Followed

Derby Telegraph - ‎7 hours ago‎
A Derby lad is plotting a career in the games industry after he won a BAFTA for his virtual reality game design about a blind woman finding her way through a busy city.
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Gamasutra - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
London, 23 July: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced the winners of the 2016 BAFTA Young Game Designers (YGD) competition in association with Nominet Trust, at a prestigious awards ceremony at BAFTA's ...
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Ricky Gervais to be honoured at Bafta Los Angeles

ITV News - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Ricky Gervais will be honoured by Bafta Los Angeles with an award named after Charlie Chaplin. The Office star is set to receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for excellence at a ceremony in California on October.

Young Dundee games designer in running for BAFTA

The Courier - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
A talented young Dundee student is in the running to win the coveted BAFTA Young Game Designers competition. Jordan Han, 16, has been shortlisted by a jury of industry experts for his game The Ashes Call my Name.
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Stonehouse teen Tom Panton shortlisted for BAFTA award

Stroud News and Journal - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Harvey Elliott, chairman of the BAFTA Games Committee, said: “Each year we are overwhelmed by the calibre of talent identified in this competition, and this year is no exception, with our finalists clearly among the most promising young games designers ...

Widnes student in the running for BAFTA game design award

Liverpool Echo - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The Priestley College student said: “It's amazing to have been chosen as a finalist for a BAFTA Young Game Designer Award, and I'm really excited to be able to show what I've worked on and gain the experience that comes from an event like this.


Gamasutra - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
London, 20 July: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced today that Ilkka Paananen, CEO and co-founder of Supercell, creator of popular mobile games including Clash of Clans and Hay Day, will deliver this year's ...

BAFTA hopes for Kilwinning gamers

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
THREE Kilwinning teens have been shortlisted for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Young Game Designer (YGD) Award.
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Forest Row teen nominated for BAFTA for computer game he created

East Grinstead Courier & Observer - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
A teenager from Forest Row has been named as a finalist in the BAFTA Young Game Design (YGD) awards. Charlie Thurston, 14, will have his video game assessed by a jury of industry experts as he attends the special awards ceremony held at BAFTA's ...

Llandybie teen shortlisted for BAFTA gaming award

South Wales Guardian - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Harvey Elliott, Chair of the BAFTA Games Committee, said: “Each year we are overwhelmed by the calibre of talent identified in this competition, and this year is no exception, with our finalists clearly among the most promising young games designers in ...

Ricky Gervais to receive BAFTA LA honour

Screen International - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The winner of numerous Golden Globes, Primetime Emmys and BAFTAs recently starred in the Netflix original film Special Correspondents and will next be seen in his mockumentary, David Brent: Life On The Road.

Young Scots reach Bafta game design finals

BBC News - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Gamers from Scotland have been shortlisted as finalists for the Bafta Young Game Designers Award. They are Vaida Plankyte, 16, from Edinburgh, Calum McCartan, 18, of Ardrishaig, Argyll, and Jordan Han, 16, of Dundee.

TV quiz Pointless awarded highest environmental honour by Bafta - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
TV show Pointless has been awarded full marks for reducing its environmental footprint by Bafta. The BBC One show scored the top three-star rating in Bafta's albert certification scheme, which recognises and champions sustainability in the industry, by ...

BAFTA: A Masterclass with Joe Letteri

The Upcoming - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Then it is time to meet Joe Letteri, who graced PictureHouse Central for his Bafta Masterclass on VFX techniques. Letteri is the director of Academy Award winning Weta Digital, a digital production company that has systematically created a visual ...

Style Diary: Kate Beckinsale

USA TODAY - ‎4 hours ago‎
Happy birthday, Kate Beckinsale! Can you believe she just turned 43? Beckinsale brings new meaning to forties and fabulous. Just check out the styles she's been working on the red carpet lately, starting with this cool-as-a-cucumber look at the BAFTA ...

Why the BBC should never be afraid to be popular

Radio Times - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
What are the most difficult television programmes to produce? Unexpectedly perhaps it's the most popular ones. Anyone who has tried to organise a night out amongst a few friends knows how hard it is to get everyone to agree on any aspect of it ...
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The Get Down: watch the new trailer for Baz Luhrmann's Bronx musical - ‎10 hours ago‎
The show has been a labour of love for the Bafta-winning director. It's "a project I have been contemplating and working on now for over 10 years," says Luhrmann, whose films include Moulin Rouge!
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10 times Helen Mirren was a bona fide treasure

USA TODAY - ‎8 hours ago‎
She may be a Grammy away from an EGOT but perhaps the greatest gift Helen Mirren has shared throughout her storied career - which, over the last five decades, has garnered four Emmys, a Tony, two Golden Globes, five BAFTA Awards and one Oscar ...

Francis Ford Coppola tests concept of live movie-making at UCLA

University of California - ‎7 hours ago‎
In addition to receiving the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, Coppola is the recipient of Golden Globe, BAFTA, DGA and WGA Awards and earned two Palme d'Or prizes from the Cannes Film Festival for "The ...

PRS for Music panel explores opportunities in gaming

Music Week - ‎13 hours ago‎
Chaired by Graham Davies, PRS director of strategy, the first panel, Understanding the Games Market, began with insights from Appy Nation's, Andy Payne, BAFTA and Ivor nominee composer, Richard Jacques, composer and games expert, John Broomhall, ...