Sam Hughes Meets Prince William at BAFTA

Posted on 17 December 2013

HRH The Duke of Cambridge meets one of our students at BAFTA...

Sam Hughes, who is studying for an MA in Post-Production with Sound Design, met the President of BAFTA HRH The Duke of Cambridge, at an event to launch a major new campaign to support young people from all backgrounds to enter the film, television and games industries.

The BAFTA ‘Give Something Back’ campaign calls on BAFTA members, award winners and industry organisations to contribute towards BAFTA’s charitable activities that share the knowledge and expertise of industry practitioners with new and emerging talent.

During his visit to BAFTA headquarters, the Duke met the three recipients of the first ever Prince William Scholarships in Film, Television and Games, supported by BAFTA and Warner Bros., which were awarded to three students including Sam.

In a speech to formally launch the ‘Give Something Back’ campaign, the Duke said: "I sincerely hope everyone working in the UK film, television and games industries will support this fantastic new initiative… 'Give Something Back' is a special opportunity for our supremely talented professionals to offer a small amount of their time, or money, to contribute to BAFTA’s learning programme."