SunstarTV Bureau: Oscar winning music composer AR Rahman is appointed as the ambassador for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ (BAFTA) ‘Breakthrough Initiative’, today.
We’re excited to introduce the incredible 2020 #BAFTABreakthrough group 👏
This year we have over 30 Breakthroughs from the film, games and TV industries in the UK and (for the first time) the USA, including performers, writers and game audio designers 👇
Supported by @Netflix!
— BAFTA (@BAFTA) November 16, 2020
Rahman said, “I am happy to be working with BAFTA to discover some of the amazing talent that India has to offer in film, games and television.This is a unique opportunity for promising artistes to be supported by a world-renowned organisation, to not only make connections with other talented creatives across the world but to be mentored by BAFTA-winners and nominees. I am looking forward to seeing the brilliant talent chosen from India to be showcased on a global stage.”
‘BAFTA’ Breakthrough India will help facilitate the development of relationships between British talent and India’s homegrown creatives.
Amanda Berry, Chief Executive of BAFTA, said, “I am also incredibly grateful for the invaluable support of our brilliant ambassador ,AR Rahman, an industry leader in his creative work and someone who shares our passion for identifying and nurturing new talent. He is well positioned to support the initiative, with his broad spectrum of work drawing recognition across Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu films, which will help BAFTA to appeal to a wide section of the industry.”
As a part of ‘BAFTA’ Breakthrough India, a jury of British and Indian industry experts will select five talents from across India to take part in the year-long mentoring and guidance programme.
The participants will receive one-to-one mentoring, global networking opportunities, free access to ‘BAFTA’ events, screening for 12 months and full voting BAFTA membership.