Screen Nation Film & TV Awards charity offshoot, Screen Nation Foundation, will be launching the UK’s first ever hall of fame which will honour the contributions of those with African Caribbean heritage to film and television. There HOF will consist of both 'In Conversation with...' Q & A events, and a new online resource. The first induction will be a key event of BFI BLACK STAR, the upcoming UK's celebration of black screen talent that is taking place at the end of 2016.
Screen Nation Hall of Fame's first inductee will be 99-year-old'Earl Cameron, CBE, he is widely regarded as one of the first African Caribbean screen actors to breakdown colour barriers in the UK. His induction will be a celebration of the his impressively long acting career, which has spanned 70 years and appearances in TV shows like Doctor Who and films like Inception and the James Bond movie Thunderball. Cameron’s induction will include a rare screening of Pool of London, the Ealing Studio’s thriller which launched him into prominence, and an interview with BBC News' Arts Correspondent Brenda Emmanus. All of this will take place on October 23 at the BFI Southbank in London.
With the on-going debate about the lack of diversity in mainstream media, Screen Nation is hoping that by creating the Hall of Fame it will add value and preserve the legacy of the inductees and provide a source of knowledge and inspiration for future generations.
You can find out more information on the Screen Nation Hall of Fame by going on there website which will be launching on the September 26.