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New Talent... Breakthrough Brit Adrienne Law

28 March 2019

In October 2018, games producer Adrienne Law was named as one of the 19 new BAFTA Breakthrough Brits, our initiative to showcase and support the next generation of creative talent in film, games and television in the UK. She has been working in the games industry for just three years at BAFTA-winning indie ustwo, her first producer job being the company’s sequel to its bestselling Monument Valley puzzler. Here, she explains her journey into the industry and offers her thoughts on why games is such an exciting medium. Interview by Toby Weidmann

Focus on... Tax Relief for the UK’s Creative Sector

27 March 2019

Companies that predominantly work within film, television animation, high-end television, children’s television and games development may be eligible for tax relief. The following article first appeared on Immerse UK and has been reproduced with the kind permission of Sheridans, REWIND and Immerse UK – the original feature focused on Video Games Tax Relief and Animation Television Tax Relief, but has been edited to focus solely on the former. 

In Conversation... Voiceover artists Cissy Jones & Richard Reed

27 March 2019

During a flying visit to the UK last year, BAFTA-winning voiceover artist Cissy Jones (Firewatch, The Walking Dead, Darksiders) joined a select group of BAFTA Crew Games Members for a unique Q&A about her craft, the industry and, in particular, her insight on how to find voiceover work in games. BAFTA paired Jones with Crew Member Richard Reed, himself a developing voiceover actor (Elite Dangerous: Horizons, Total War: Warhammer II), for an exclusive one-to-one chat. Here’s what they had to say...

Event: Nolan North Special Award PresentationDate: Monday 11 June 2018Venue: The London, West Hollywood, Los Angeles-

The North Star: Nolan North receives a BAFTA Special Award

26 July 2018

With more than two decades in the business and performances in 180-plus games, actor and voice actor Nolan North is one of the true greats of the games industry. In June, just before this year’s E3, North was presented with a BAFTA Special Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to performance in games. Words by Toby Weidmann.