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BAFTA announces expansion of North America operations

5 January 2022

Kathryn Busby appointed Chair and Elliot Knight and Karl Stewart appointed Deputy Chairs of BAFTA’s new North America board

  • Matthew Wiseman named Executive Director and Head of North America
  • Changes to BAFTA’s US operational structure to strengthen arts charity’s global impact
  • Announcement follows new appointments to BAFTA’s Board of Trustees earlier in the year
Event: BAFTA Breakthrough PhotoshootDate: Saturday 6 November & Sunday 7 November 2021Venue: Simpsons in the Strand, Strand, London-

BAFTA unveils its UK and US Breakthrough participants for 2021

8 December 2021
  • 36 'must-watch' creatives from film, games and television to receive professional development and global networking opportunities from BAFTA, with the support of Netflix
  • Breakthrough participants selected by cross-industry global jury of industry experts including Afua Hirsch, Niamh Algar, Tim Renkow, Rutina Wesley, Ade Rawcliffe, Bruce Miller, and Colin Trevorrow
Event: EE Rising Star Nominations AnnouncementDate: Thursday 3 December 2019Venue: BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, LondonHost: Edith Bowman-

Andy Serkis, Sadie Frost and Michelle Dockery join the BAFTA EE Rising Star Award jury panel to select the coveted award’s 2022 shortlist

1 December 2021
  • BAFTA-winner Andy Serkis joined filmmaker and actress Sadie Frost and Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery to select the EE Rising Star Award shortlist for the 2022 EE British Academy Film Awards
  • Chaired by BAFTA Chair, Krishnendu Majumdar, the esteemed jury panel also included casting directors Lucy Bevan (Belfast) and Leo Davis (The Queen) who all met at the recently redeveloped BAFTA headquarters to select this year’s shortlist of young and up-and-coming talent
  • The EE Rising Star Award 2022 celebrates its 17th anniversary with previous winners including Bukky Bakray, Micheal Ward, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, John Boyega, and Tom Hardy
  • The shortlist will be announced 1st February when voting will open to the British public at
  • Nominations for all categories at the EE British Academy Film Awards will be announced on 3rd February 2022, with the ceremony being broadcast on Sunday 13th March on BBC One