This weekend 13 of the hottest Black and Asian talent within the British film industry will fly to LA to meet some of the most influential players in Hollywood to discuss how to break the international market. Dubbed the Breakthrough Brits, the group consists of the likes of playwright, Kwame Kwei-Armah, writer/director Noel Clarke of Kidulthood fame, and producer Ester Douglas. The trip to LA has been scheduled to take place during the 9th Hollywood Black Film Festival (3-8 June) in Beverley Hills, California which attracts some of Hollywood's most prominent acquisitions and development executives, agents, producers and directors. To commemorate the event a special photo-shoot was commissioned by the Film Council, and shot by acclaimed photographer, Donald Macellan, who recently had a series of portraits of black British actors on display at the V&A.
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