Could You Be One Of The Next BAFTA Breakthrough Brit Award Winners? Apply Now For The Chance!

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Good Morning Lovelies, 

Today, the BAFTAs have announced that they are looking for the next big British talents in film, TV and games, as they are calling for newcomers to come forward and apply for their BAFTA Breakthrough Brits award ceremony.


With a leading jury of experts from the world of TV, film and games, the awards ceremony will see 20 on and off screen newcomers - chosen at an event at the Burberry flagship store on Regent Street later in the year - embark on a year-long mentor programme, which will see them receive a bespoke programme of career development support, including one-to-one mentoring, guidance sessions and networking opportunities, as well as free access to BAFTA events for 12 months.

If this sounds like something you would love to do lovelies, then you can apply via here: http://bit.ly/Breakthrough-Brits up until Tuesday 30th May. Or if you are an industry professional, then you can recommend someone by emailing the team at breakthrough@bafta.org.

Actor David Oyelowo, who mentored Breakthrough Brits in 2016, said of the initiative: "Encouragement and advocacy are essential to any and every artist's development. There are a handful of individuals who gave me the self-confidence and belief I needed to ‘go for it’ as an actor. Without them I'd be unhappily pursuing a different career."

Whilst, actor Rosamund Pike, who was Breakthrough Brits juror and mentor in 2016, said: “When we’re starting out in this business, we all need mentoring. We all crave to be part of a club, to get that seal of approval - whether it’s working with someone you admire, being part of an organisation such as BAFTA, being an alumni of a recognised theatre school. It all matters; it makes you feel that you’re not just this little island set adrift in a crazy sea. We all want to learn, but we never know the right questions to ask. With hindsight, looking back, I feel if I had an opportunity like this and was nurtured though it, it could have made a huge difference.”

Also speaking about the applications process, Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA, said: “The success of Breakthrough Brits is a real source of pride for everyone at BAFTA, and we’re delighted to be partnering with Burberry for a fifth year on such an important new talent initiative. Year on year, the calibre of talent we identify through the initiative exceeds expectations, and we were particularly thrilled that a number of our Breakthrough Brits were among the winners and nominees at our most recent EE British Academy Film Awards, and look forward to seeing this success replicated across our other Award ceremonies.”

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity lovelies! 

Blog Soon, 
Joey X

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