John Lasseter To Receive Award from The British Academy Of Film & Television Arts Los Angeles

BAFTA Los Angeles is pleased to announce that we will honor Academy Award® winning writer/director John Lasseter and BAFTA winning director David Yates at the 2011 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards.

The Britannia Award is BAFTA Los Angeles’ highest accolade, a celebration of achievements honoring individuals and companies that have dedicated their careers or corporate missions to advancing the entertainment arts. This year, the gala event will be hold on Wednesday, November 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

John Lasseter will receive the Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment, and David Yates will receive with the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing.

“John Lasseter and David Yates are master creators of joy and imagination,” says Nigel Lythgoe, Chairman of BAFTA Los Angeles. “Their high standard of art, perception and pure entertainment is unparalleled. The worldwide success of Mr. Lasseter for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios and Mr. Yates’ contribution to the final four parts of the Harry Potter franchise makes them global wizards in their own right, and are delighted to honor these remarkable filmmakers with this year’s Britannia Award.”

The Britannia Awards are presented annually at a gala dinner, where peers and colleagues celebrate the work and accomplishments of the distinguished honorees. Proceeds from the gala ceremony support BAFTA Los Angeles’ ongoing education, scholarship, community outreach and archival projects.