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BA to fly BAFTA Brits to LA

6th July 2011 Print

As official airline partner of BAFTA, the airline is proud to be flying talent to Los Angeles for the forthcoming BAFTA Brits to Watch event.

Today BAFTA announced the names of the 42 Brits to Watch who will be the focus of the inaugural BAFTA Brits to Watch in partnership with Audi. The event will take place on Saturday 9 July at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles.

 BAFTA’s President, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, and HRH The Duchess of Cambridge will attend the event as part of their visit to California, helping highlight the incredible depth and range of great British talent currently emerging in film, television and video games.

The 42 Brits have been selected by a BAFTA panel based on a number of criteria. They will generally not be complete beginners in their industry, and will have already begun to show real promise.

They are:

Rory Aitken, Producer
James Bobin, Writer/Director
Jessica Brown Findlay, Actress
David Buckley, Composer
Jamie Bull, Editor
Sam Care, Cinematographer
Joe Cornish, Writer/Director
Damian Daniel, Cinematographer
Brynach Day, Student (Director)
Patrick Dickinson, Student (Director)
Sabrina Doyle, Student (Director)
Gareth Edwards, Director
Charles Griffiths, Video Games Designer
Nick Holt, Documentary Director
Tom Hughes, Actor
Daniel Kaluuya, Actor/Writer
Ben Lambert, Visual Effects Artist
Anna Lavelle, Production Designer
Harry Lloyd, Actor
Victoria Mather, Animator
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Actress
Lou McLoughlan, Student (Director)
Jules Nurrish, Student (Writer/Director)
Folashadé Olagundoye, Production Designer
Debs Paterson, Director
Liza Rhea, Student (Animation)
Talulah Riley, Actress
Oliver Riley-Smith, Student (Writer/Director/Producer)
Caroline Skinner, Producer
Rupert Smith, Director
Katie Sole, Producer
Kate Solomon, Producer
Adrian Sturges, Producer
Juno Temple, Actress
Jack Thorne, Writer
Rachel Tunnard, Editor/Writer
Matt Turner, Video Games Designer
Nathan Walster, Visual Effects Artist
James Watkins, Writer/Director
Dave Whyte, Animator/Graphic Designer
Owain Yeoman, Actor
Aaron Young, Documentary Director/Producer

BAFTA Brits to Watch in partnership with Audi will be supported by leading film, television and video game companies who will personally host tables at the black-tie evening event, and invite leading creative practitioners both in front of and behind the camera to join them. The 42 Brits to Watch will join them at their tables for dinner to make what could be the most important introductions of their careers so far, as well as having the chance to meet Their Royal Highnesses. Examples of their work will be showcased throughout the evening and distributed to the attendees afterwards. Soho House West Hollywood will host a reception for the Brits to Watch on the evening of Friday 8 July.

British Airways is the Official Airline partner of BAFTA. Through the partnership, the airline is helping British talent to take off, by providing flights for emerging talent. Since the partnership launched in February 2010, the airline has supported a number of BAFTA events, and continues to work with BAFTA on in-flight entertainment and other opportunities.