The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is taking its first steps in India, with a talent hunt initiative that allows the academy to identify and nurture five talents working in film, games or television in India gives. The exercise, known as the BAFTA Breakthrough Initiative, is part of the academy’s year-round efforts, which support its awards ceremonies as well as new talent. The program features former backing artists such as Tom Holland, Letitia Wright, Florence Pugh, Jessie Buckley, Josh O’Connor and Callum Turner. Shekhar Kapoor announced his next film with Hollywood star Emma Thompson; Filmmaker begins rehearsal with Academy Award winner
Arriving in India is part of the global expansion effort of the BAFTA initiative. The aim of BAFTA Breakthrough India is to facilitate the development of relations between British and Indian talents. In 2020, BAFTA will identify, celebrate and support five talents working in film, sports, or television in India through this program in the country. The selected participants will be offered a one-year support program from BAFTA and showcase across India and the UK. Oscar 2021: Academy Awards Updated Eligibility Rules To Allow Drive-In Screening
By showcasing talent globally, BAFTA Breakthrough aims to help advance their careers to help them learn more about the industry, overcome barriers to progress, and work with them globally But networks can be created that can affect their careers. BAFTA Breakthrough India is a new international iteration of the successful Breakthrough initiative, which has been in operation in the UK since 2019 and China since 2013. The effort was launched in the United States this year, supporting more than 130 emerging talents to date.
Industry supporters of the initiative in recent years include actors Oliva Coleman, Naomi Harris, Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton, actors-producers Brad Pitt, directors Tom Harper and Barry Jenkins, game designers Brand Romero and Tim Shaffer, and actor-writer Sharon Horgan . Amy Schumer. “BAFTA is hired to facilitate creative partnerships in the arts, the only art charity to work on film, sports and television,” said Tim Hunter, director of BAFTA, Learning and New Talent.
“India is one of the most prolific and accomplished industries and a fascinating center for screen art with a lot of creative diversity, extending far beyond the world famous ‘Bollywood’. Some of the world’s best practitioners work in Indian film Hunter said. “Sports and television – and practitioners around the world – have learned a lot from them.” BAFTA Breakthrough will showcase and support the rising stars of film, games and television in India supported by Netflix.
“We share BAFTA’s vision and responsibility in providing opportunities for emerging talent to opportunitiessuccess.” We are thrilled to help expand our support for the program in India and to raise new voices in our country. This initiative will meaningfully bring together creative communities across borders, support. Their stories explore raw talent and give them recognition on the world stage, ”said Monica Shergill on behalf of the streaming giant.
As part of the initiative, BAFTA will work closely with local cultural bodies and industry in India to reach out to each sub-region and identify outstanding individuals who have made creative promises in film, sports and television. The event will be supported by a series of craft masterclasses, which will feature British and Indian talent to share their expertise and insights with audiences in India and the UK.
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