Hollywood Executive Producer Rebecca Wang Attends the Star Studded 67th Annual BAFTA Film Awards Ceremony

Rebecca Wang joined Steve McQueen and Dame Judi Dench to attend the 67th Annual BAFTA Film Awards Ceremony in London on February 16th. The event, hosted by Stephen Fry, gathered together some of the most eminent filmmakers, directors, screen writers and actors in the industry today.

London-The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, an independent organization and charity, held their 67th annual UK film awards ceremony on February 16th at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where HRH Prince William was in attendance, both in his role as President of the organisation, and also to present a BAFTA Fellowship Award to Helen Mirren.

As a member of the Academy Circle, Rebecca Wang joined numerous stars, artists and supporters who were in attendance, including Steve McQueen, Dame Judi Dench, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hanks, Uma Thurman and Martin Scorcese. 

The evening began glamorously on the red carpet at the Royal Opera House at 5pm. Champagne Taittinger was served before the award ceremony began at 6:15 pm, and then the honoured award recipients were announced for each category. After the ceremony, transport was provided to the Great Room at Grosvenor House Hotel for the official awards dinner, followed by the after party in the Grosvenor House Ballroom. 

The event was broadcasted internationally, and red carpet highlights, ceremony clips, and exclusive backstage interviews were made available on the film awards page of BAFTA's YouTube channel. 

Commenting about the experience Rebecca Wang said, "It was an honour to be in the company of so many amazingly talented artists. I want to congratulate each of the award nominees and recipients. The Academy had some tough decisions to make this year." 

It was a successful night for the cinema industry in the UK. Steve McQueen's Twelve Years a Slave won Best Film, and Chiwetel Ejiofur, who played the lead part, took the Leading Actor award. Twelve times nominated Gravity garnered six awards overall, including Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron. American Hustle saw two awards: Best Original Screenplay, and also Jennifer Lawrence's Best Supporting Actress. Newcomer Somali-American actor Barkhad Abdi won Best Supporting Actor for his debut role in Captain Phillips, and Cate Blanchett triumphed as Leading Actress for her stunning performance in Blue Jasmine.

About The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent organization, and the leading charity in the UK that supports, promotes and develops the art forms of the moving image.

BAFTA contributes greatly to support youngsters from all backgrounds, and to help them develop a future career in the film, television and game industries. The recent launch of their Give Something Back Campaign, by BAFTA President HRH Prince William, calls on members, award winners and industry organizations to contribute towards charitable activities, both in the UK and the US.

Rebecca Wang is an avid supporter of BAFTA and the causes that the organization represents. She said:

"It is so very gratifying for me to be able to support BAFTA's marvellous initiative, the Give Something Back campaign, which Prince William launched in November. It provides a golden opportunity to help foster and develop the budding talent of many gifted British youngsters, and at the same time it will ensure and expand the future of creative visual arts in the UK."


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Rebecca Wang is an entrepreneur, executive film producer and former psychotherapist who is passionate about all forms of artistic expression. She is also keen in her desire to bring effective support to projects focusing on health and humanitarian issues. Wang spent her early years in Asia, and has since lived in the US and Europe. Having graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, she has practiced at various leading institutions such as the University of Californian as well as several elementary schools, specializing in family, children, and couples counseling. It was the realization of the healing role of the arts in therapy, which was the catalyst for her to pursue her own creative dreams through filmmaking. Inspired to expand the reach of her work, in 2011 she made her production debut as executive producer with the Hollywood feature film Passion Play, which was selected for the prestigious 37th International Toronto Film Festival. Passion Play starred BAFTA winner Mickey Rourke and Bill Murray, both of whom had been previously nominated for Academy Awards. Wang is based in London where her appreciation of all arts is channeled into a wide range of leading organisations and arts venues in the capital. She is member of the Academy Circle for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), a Director of Circle for the Victoria and Albert Museum, and patron to the National, Tate Modern and Serpentine Galleries. Recognising the power of music’s properties for healing has led her to be a patron to the Royal College of Music. She also has a broad interest in design, photography and fashion. In addition to her passion for all art forms, she is also committed to projects that focus on health and humanitarian issues and the global efforts against AIDS, supporting two of the foremost charities in this field. The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), which was established by the musician in 1992, is one of the largest privately-funded institutions in the world working to overcome AIDS. Since its beginning the Foundation has prioritized the pivotal areas of treatment, prevention and education, and raised over $300 million to support more than 1,200 projects world-wide. Wang has been benefactor over two consecutive years (2011, 2012) to the EJAF’s Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party, the most high-profile and largest fundraising event held in Hollywood on Oscar night. In 2014 and 2015 she has resumed her support as patron for the event, a position she also held for their New York Enduring Vision benefit in October 2013. This event recognizes outstanding contribution in the campaign against AIDS and in 2013 honored Hilary Clinton with the Founder’s Award for her tireless work in the field. amfAR, the American Foundation for AIDS Research, plays a leading global role in the area of research, treatment and education for AIDS. It attracts and fosters support and ongoing patronage from many leading public figures in the fields of film, fashion and music, including the late Elizabeth Taylor, Karl Lagerfeld and David Bowie. The non-profit organization can also count on endorsement from those whose actions carry global influence, such as former US President Bill Clinton. With Piaget and M.A.C Viva Glam, Wang acted as a sponsor for the 2012 Paris Inspiration Gala. She has also joined with others including amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole as Chairs for both the Los Angeles and New York Inspiration Galas in 2013 and 2014. Among those who have received awards at these events to honor their long term work and committed stance towards AIDS have been Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, philanthropist Aileen Getty, fashion legend Valentino, actress Goldie Hawn, singer Jennifer Lopez, and film director and designer Tom Ford. Beyond the worlds of arts and humanitarian issues, Wang also has genuine concern for animals, particularly for dogs who have been maltreated, and supports the RSPCA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). The RSPCA is the oldest organization for animal welfare in the world and since its foundation in 1824 has played an active role in both the creation of animal welfare legislation and in its enforcement. Rebecca continues to focus on ventures reflecting creativity across all art forms and initiatives which further her desire for a greater understanding of humanitarian issues. www.rebeccawangentertainment.com