The world leading independent arts charity BAFTA, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the global luxury brand BURBERRY began to cooperate and support the next generation of British originative talents in the field of film, television and games.
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25th October in London BAFTA revealed results of the most promising talented newcomers from UK. 20 future stars were selected by a stellar industry Jury and now they became BAFTA Breakthrough Brits. During next 12 months they will take a part in the program that characterized by one-to-one mentoring, guidance sessions, networking opportunities and an international travel bursary. In that year-long period BAFTA will support selected future stars throughout working with them and assistance in the career development. Besides winners of Breakthrough Brits obtained membership of BAFTA for a year that allows free access to BAFTA events and screenings and to member space at 195 Piccadilly.
Will Poulter, actor and Breakthrough Brits juror said
“I jumped at the chance to be part of the Breakthrough Brits Jury because what I love most about BAFTA as an organisation is that it isn’t just commending people for reaching a certain height in their career. They are also doing so much work to nurture talent and provide people with the opportunity to get to that level.”
Event was hosted by Maya Jama, television presenter and took a place in the the global Burberry flagship. Actors Joe Dempsie, Vicky McClure, Jenna Coleman and Suranne Jones announced who is the next BAFTA Breakthrough Brits:
On the list Breakthrough Brits are also: Anna Holinrake, Charlie Cooper and Daisy Cooper, Chloë Thomson, Francis Lee, Josh O’Connor, Kit Fraser, Lydia Hampson, Mahalia Belo, Olivia Wood, Sarah Quintrell,Segun Akinola, Susan Wakoma.
BAFTA and Burberry have common vision to give future stars the tools to develop their skills at the start of their careers, wherever they are in the world.
“Breakthrough Brits, in partnership with Burberry, identifies the very best emerging talent in film, games and television. As it reaches its fifth year, I am so proud of what the initiative has achieved and the talented people it is has honoured. Over the next year the Breakthrough Brits will be supported by BAFTA and mentored by some of the industry’s most established professionals. This year’s Breakthrough Brits truly represent the diverse range of talents that make up our industries. We’re thrilled to be recognising these individuals this evening.”
Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA