Sunday, June 26, 2011

RUMOR: Rob to attend 'BAFTA Brits to Watch' in Los Angeles on July 9?

ETA: Full list was released - Rob not on the list HERE

So far, only a rumor, nothing confirmed. The Daily Star (a British tabloid - grain of salt there) listed Rob as one of the actors set to attend 'BAFTA Brits to Watch' at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles on July 9.

No official announcement has been made about the 42 stars selected to attend, except for BAFTA's press release (click to read the full press release) that doesn't mention any names.
BAFTA’s President, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, and HRH The Duchess of Cambridge will attend the event as part of their visit to California, helping highlight the incredible depth and range of great British talent currently emerging in film, television and video games.

‘BAFTA Brits to Watch in partnership with Audi’ will be supported by leading film, television and video game companies who will personally host tables at the black-tie evening event, and invite leading creative practitioners both in front of and behind the camera to join them. The ‘BAFTA Brits to Watch’, hand-picked emerging British talent, will join them at their tables for dinner to make what could be the most important introductions of their careers so far, as well as having the chance to meet Their Royal Highnesses. Examples of their work will be showcased throughout the evening and distributed to the attendees afterwards.

The forty two emerging Brits have been selected by an expert BAFTA panel based on a number of criteria. They will generally not be complete beginners in their industry, and will have already begun to show real promise. BAFTA will announce the names of those attending prior to the event.

From the Daily Star (click to read the full article)
More than 40 of the country’s hottest talents will be their guests at the bash.

The Brits To Watch black tie charity evening is being hosted by Bafta, who have Prince William as patron.

Major movie studios like Fox, Warner Brothers, Universal and Disney have scrambled for tables at the event.

Ad the rush of interest from agents, distributors and executives has made the night at the Belasco Theatre in LA a sell-out.

The list of young talent invited is believed to include Emily Blunt, Max Irons, Lily Cole and Hayley Atwell.

Other more established UK movie actors like Twilight’s Robert Pattinson, Atonement star James McAvoy and Harry Potter leading lady Emma Watson are also set to attend.

A Bafta source said: “The response from Hollywood has been mind-boggling.

“We limited it to 250 places for the whole industry but we could have sold 50 times that number in a day.

We'll keep the post tagged as RUMOR until we hear from a more reliable source.

Thanks to Gossipgyal for the heads up.

1 comment:

dorym said...

He will be there if not on location, why wouldn't he?