Dear BritWeek Supporters,


As Chairman of the BritWeek Board I cannot begin to tell you how thrilled I am for this year’s BritWeek events. Personally I couldn’t have hoped for better. My hometown in the UK was Wallasey, on the tip of the Wirral Peninsula, just a ‘ferry across the Mersey’ to Liverpool, where I used to work in a department store. You can imagine how ecstatic I am that BritWeek is holding the World Premiere of a documentary film about the Cavern Club. The Cavern Club was the home of the Beatles and so many other British Invasion bands from the 60’s. I only visited it once as a 16 year old kid. I remember doing “The Stomp,” “The Shake” or some other ridiculous dance where you’re rooted to the spot due to lack of space and the surrounding sweaty bodies. Now I’m remembering it, I don’t think I actually enjoyed the experience. Ha!


The documentary will be shown at the Wallis Annenberg on the 24th April and introduced by John Lennon’s sister, Julia Baird. Following the film the stage will transform to a LIVE 90 minute performance by the Cavern Club Beatles. This incredible band plays at the iconic Cavern Club on Friday and Saturday nights. I can’t wait to hear them, along with all those great Beatles songs that will bring back so many memories of my days growing up in Liverpool.


To continue my personal love for our events this year, I have to jump to the BritWeek Innovation and Creativity Awards. As a young dancer/ choreographer in the UK in 1980, I was truly inspired by a fellow Brit, Alan Parker and his iconic movie “FAME.” This film introduced me to one of this year’s Innovation Award recipients, Miss Deborah Kaye Allen. Debbie, as I’m sure you know is an actress, dancer, choreographer, director and producer. Did you know she is also on the President’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities? I can't think of anyone more deserving to receive a Creativity Award than Debbie. I’m not sure I should have revealed who this year’s recipients are yet so I won't tell you about the other two. However, I know you’re going to be as excited as I am if you love Royalty!!!?? The BritWeek Innovation and Creativity Awards Dinner will take place on the 10th May at the Fairmont Hotel, Santa Monica.


Go check out all our other wonderful events on the website. The New Film Makers, The Beverly Hills Car Rally followed by Michael Caine’s incredible movie “The Italian Job” that will be shown free of charge at the Wallis on the 28th April. Finally on May 2nd, the Getty Photographic Exhibition. They do a great wine and a tasty buffet that evening .....and again it’s free of charge. Come and join us for one or more of the events, amazing Americans and brilliant Brits coming together once again. I look forward to seeing you.


BritWeek Events

Warmest,

Nigel

 

Celebrating Creativity and Innovation between the UK and the US

 
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BritWeek - the Special Relationship

Britain and America enjoy a unique union, a special relationship characterised by decades of shared values and leadership on the world stage.

BritWeek celebrates this relationship and how the creative talent from these two great countries comes together in the unique setting of Hollywood. This is more than just celebrating brilliant Brits or amazing Americans, its about what happens when they come together.

It's what happens when Charlie Chaplin brings his unique talent to shape the film industry, or when Simon Fuller turns Pop Idol into American Idol or when Disney takes Star Wars to Pinewood and reinvents a franchise and spawns a new generation of fans.

The British-American special relationship is about politics, it's about security, it's about music, film and television, it's about visiting each other's countries, studying in them, playing sport in them - NFL games in London, and visiting EPL teams here.

It's about innovation and creativity, it's one million Brits working for American companies and one million Americans working for British companies.

BritWeek celebrates this relationship, it reminds us of the best of both countries and what happens when we join together. It's something special, and something we want you to be part of.

 

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Featuring special events and high profile attendees. A decade of BritWeek, celebrating the creative energy between Great Britain and Los Angeles. Edited by Sara Nesson. 

 
 
 
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News

In spring 2018, BritWeek will host a program of events in Greater Los Angeles promoting British creativity, innovation and excellence across multiple categories including, film and television, music, art, fashion, design, retail, sport, philanthropy, business, and more.

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Our Mission

BritWeek’s mission is to create greater awareness of the many ways in which Britain and the US work closely together, and further build this relationship to advance business, the arts, and philanthropy in both of these thriving regions of the world. 

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The board comprises of influential British and American movers and shakers from the Entertainment and Business industries.

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Over the years BritWeek has supported numerous charities.

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BritWeek's philanthropic contributions have included fundraising for numerous charities and programs promoting children’s sports, children's literacy and international professional internships.

 
 
 
 
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The BABC LA are delighted to work in partnership with BritWeek. Their mission to recognize and celebrate the creativity and innovation between Britain and the US perfectly complements the BABC’s mission to boost business relationships and opportunities. The BABC LA can’t wait to support the BritWeek 2018 program!     Fiona Francois | President BABC

The BABC LA are delighted to work in partnership with BritWeek. Their mission to recognize and celebrate the creativity and innovation between Britain and the US perfectly complements the BABC’s mission to boost business relationships and opportunities. The BABC LA can’t wait to support the BritWeek 2018 program! 

Fiona Francois | President BABC

 
    BAFTA LA is delighted that BritWeek is back, celebrating all good things that emanate from the UK and flourish in the USA. The BAFTA LA community will be supporting our friends and colleagues at BritWeek again in 2018.     Chantal Rickards | CEO BAFTA LA

 

BAFTA LA is delighted that BritWeek is back, celebrating all good things that emanate from the UK and flourish in the USA. The BAFTA LA community will be supporting our friends and colleagues at BritWeek again in 2018. 

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