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Event: Scholarship BreakfastDate: 24 September 2015Venue: BBC AmericaBAFTA/Sam Pezzullo

The full list of BAFTA New York committees and their missions.

Screening Committee

Chair: Lyn Familant
Vice Chair: Melinda Matlin

MISSION: To develop and manage an exciting and dynamic program of screenings throughout the year. Through the Screening committee, develop relationships with studios, distributors and PR companies to introduce BAFTA New York Members to the widest range of new studio and independent films, Q&As and film themed events.

Contact: [email protected]

Learning & New Talent Committee

Co-Chair: Patrick Connolly
Co-Chair: Susan Margolin

MISSION: To Inspire and Empower today the new talent of tomorrow.

Our mission is to support and encourage emerging talent, provide opportunities for enrichment, education and build a diverse community inclusive of all stakeholders. The Committee seeks to foster the next generation of talent through scholarships, mentorships, community outreach, education and screenings, student film awards, scholarship alumni programs and other initiatives.

Contact: [email protected]

Children's Committee

Chair: Doug Schwalbe
Vice Chair: Jennifer Lupinacci

MISSION: The BAFTA Children's committee is dedicated to bringing outstanding British children's and youth programming to the United States with the aim of improving understanding between the two countries. It creates events to promote British audiovisual storytelling to young audiences in all forms; stop frame, traditional 2D and CG animation as well as live action in both television programs and feature films. From pre-school through the teenage years, the BAFTA children's committee works on expanding the footprint of British programming in the United States.

Contact: [email protected]

Social, Digital and Interactive Media

Chair: Susan Margolin
Vice-Chair: Patrick Connolly

MISSION: To create awareness of BAFTA New York and its screenings and events using social media. To educate the New York metro community and beyond about activities involving British Film and Television via web and social media. To produce educational events around the dynamic and quickly evolving Digital landscape for our membership and for the greater film and TV community.

Contact: [email protected]