Friday, November 12, 2004

"A Way of Life" wins UK Talent Award

Amma Asante, the young first time director of "A Way of Life", has been awarded the prestigious £15,000 UK Film Talent Award sponsored by Alfred Dunhill, the British luxury brand, in partnership with the UK Film Council. After acting, Asante turned to screenwriting in her early twenties, writing ‘New Year Jamdown’, a Channel 4 special shot in Jamaica. She went on to write two series of the urban drama, ‘Brothers And Sisters’, which she also produced for her company Hanson Television and BBC2, becoming at the age of 28, the first black woman in the UK to both write and produce her own drama series. ‘Brothers And Sisters’ ran for 18 episodes.

"A Way of Life", a look at racism and poverty in Wales, is released in the UK on November 12.

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