BAFTA Launches ‘Breakthrough’ Talent Initiative in China

Variety | 6/21/2019 | Stewart Clarke
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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has extended its growing Breakthrough talent initiative to China. It has teamed with financier Yu Holdings to launch BAFTA Breakthrough China, making the announcement at the Shanghai International Film Festival. British actor Tom Hiddleston will be an ambassador for the scheme.

The China initiative with Yu follows BAFTA pacting with Netflix to extend the Breakthrough initiative internationally. The program identifies and nurtures emerging talent. The U.K. edition has included BAFTA Award winners Molly Windsor and Daisy May Cooper in recent years, as well as the likes of Letitia Wright and Tom Holland.

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A jury of Chinese and British industry experts will select five breakthrough talents from across China to take part in the year-long mentoring and guidance program. Their names will be announced at an event in Shanghai in October. The winners will then be flown to the U.K. to be introduced to British creatives and share their knowledge and experiences with their British peers.

BAFTA is asking Chinese industry professionals to recommend potential candidates who should be directors, writers, producers, actors or game...
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