10 November 12
BAFTA jetted three unknown screenwriters across the pond from London to New York to showcase their work in front of the cream of the US television industry. For a second year, the selected writers participated in the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum at the Annual New York Television Festival to see their original work performed on-stage at this special incarnation of BAFTA's flagship new writing programme.
Our Rocliffe British Writing finalists Kayleigh Llewellyn & Matthew Barry, Nicolas Small and Sarah Courtauld's works were performed by New York Actors for nearly 200 BAFTA members and NYTVF guests at the 92Y in Tribeca. Charismatic host Farah Abushwesha moderated with the Industry Guest, the engaging Jenni Konner (HBO’s The Girls) who was brilliantly generous with her feedback and support for these bright new talents of British Comedy writing. A very successful event and an exciting showcase for our Bafta Rocliffe winners!