Albrecht to accept award

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA/LA) will bestow HBO Original Programming with the Britannia Award for excellence in TV.

Nod will be handed off to Chris Albrecht, prexy of HBO original programming, on Nov. 10 during the org’s 11th annual Britannia Awards to be held at the Century Plaza Hotel.

“We are delighted to be honoring HBO, truly one of the leading suppliers of innovative programming for the past 25 years,” BAFTA/LA chairman Gary Dartnall said. “The premium cable network has long embraced Britain’s most creative talent, and we recognize and honor HBO for its expansive support of our industry.”

The cabler, which in recent years has lensed a bevy of projects on British soil including the recent telepic “Wit,” also looked to Blighty during production of the upcoming epic miniseries “Band of Brothers,” which preems in September.

As previously announced, George Lucas will take home BAFTA/LA’s Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award.

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