The new online platform will include live streaming of lectures taking place at BAFTA and will be available for the first time to New York BAFTA members.

BAFTA has launched a new online resource aimed at inspiring students to enter the film, TV and games industries.

Targeted at 18-30 year olds, BAFTA Guru will feature editorial and blogs as well as an online player showing BAFTA’s video archive including interviews, lectures and masterclasses.  

The first masterlcass to be made available online with be Errol Morris’ David Lean lecture, which will be streamed live from BAFTA’s London headquarters on Nov 6. Online viewers will be able to tweet questions in advance, with BAFTA members in New York also being able to tune in. It marks the first time BAFTA has streamed material to an international audience.

Initially viewers will be able to comment on the material, with plans to allow creatives to upload profiles and showreels for discussion early 2012.

Head of learning and events, Tim Hunter said: “BAFTA Guru is an exciting new development for the Academy.  It takes our Learning & Events programme to a wider audience and will allow the amazing roster of industry experts who we meet through our membership and Awards to support the next generation of practitioners.”

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