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BAFTA to honor duo

John Lasseter, David Yates feted

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles will honor John Lasseter with the Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment and David Yates with the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing.

The kudos will presented at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on Nov. 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“John Lasseter and David Yates are master creators of joy and imagination,” said Nigel Lythgoe, chairman of BAFTA Los Angeles. “Their high standard of art, perception and pure entertainment is unparalleled.”

Lasseter made his feature directorial debut in 1995 with “Toy Story,” followed by “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” “Cars” and “Cars 2.” His exec producing credits include “Monsters, Inc.,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “Wall-E,” “Bolt” and “Up.”

Yates directed “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and both “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” films.

Yates also helmed the two-part drama “Sex Traffic,” “The Girl in the Cafe,” “The Young Visitors” and miniseries “The Sins.”

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