Bafta: Upcoming Events in June 2011


Monday 6 June, 18.45pm: BAFTA Masterclass: Writing Comedy with Miranda
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN

Focusing on the craft of writing comedy, join Miranda Hart in conversation with The Guardian’s Grace Dent to explore how the series was conceived and is written, where inspiration and influence is drawn from and the challenges she faces in her role as creator, writer and actor. Also, come along to share Miranda’s experiences of working in stand-up, what she finds hilarious and hear her thoughts on the state of the British sitcom. Look forward to a night of insight, inspiration, fun and laughter.

Sunday 12 June, 17.00pm: BAFTA and Sky1 HD Present: Modern Family Interview
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN

As season two of Sky1 HD’s Emmy Award winning and Golden Globe nominated comedy Modern Family arrives at its season two finale in the UK, join two key members of the cast to explore what makes Fox’s comedy entertaining and popular as well as critically acclaimed. The Independent calls it “winningly fresh television” and The Guardian commenting “It’s an immaculate piece of work and delivers a dozen belly laughs an episode.”

Join members of the cast including Emmy nominated Jesse Tyler Ferguson, to share their experiences of acting in this sharp-edged, satirical series.

Wednesday 22 June, 20.00pm: BAFTA and MAC Cosmetics Present: The Craft of Make-up
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN

We present you with a rare opportunity to hear from four of the leading Make up Artists working in film and television.

Hot off the heels of the British Academy Television Craft Awards, the Masterclass is dedicated to the work of the four nominees in the Hair & Make Up category.

BAFTA-winning Make Up Artist Catherine Scoble joins us to talk about her work on This is England ’86. Other credits to her name also include Blitz, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Trial and Retribution and Stella Street. We also welcome Christina Baker (who won the BAFTA for her work on Mo in 2010 and was nominated in 2011 for Eric & Ernie), Karen Harley Thomas (who was nominated in 2011 for Any Human Heart and who worked on BBC’s The Shadow Line, currently showing on BBC2) and Penny Smith (nominated in 2011 for Psychoville and known for her work on East is East and Fever Pitch)


Friday 10 June, 14.00pm: BBC Philharmonic Presents… Great Film Scores LIVE with Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo for BBC R5 Live
BBC Philharmonic Studio, The Studios MediaCityUK, Salford M50 2HQ

BBC Radio 5 live’s award winning Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review will see Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode joined by the BBC Philharmonic for a special performance of extracts from popular film scores conducted by Robert Zeigler. With help from the orchestra, Simon and Mark will look at what’s turned these pieces into evocative classics and why music is so important in film.

Extracts will include classic film themes written by John Barry, Michael Nyman, John Williams and Ennio Morricone.

Friday 10 June, 19.30pm: BBC Philharmonic Presents… A Celebration of Film Music LIVE with Mark Kermode Live In Concert for BBC Radio 3
BBC Philharmonic Studio, The Studios MediaCityUK, Salford M50 2HQ

Mark Kermode steps out of his BBC Radio 5 live shoes to present an evening concert of film music on Radio 3.

Conductor Robert Ziegler will be guiding the BBC Philharmonic through some of the greatest symphonic film scores, including tributes to the great Bernard Herrmann and Nino Rota (both of whom celebrate a centenary this year), and of course John Williams.

The programme will include music from Vertigo, Batman and Star Wars.

Thursday 16 June, 17.00pm: BAFTA Presents: Meet the Agents
Teviot Row House, 13 Bristol Square, Edinburgh

Ever wondered what it takes to get agency representation as a screenwriter? Well then join BAFTA when we meet the agents at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. We’ll be bringing together a panel of literary agents who will be shedding light on the finer points of being getting representation, from the acceptable etiquette when approaching an agency to what you should expect from an agent if they end up representing you.

The session will conclude with an audience Q&A.

Thursday 16 June, 19.00pm: BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum at The Edinburgh International Film Festival
Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AJ

An ideal place to network with emerging talent and established industry, join us at this screenwriting workshop to see three exciting new pieces of writing come to life. The BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum, now in its eleventh year, is a platform for new writing and a networking event. Three 8 minute script extracts – feature film, short film or television drama sketches have been selected from over 400 applications sent in from emerging writing talent. The pieces are performed by professional actors in front of a live audience and critiqued by a special industry guest.

Previous special guests have included Mike Newell (director Prince of Persia), David Yates (director, Harry Potter), John Madden (director, Mrs Brown), Julian Fellowes (writer, Gosford Park).

Thursday 23 June, 10.25am: BAFTA and Shooting People present Short Sighted!
Teviot Row House, 13 Bristol Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AJ

You’ve made your short film, what next? Join BAFTA and Shooting People for a series of workshops on short film distribution, exhibition and marketing, giving you the tools to get you and your short film noticed. We’ll also peek into the crystal ball and reveal ways you can monetize your content.


BAFTA’s programme of live events and webcasts gives you chance to peek behind the screens of the best films, TV shows and videogames. Open to everyone, BAFTA events take place year-round in venues and at festivals across the country. Visit for more details.

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