Duke & Duchess of Cambridge Hit Hollywood for BAFTA's First Brits to Watch Event; Names Announced

by Sophia Savage
June 15, 2011 5:39 AM
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UPDATE 7/1: The forty-two Brits have been named and are listed below.

EARLIER: The British are coming! BAFTA will host its inaugural "Brits to Watch" event July 9 at Los Angeles' Belasco Theater, to bring attention to emerging talents in film, TV and video games from across the Atlantic. Forty-two Brits have been chosen by BAFTA to attend the black tie event (names will be announced closer to the show), where they will have the opportunity to network at tables hosted by industry professionals. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the event, to give it some royal flair.

Says BAFTA Los Angeles chairman Nigel Lythgoe:

“This very special event is an excellent extension of BAFTA’s charitable work in Los Angeles, and around the world. Promoting the individual and collective achievements of our most promising emerging British talent is such an important part of our remit, whilst encouraging goodwill for the UK and opening further opportunities for UK-US collaboration. Being given the opportunity of meeting Hollywood's elite will provide a highly significant and beneficial moment for them, especially at such a formative stage of their careers.”

"Brits to Watch"
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

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