GAME British Academy Video Games Awards in 2010

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Friday 19 March 2010

The 2010 GAME British Academy Video Games Awards will take place on Friday 19 March 2010 and will be at the London Hilton on Park Lane, 22 Park Lane. Hosted by Comedian and avid gamer Dara O’Briain for the second year running, the awards will be streamed live for the first time at www.bafta.org and www.baftagameaward.com

Nominees and presenters confirmed to date include (in alphabetical order): Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, Charlie Brooker, Chris O’Dowd, Dom Joly, Edith Bowman, Suzi Perry and Tom Watson MP. Shigeru Miyamoto, General Manager of Nintendo Entertainment, Analysis&Development, recipient of the Academy Fellowship, will also be in attendance.

MEDIA ACCREDIATION

Working media wishing to cover the 2010 GAME British Academy Video Games Awards must apply for accreditation in advance. Please ensure your application has been submitted by 17:00 on Wednesday 17 March.

MEDIA WHO APPLY AFTER THIS TIME WILL NOT BE ACCREDITED.

Media accreditation contacts:

TV, Video Online&Radio Media: Nicola Williamson/ +44 20 3003 6448 / nicola.williamson@freud.com

Print Media: Emma White/ +44 (20) 3003 6302/ emma.white@freud.com

Online Media: Bianca Boey/ +44 (20) 3003 6394/ bianca.boey@freud.com

Photography Media: Emma White/ +44 (20) 3003 6302/ emma.white@freud.com

MEDIA ACCESS

There are two separate media areas and all accredited media will be notified in advance of the event which areas they are accredited for.

RED CARPET ARRIVALS

MEDIA CENTRE (including):

• WINNERS MEDIA INTERVIEW LINE UP

• WINNERS PHOTOGRAPHY

• PHOTOGRAPHY WIRING ROOM

KEY EVENT TIMINGS

15:45 Media accreditation opens for red carpet media

17:00 Media accreditation office closes for red carpet media

17:15 Red carpet media lock down

17:45 Doors open to guests

Red carpet arrivals commence

18:45 Red carpet arrivals finish

19:00 Dinner Commences

20:30 CEREMONY COMMENCES

22:00 CEREMONY FINISHES

For general BAFTA PR enquiries please contact:

Sasha Gibson Emma White

freud communications freud communications

Tel: 020 3003 6338 Tel: 020 3003 6302

Email: sasha.gibson@freud.com Email: emma.white@freud.com

For information on buying tickets or about the Awards, visit BAFTA’s website at www.bafta.org/awards/video-games or call James Rhodes on 020 7292 5839 or email jamesr@bafta.org.

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