BAFTA honoring primetime Emmy nominees at 7th Annual TV Tea Party.
Los Angeles, CA, August 24, 2009 -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles® (BAFTA/LA) will host its 7th Annual TV Tea Party on Saturday, September 19 at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City from 3:00-6:00 PM, to benefit BAFTA/LA's philanthropic efforts. BBC America and British Airways are the Presenting Sponsors, and additional sponsors of the event include Jorian Hill Wines, Fox Television Studios, Reveille and WMe, as well as BAFTA/LA annual sponsors Volvo, American Airlines and Bombardier.
The TV Tea celebrates the 2008-2009 Emmy nominees and talent from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand on the Saturday prior to Primetime Emmy Awards. Other invited guests include nominees, past Emmy winners, BAFTA/LA Members, and industry executives. Talent attending this year includes Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Toni Collette, Stephen Moyer, Kathryn Morris, Kathy Griffin, Tom Wilkinson, Tate Donavan, Leslie David, Melora Hardin, Katee Sackhoff, Joely Fisher, Alex Kingston, Anne Dudek, Kate Flannery, Eva La Rue, Jim Parsons, Colin Ferguson, Ashley Jensen, Brendan Gleeson, Sharon Lawrence, James Bobin, Bret McKenzie and many, many more!
"With the continued and increasing success of British talent on American television, the TV Tea Party is an excellent occasion for bringing everyone together to celebrate and unwind before the awards show in a beautiful relaxed atmosphere," stated Peter Morris, BAFTA/LA's Chairman of the Board.
Serving as the bridge between the American and British entertainment communities, BAFTA/LA is a professional non-profit organization founded in California in 1987 to promote and advance original work in film, television and interactive media.
BAFTA/LA's outreach programs benefit members and other professionals working within the entertainment industry, as well as the Los Angeles community at large. BAFTA/LA provides exclusive access to screenings, Q&As with talent and filmmakers, conversations with leading UK-based film and television executives, and the Heritage Archive, featuring broadcast-quality interviews with distinguished British members of the film and television industries. Educational outreach for students and the Los Angeles community includes an after-school screening program for inner-city youth at the Helen Keller Park Recreation Center and a recent partnership with FilmAid to mentor young filmmakers. Additional programs include seminars in association with local universities and festivals, scholarships for post-graduate programs, and recognizing professional and student talent with awards at film festivals throughout the U.S.
Maintaining a long tradition of recognizing the finest filmmaking and television talent, BAFTA/LA hosts a series of social networking events, including the Annual BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards, the BAFTA Film Awards Brunch, the Annual Garden Party, and the Awards Season Film and Television Tea Parties in January and September. BAFTA/LA is affiliated with BAFTA in London, and members vote annually for the prestigious BAFTA Film Awards.
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