BAFTA LAUNCHES “BAFTA GURU” RESOURCE WITH ERROL MORRIS EVENT
Inaugural Event: First-Ever LIVE Global Stream Featuring Errol Morris, Academy Award winning Documentary Filmmaker
on Sunday, November 6, 2011 from 3 – 4:30PM EST/12noon – 1:30PM PST
NEW YORK, NY – November 1, 2011 — Today BAFTA in London announced the launch of the new online resource BAFTA Guru (www.bafta.org/guru) targeted to adults 18-30, and specifically designed for those interested in a career in the creative industries. This brand new website will include content from BAFTA’s rich library of long-form lectures, interviews featuring notable artists such as Martin Scorsese, Joel and Ethan Coen, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Meryl Streep, and Colin Firth, to name a few; and will continually be added to as the Academy captures more of its public events for a wider audience. The site will also be accompanied by original editorial and blogs, with the aim of encouraging debate around BAFTA’s unique content.
To showcase the launch, on Sunday, November 6, BAFTA Guru will host a LIVE stream of the annual David Lean Lecture that will be given by Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker, Errol Morris (Fog of War, The Thin Blue Line, Gates of Heaven). The lecture heralds the return of the documentary category to the Orange British Academy Film Awards 2012. The stream will be the first time that an event originating from BAFTA Headquarters in Piccadilly, London will be available LIVE to an international audience. In partnership with BAFTA NY, the Errol Morris lecture will also be simulcast LIVE at the Paley Center for Media in New York City. The lecture will be shown in the Bennack Theater on Sunday, November 6 from 3:00-4:30PM EST, and open to visitors to the Paley Center and BAFTA New York members and their guests. Immediately following the lecture, Mr. Morris will conduct a Q&A and take questions from the theater audience as well as those watching via BAFTA Guru, making this an interactive and global discussion. Questions will be accepted on Twitter @BAFTA using #BAFTAlive, and on the Errol Morris Film Lecture home page where participants can comment by logging in via Facebook and Twitter. To watch the live stream, log on to http://guru.bafta.org/errol-morris-annual-film-lecture on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 3:00PM EST/12noon PST.