Event takes place at L.A.'s Belasco Theater on July 9
LONDON — Helmers Gareth Edwards and Joe Cornish are among the list of 42 members of emerging U.K. talent that the British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced will be the focus of the inaugural BAFTA Brits to Watch event.The event, which takes place at the Belasco Theater in L.A. on July 9, will also see BAFTA prexy William the Duke of Cambridge and his wife Kate attend the event as part of their visit to California. (The royal couple will also be attending Variety’s Venture Capital and New Media Summit as one of their first stops in the city.) Edwards, who is known for his directorial debut “Monsters,” and Cornish, whose directorial debut “Attack the Block” was a click with U.K. auds, both join a list of Brit talent emerging in film, television and video games. Thesps Juno Temple (“Dirty Girl”), Talulah Riley (“Pride and Prejudice”) and Tom Hughes (“Cemetery Junction”) also join the list. BAFTA Brits to Watch is sponsored by film, television and vidgame companies, who will personally host tables at the black-tie event. Examples of the nominees’ work will be showcased throughout the event and distributed to the attendees afterwards. BRITS TO WATCH: Rory Aitken, producer Caroline Skinner, producer Katie Sole, producer Kate Solomon, producer Adrian Sturges, producer Nick Holt, documentary director Aaron Young, documentary director/producer James Bobin, writer/director Joe Cornish, writer/director James Watkins, writer/director Jack Thorne, writer Gareth Edwards, director Debs Paterson, director Rupert Smith, director David Buckley, composer Jamie Bull, editor Rachel Tunnard, editor/writer Sam Care, cinematographer Damian Daniel, cinematographer Ben Lambert, visual effects artist Nathan Walster, visual effects artist Anna Lavelle, production designer Folashade Olagundoye, production designer Jessica Brown Findlay, actress Tom Hughes, actor Daniel Kaluuya, actor/writer Harry Lloyd, actor Gugu Mbatha-Raw, actress Talulah Riley, actress Juno Temple, actress Dave Whyte, animator/graphic artist Victoria Mather, animator Designer Owain Yeoman, actor Charles Griffiths, video games designer Matt Turner, video games designer STUDENTS Oliver Riley-Smith, writer/director/producer Brynach Day, director Patrick Dickinson, director Sabrina Doyle, director Lou McLoughlan, director Jules Nurrish, writer/director Liza Rhea, animator
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