Baftas

Bafta is looking into ways of moving its screenings online and support members with fees as it adapts to the coronavirus crisis. 

In an email to members from Bafta chairperson Pippa Harris and chief executive Amanda Berry, the organisation said it was “in advanced discussions with studios and distributors” about moving the year-round awards eligibility screenings online.

It is also “looking to make films and television programmes from last year’s awards season available”.

Bafta also acknowledged the economic uncertainty facing its members, many of whom will be freelancers. “We are aware that membership fees will be a concern for some members at this time,” it said, “and we are looking at how we can best support those of you who are undergoing financial hardship while we continue to support Bafta’s functions as a charity.

As reported by Screen last week, Bafta is also talking to UK distributors and studios…

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