Thursday, October 28, 2004

BAFTA Scotland includes screenwriters in nominations

European cinema is basically a collection of regional cinemas. So to continue throwing light on local talent, Bafta Scotland has just announced its nominees for the New Talent Award at a press conference attended by "Lord of the Rings" star Billy Boyd (photo). "Following our last Awards in 2002, these nominations reflect the emergence of some particularly strong and important work across all of the genres over the past two years in Scotland," according to their website. Talent in the running include Ewan McGregor, the film "American Cousins" and its director Don Coutts. Nominated for Best New Screenplay are "Wise Guys" by Simon Stephenson and "The Tree Officer" by Neil Jack.

The event will be hosted at the Radisson SAS Hotel in Glasgow on November 14. For full details, check the Bafta Scotland site.

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