Hot young U.K. helmer honored at new awards bash
LONDON — Brit helmer Joe Wright was awarded with the film prize for his outstanding creative contribution to the medium at the inaugural Hospital Awards, which have been established to celebrate new talent in all the creative industries.
The Hospital Club, a trendy TV and music studios space and private members club over seven floors in London’s Covent Garden, is behind the kudos bash.
Wright, BAFTA-winning director of “Pride & Prejudice” and the upcoming “Atonement,” was selected by a panel of judges including producers Eric Fellner, Matthew Vaughn and Nira Park.
In accepting the award, Wright agrees to take part in the Hospital’s wide-reaching mentoring scheme.
The Hospital aims to foster creative industry collaboration. The other eight award categories were interactive media, music, TV, contemporary art & design, books, publishing & journalism, theater and advertising.
The prizes were dished out at an informal dinner for 130 guests in London on Oct. 3.