Brits to Watch: The Screenings identifies hot-off-the-press British-based acting, directing, writing and producing talents and presents them to an exclusive audience of industry professionals in NY and LA. The evening’s guest was director Richard Laxton who presented his film, Burton & Taylor.
Director Richard Laxton attended a screening of Burton & Taylor in New York as part of Brits to Watch on 23 October 2013. The new talent initiative is run in partnership with British Council and is directed at the industry in New York and Los Angeles. Amanda Berry, CEO of BAFTA, commented; "British Television is admired the world over, so we are proud to include quality television drama as part of BAFTA’s Brits to Watch: The Screenings. I am thrilled we are showcasing Burton and Taylor and its talented director Richard Laxton."