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BAFTA/LA is pleased to announce that the tradition of celebrating and honoring the Emmy® nominees and talent from the UK will continue with the 7th Annual TV Tea Party on Saturday, September 19, 2009.
The TV Tea will be held at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City from 3.00pm – 6.00pm, including a silent auction to raise funds and awareness of our expanding Outreach and Philanthropic programs including our Heritage Archive and Inner City Cinema programs.
The TV Tea will also celebrate nominees and talent from Canada, Australia and New Zealand on what will be the Saturday prior to the Primetime Emmy Awards. BBC America and British Airways are the Presenting Sponsors, and additional sponsors of the event include Jorian Hill Wines, Fox Television Studios, Reveille and WMe, as well as our annual BAFTA/LA sponsors Volvo, American Airlines and Bombardier.
Our invited guests will include nominees, past Emmy winners, BAFTA/LA Members, and industry executives.
Tickets are available for BAFTA/LA Voting Members. Please click here for ticket details.
Venue: InterContinental Hotel
||BAFTA/LA Newcomers Program: Membership Mixer
BAFTA/LA is pleased to announce details of a Membership Mixer to welcome the participants of
our Newcomers Program.
Members and Newcomers are invited to the Red Rock’s Upstairs Bar for complimentary snacks and happy-hour drinks.
We invite all Members to join us for a casual social evening, particularly those interested in supporting the program by mentoring one of the newly accepted participants.
8782 Sunset Blvd
6.00 – 8.30pm
(happy hour between 6.00-7.00)
Venue: Red Rock, 8782 Sunset Blvd
||23rd Annual BAFTA/LA Garden Party
We are pleased to invite our Members and Guests to to the 23rd Annual BAFTA/LA Garden Party, to be held on Sunday August 16, 2009 between 4.00pm – 7.30pm at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills.
The Garden Party offers Members a chance to gather with their friends, peers and colleagues for an elegant afternoon celebrating the continuing success of BAFTA/LA.
This popular event always sells out so please RSVP as early as possible.
Please click here for details and ticket details.
Venue: Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills.
We are pleased to announce the return of the popular BAFTA/LA Clubhouse Evening.
Join us for happy-hour drinks, appetizers, and a great opportunity to meet and network with your fellow Members. BAFTA/LA Board Member Brian Walton will be our guest of honor for the evening, and be available for questions and comments. Brian is currently Co-Chair of the Membership Services Committee.
Venue: Ye Olde King's Head (132 Santa Monica Blvd)
BAFTA/LA presents a unique opportunity for directors, producers and filmmakers to discuss the issues of casting for film and television with one of the industry’s leading Casting Directors.
As part of the popular BAFTA/LA Salon Sessions, Casting Director April Webster (Lost, Criminal Minds, Fringe, Star Trek, 2012, Godzilla, The Patriot) will join us to discuss the relationship between the filmmaker and casting director, getting a project to top talent, the challenges of straddling the indie and studio worlds, as well as address topics raised by our attendees. The Salon will be moderated by BAFTA/LA Member John Alan Simon.
Our Salon Sessions are designed to be small gatherings to facilitate a focused and productive discussion. This particular Salon is aimed at casting issues from the filmmakers’ perspective, rather than the actors themselves.
||BAFTA/LA Student Film Awards 2009
BAFTA/LA Members are invited to attend a special screening of the seven finalists of the BAFTA/LA Student Film Awards, and vote for the 2009 winner.
The Education and Outreach Committee has selected seven extraordinary short films from 28 submissions from 10 Southern California Film Schools. All BAFTA/LA Voting Members in attendance will receive a ballot, the ballots will be counted, and the evening will conclude with the presentation of the awards to the winners.
Venue: Mark Goodson Theater, American Film Institute
||BAFTA/LA British Comedy Festival Presented by British Airways
Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, we are excited to announce the second BAFTA/LA British Comedy Festival presented by British Airways.
Members and Guests are invited to join us on May 8, 2009 for an evening of entertainment and celebration as we honor the best British Comedy Performer, Television Comedy Program and Comedy Film of 2008.
The evening will include the presentation of the BAFTA/LA Charlie Chaplin Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy to British comedy icon Tracey Ullman.
Tickets are available at the special BAFTA/LA Membership rate of $200 (regular ticket price $250) on a first-come first-served basis.
If you have not already done so, please contact Michael Teta Associates at (818) 906-0240 or email@example.com to book your place.
To view pictures from last year's Festival please visit our Gallery.
UPDATE: PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT
Venue: Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
||Seminar: Dispatches from the Digital Revolution – Filmmaking Now.
BAFTA/LA presents an in-depth examination of the promises and pitfalls of the new digital technology.
This seminar is aimed at all levels of interest and experience and will provide an opportunity to have questions about the new technology answered by leading experts.
The program will include screening of test-footage from a variety of high-end digital cameras, including the “Red”. There will also be a case-study commentary over film clips on some of the digital post challenges of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
Panelists: (confirmed, but subject to availability)
Update!> Cean Chaffin - Producer ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Zodiac," "Panic Room," "Fight Club," and "The Game").
President/CEO, The Camera House – a rental house catering to top-end cinematographers, directors and production studios.
Post-production supervisor, Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Zodiac, Panic Room, Fight Club, The Game, and Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2. Currently, Director of Post Production for Marvel Studios.
Founder and owner, Hollywood-DI, a post-production boutique set up to bring affordable digital intermediates to HD and independent filmmakers
John Alan Simon (moderator)
Writer-Director, Radio Free Albemuth (based on the novel by Philip K. Dick); Producer, The Getaway; former staff writer New Orleans Times Picayune; Simon’s feature Radio Free Albemuth is currently finishing post-production and was shot in HD with the Thomson Viper Film Stream - the same camera used for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Venue: Mark Goodson Theater, American Film Institute
||Orange British Academy Film Awards
BAFTA/LA hosts a Champagne Brunch and the Exclusive West Coast Broadcast of The Orange British Academy Film Awards, sponsored by BBC America.
For full details please click here.
IMPORTANT TIME CHAGE: Please be advised that the Broadcast of the Orange British Academy Film Awards from London will now begin at 12.00 Noon.
Reception and Brunch will therefore begin at the earlier time of 10.30am, and will continue to be served throughout the Broadcast.
We look forward to seeing you for this afternoon of celebration.
10.30am Reception and Brunch
12.00pm Awards Broadcast from London
Venue: UCLA Faculty Center, 480 Charles E. Young Drive
||BAFTA/LA Clubhouse Evening
BAFTA/LA is pleased to announce details of the first Clubhouse evening of 2009.
Come along, meet other Members, network, and enjoy the Cat and Fiddle's hospitality of free nibbles!
We are committed to providing opportunities for Members to network and to learn more about BAFTA/LA; this wonderful event is always well attended, so is a great way for you to connect with other Members in an informal setting.
6.00pm - 8.00pm
We look forward to seeing you there!
Venue: Cat and Fiddle, 6530 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood
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