Monthly Archives: February 2016


Rebecca Wang, Member of the Academy Circle, Supports 2016 BAFTA Awards

Strong contenders for “Best Film” highlight a tight race at the 2016 BAFTA Awards

The heavyweights were out at the 2016 BAFTA Awards. Blockbuster films like Bridge of Spies and The Revenant seemed primed to sweep the major film and directing categories, while superstar names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Maggie Smith, and Cate Blanchett came into the ceremony leading their respective acting categories.

Rebecca Wang attends the 69th British Academy Film Awards in London 2016

Rebecca Wang attends the 69th British Academy Film Awards in London 2016

Rebecca Wang supported the star-studded event, which was hosted at the Royal Opera House in London. In attendance was the class of the film industry, with celebrities including Best Supporting Actress winner Kate Winslet, director Steven Spielberg, and Tom Cruise.

The BAFTA Awards nominations have become known as an intriguing comparison to the Oscar nominations across the pond. This year’s BAFTA Awards gave four technical awards to the explosion-ridden action ride Mad Max: Fury Road, which was not nominated for Best Film at the Oscar’s. The Revenant, meanwhile, took three of the major BAFTA awards: Best Film, Best Director for Alejandro Iñárritu, and Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio.

Rebecca Wang attends the 69th British Academy Film Awards in London 2016

Rebecca Wang attends the 69th British Academy Film Awards in London 2016

The BAFTA Awards have risen greatly in prestige in recent years, nearly rivalling the Oscar’s in importance and popularity. This year’s BAFTA awards indicate that The Revenant and Fury Road could have big nights at the Oscar’s.

Rebecca Wang attends the 69th British Academy Film Awards in London 2016

Rebecca Wang attends the 69th British Academy Film Awards in London 2016

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has dedicated itself to charities which provide for the year-round education of students in the moving image arts. The Scholarship Programme in particular was designed to provide higher education opportunities for students who show exceptional potential in the Arts, especially in film, television, and video games. In 2013, HRH Prince William also launched the Give Something Back campaign, allowing film studios and Academy members to support other educational programmes focused on igniting creative talent in youngsters.

Rebecca Wang attends the 69th British Academy Film Awards in London 2016

Rebecca Wang attends the 69th British Academy Film Awards in London 2016

Executive producer Rebecca Wang is a member of the Academy Circle and supporter of BAFTA’s charity work. Her involvement has given her a deeper understanding of the positive change that can be achieved through the Arts. “Film and television can foster fantastic creativity and innovations, but for the Arts to truly flourish, we must ensure that the younger generations have the opportunity to discover their own potential,” she said. “BAFTA is not only a leader in the UK film industry, but also in Arts-focused charity.”


Extravagant Event Celebrates 100 Years of Fashion History

Rebecca Wang supports Vogue 100: A Century of Style in honor of British Vogue’s 100th anniversary on February 8th.

In honor of their 100th anniversary as one of the most prestigious and influential style, fashion, and culture magazines in the world, British Vogue hosted a black-tie dinner on February 8th at London’s National Portrait Gallery. Rebecca Wang supported the event, all proceeds of which will be going to the National Portrait Gallery in London. 

Rebecca Wang supports Vogue 100: A Century of Style in honor of British Vogue’s 100th anniversary on February 8th.

Rebecca Wang supports Vogue 100: A Century of Style in honor of British Vogue’s 100th anniversary on February 8th.

Supermodels old and new graced the celebration with the presence, including Lily Donaldson, Jerry Hall, Karlie Kloss, and Jordan Dunn. The prestigious event featured an exhibition of over 280 photographs commissioned by British Vogue over the last century, showcasing some of the most iconic photographs and photographers to ever bring their flare to British Vogue. The works of such renowned photographers as Mario Testino, Tim Walker, Nick Knight, Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn, David Bailey, and many more were on display at the event, and will remain on display as part of the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibit at London’s National Portrait Gallery. 

According to Rebecca Wang, the 100th anniversary for British Vogue is not simply about honoring the past, but also looking forward to further creativity and innovation from the magazine. 

“The influence that British Vogue has had on fashion and entertainment over the last century is unquestionable, helping to elevate London as one of the leading fashion capitals of the world,” she commented. “Fashion is an outward expression of creativity, so Vogue’s work has had a huge impact on fashion sense and style.” 

“I think celebrating the magazine’s past makes their future all the more exciting,” she continued. “British Vogue will undoubtedly continue to be in the vanguard of the style and fashion scenes in London and across the world, and I’m excited to see creativity and innovation from them.” Rebecca Wang continued her patronage of fashion and the arts with her support for this event. 

The exhibition’s curator is Robin Muir, a contributing editor to British Vogue, and Patrick Kinmouth is the designer and artistic director for the exhibit. The Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibit will be open to the public on February 11 through May 22 before going on display at the Manchester Art Gallery from June 24 to October 30.