BAFTA releases Brits to Watch list

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.


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


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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