UKFC brings emerging filmmakers to LA
LONDON — The new wave of British black and Asian filmmaking talent will be feted at the Hollywood Black Film Festival in Los Angeles on June 5.Event is the culmination of the U.K. Film Council’s Breakthrough Brits honor program. Under the scheme, 13 emerging Brits including multihyphenate Noel Clarke (“Kidulthood,” and upcoming “Adulthood”) are currently being showcased in California. Scheme offers participants insight into film financing, new distribution models, international co-productions, sales, marketing and script development. “The feedback from executives in America is that Britain is a goldmine for up and coming filmmakers. Our talent pool is small but there is extraordinary depth,” said Marcia Williams head of diversity, UKFC. June 5 evening event at the London West Hollywood Hotel will be hosted by Brit TV director and producer Nigel Lythgoe. Previous alumni of the Breakthrough scheme include Emily Blunt and helmer Amma Asante.