LONDON – The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and Creative Skillset have announced the first three speakers in the BAFTA Creative Skillset Guest Lecture Programme for the 2014/15 academic year.
The series of lectures will see some of the UK’s leading craftspeople in film, television and games share their knowledge and expertise with students on Creative Skillset accredited courses across the UK.
The lecture program started September 24 with BAFTA-winning screenwriter Jeff Pope (Philomena, Cilla), at the University of Sunderland. On October 15, BAFTA-winning producer James Gay-Rees (
Exit Through the Gift Shop, Senna) will give a lecture on factual production to the University of the West of Scotland (Ayr Campus), and on October 23, Will Cohen, founder-owner of BAFTA-winning visual effects facility Milk (
Doctor Who, Sherlock) will discuss visual effects production at the University of Bradford.
The BAFTA Creative Skillset Guest Lecture Programme emphasizes the importance of developing creativity alongside business and technical skills. Each lecture is tailored to the university’s needs and is given by BAFTA-winning talent.