InCinematographer - Issue 1 - June 2017 - 57
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BAFTA LA Scholarships
Program offers educational and financial assistance to eight students
in 2017 as part of the organization's Access for All Campaign...
AFTA Los Angeles has announced the recipients
of its 2017 Scholarships.
The program was expanded from six to eight
scholarships this year to provide financial aid to
more British students studying in the U.S., including
an additional number of students supported as part
of the Pigott/BAFTA Scholarship and the first BAFTA
Los Angeles Access for All Scholarship. The total
amount awarded nearly doubled this year, offering a
total of US$65,000 in support.
Each of the Scholars will receive up to US$10,000
of financial aid towards their graduate studies.
Jack Dudley (USC), Edward Hancox (UT Austin), and
Charlotte Wells (NYU Tisch) each received a Pigott/
BAFTA Scholarship. Leo McGann (Boston University)
received The Nigel Lythgoe Television Scholarship,
while Joseph Barker (USC), Carol Brown (USC), and
Katharine Stocker (USC), all received BAFTA Los
Rhys Jones (NYU Tisch) was awarded the first
BAFTA Los Angeles Access for All Scholarship,
a scholarship named for BAFTA Los Angeles'
new Access for All campaign, which serves as a
commitment to ensuring that talented individuals
are offered a clear pathway to careers in the
entertainment industry, uninhibited by background,
demographics or personal circumstance.
"U.S. Film Schools offer some of the best education
in the world, but the costs can be prohibitive
particularly for international students" said BAFTA
Los Angeles Chairman Kieran Breen. "By reducing
the financial burden as well as providing year-round
support to our scholars, we are honoured to support
the next wave of British talents and strengthen the
long-standing collaborative spirit between the US
and UK industries.
For the past 23 years, the BAFTA Los Angeles
Scholarship Program has been supporting students
by providing funds and one-of-a-kind access to
further educational opportunities to students
currently, or soon-to-be studying, in the U.S.
Past recipients include Simon Kelton (Eddie the
Eagle), Sacha Gervasi (Terminal, Anvil! The Story
of Anvil, Hitchcock), Joby Harold (Awake, Edge of
Tomorrow) and Gil Kenan (Monster House, City of
The BAFTA Los Angeles Scholarship Program
supports students by giving financial support,
mentorship opportunities, and access to its yearround screenings and educational events.
BAFTA Los Angeles plays a key role in identifying,
supporting and nurturing the next generation of
film and television professionals, regardless of
background or circumstance.
The goal of the Scholarship Program is to help
address the significant financial challenges faced by
those seeking to develop their craft, while ensuring
that the fruitful relationship between the U.S. and
U.K. industries continues long into the future.
Additional funds have also been raised this year to
support a student from Scotland studying in the US