Hello! My name is Luke Parker Bowles and I am thrilled to be your new Chairman of BAFTA New York. If we have met already I look forward to many more interactions and if not, there will be many opportunities for us to connect in the next few months
These are genuinely exciting times for BAFTA New York, teed-up beautifully by our outgoing Chairman, Charles Tremayne and CEO, Christina Thomas, both of whom will continue to be an important part of the process and to whom I am extremely grateful. Our Board and Committees are unrivaled in their commitment, support and bullishness and I am so excited to partner with them to constantly take our work up a notch and provide more to you, the member. And then of course, there are the newbies—our wonderful CEO, Julie La’Bassiere and COO, Lisa Harrison, who bring with them a staggering collective wealth of experience, enthusiasm and smarts. There can be none better to implement our collective ambitions for an even richer, more diverse and meatier BAFTA New York. This is an exciting time to be a BAFTA New York member!
So, what can you look forward to this year?
This Fall sees the return of In Conversation with a further bevy of the best British actors working today, discussing their lives, craft and perspectives in
the intimate surroundings of The Standard High Line.
Our Television committee will be bringing back another series of Brits Who Cracked America, which has proven to be a huge success for BAFTA New York and an event our members have been raving about.
The Children’s committee’s now-infamous Norwood Club lunches provide an intimate opportunity to rack the brains of special industry guests. A must—mark my words!
The epic screening season will be with us quicker than you think and, by all accounts, we are in for yet another stellar season, bolstered by a cornucopia of great films and Q&A’s.
October’s Rocliffe New Writing Forum, monthly Player’s Club get-togethers, our superb Media Studies Scholarship Program, and on and on.
But there is more, A GREAT DEAL MORE. Over the next few months we plan to announce a plethora of exciting new events, partnerships and benefits for you, the BAFTA New York member. This opportunity to provide even more for your membership fee is something that we are all very focused on and we think you will be excited by what is to come.
We also want to know what you think, what you want and if you would like to be more involved, so please feel free to drop me a line at [email protected]
Enjoy your summer and very best wishes,