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"Rebuilding the World Trade Center" film awarded the BAFTA Television Craft Award for Photography- Factual

On Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Luke Parker Bowles, Vice Chairman, BAFTA New York presented director Marcus Robinson with his BAFTA Television Craft Award for Photography- Factual for his film, *REBUILDING...

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Brits To Watch Screening With Yann Demange

Director Yann Demange presents his critically acclaimed film ’71 at a Brits to Watch screening in New York.

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Quarterly Newsletter from the Chairman of BAFTA New York
 JULY 2014

Spring never seems to last as long as we hope before the heat of the summer comes, but here at BAFTA we have been making good use of the time. I hope you have managed to attend some of the events we...

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BAFTA New York Announces 2014 Board of Directors Election Result

Luke Parker Bowles Elected Vice Chairman by the Board. Dee Poku, Co-Founder and CEO of WIE Network Joins the Board of Directors. Vernon Chu, Patrick Connolly, Matthew Kearney and Susan Margolin Win...

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Watch: In Conversation with Hugh Dancy

Watch Hugh Dancy talk about his career in television, film and on Broadway in the latest installment of BAFTA New York’s “In Conversation” in partnership with Standard Talks

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Watch: In Conversation with Benedict Cumberbatch

Watch actor Benedict Cumberbatch discuss his life and career in the first of BAFTA New York's “In Conversation" interviews, presented in partnership with Standard Talks.

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The Boxtrolls Screening and Q&A

A family event movie from the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.

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Get on Up - Q&A with Cast, Producers and Director

In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Boseman is joined in the drama by Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Craig Robinson, Octavia Spencer, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter and Jill Scott.

Academy Award® winner Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, 8 Mile) produces for Imagine Entertainment, with Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman (Shine a Light) producing under their Jagged Films banner. Imagine’s Erica Huggins (Flightplan) also serves as a producer on Get on Up, while Taylor produces under his Wyolah Films label. Peter Afterman, Trish Hofmann, Jez Butterworth, John Butterworth, John Norris and Anna Culp serve as executive producers.

Photography: BAFTA/New York Joan Katz

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In Conversation with Hugh Dancy

Emmy Award nominee Hugh Dancy ("Hannibal," Hysteria) was the featured guest of the "In Conversation" series. Dancy discussed, live and in an intimate setting, his extraordinary career in television, film and on Broadway. Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, served as the moderator. "In Conversation," a series of live interviews with notable British actors, directors, screenwriters and producers explores their career achievements and provides an inside look at what it takes to become and remain a top-notch artist.

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In Conversation with Benedict Cumberbatch

The first “In Conversation” featured Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness) and was moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg. Cumberbatch discussed his remarkable career on stage, television, and the big screen. The series was launched at The Standard High Line as part of the “Standard Talks” program, a series of conversations and talks that take place across all The Standard Hotels in New York, Los Angeles and Miami.

Photography: BAFTA/New York

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Brits to Watch - Lilting by Hong Khaou

The evening featured writer/director Hong Khaou, who presented his feature debut, Lilting.
Lilting premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year, where it won the Best Cinematography Award at the festival, as well as kudos as a "rare film … both graceful and observant" (Ioncinema). Lilting features performances by legendary Chinese actress Cheng Pei-pei as a mother grieving the loss of her son, and Ben Whishaw – in an emotionally spot-on performance – as her son's lover. With culture and age as barriers to sharing their grief, Lilting is a "perceptive meditation on the path to connection between two human souls and reveals what separates us can also bind us together" (Sundance Festival Catalogue).

Photography: BAFTA/New York Van Stolatis

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Locke Q&A with Tom Hardy and Director Steven Knight

Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job, and soul. All taking place over the course of one absolutely riveting car ride, LOCKE is an exploration of how one decision can lead to the complete collapse of a life. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Steven Knight (EASTERN PROMISES, DIRTY PRETTY THINGS) and driven by an unforgettable performance by Tom Hardy.

Photography: BAFTA/New York Seton Davey

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