DIAMOND DUST PORTRAIT OF RICKY GERVAIS RELEASED
To celebrate the 3rd year as artist in residence for BAFTA Los Angeles Townley will be launching a diamond dust portrait collection of the amazing Ricky Gervais. The collection will consist of 5 limited edition giclée prints on soft rag paper and framed to a museum standard. All profits from the sale of these piece will go to BAFTA LA’s charity. Further details of the charity are below, the portraits will be launched during August.
Community Outreach and Education Program
From screenings of inspirational family films, to acting classes and filmmaking projects, the charitable work of BAFTA Los Angeles is of great importance to the organization.
Our outreach work has been commended by the City of Los Angeles and the Department of Recreation and Parks. In April 2010 BAFTA Los Angeles was commended by the County of Los Angeles “in recognition of dedicated services to the affairs of the community and for the civic pride demonstrated.”
High School Mentoring
BAFTA Los Angeles has a long-term relationship with the teachers and students of George Washington Prep. Our members regularly visit the school to speak with the students making them more aware of the many varied skills involved in the film and television industry and the opportunities that might be available to them.
Students have received Masterclasses in writing, editing, make-up and set design from some of the entertainment industry’s top practitioners. Through a partnership with the New York Film Academy, some of our most outstanding students have gone through an intensive film training program that prepares them for higher educational film courses.
Inner City Cinema
Our Inner City Cinema program aims to bring films and filmmakers to the city’s most underprivileged areas.
By bringing the joy of cinema, we seek the narrow the gap between Hollywood and the broader Los Angeles community and inspire young people to get interested and involved in filmmaking.
Inner City Scholarships
BAFTA Los Angeles provides an annual scholarship to Inner-City Filmmakers, a non-profit organization that provides year round education and job placement for diverse disadvantaged youth.
Additionally, the New York Film Academy annually provides three scholarships to students identified through our High School outreach work, to attend an intensive summer filmmaking workshop at Universal Studios.