A huge thank you to the BAFTA LA members and friends, who volunteer a collective 4,000 hours each year across our Access for All programs. Here, you can read about some of their experiences.
“…when a young person from a challenged background and community, who has been told most of their lives that they won’t and can’t make it, reaches out to me with a success story, [it] makes it all worthwhile. We are the bridge to those students who have the talent and desire to be in the film business, through the internships and jobs that BAFTA Access For All works hard to provide, along with the connections, support and friendships developed within our organization. I am proud to be a part of this inclusive program and of the lives of the many young people whom we have mentored, and whose lives we have touched.”
"I still remember, with incredible gratitude, the people who helped me break into the business when I moved to LA, and I’ve always tried to pay that forward... I’ve been lucky to be able to offer jobs/paid internships to a couple of BAFTA students, and I can tell you -- there’s nothing more fun than giving people their first job in Hollywood. Especially people who are so capable and deserve to be represented in our industry."