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.


Rebecca Wang Attends Private Event Hosted by the Royal Academy of Music in Buckingham Palace

The Royal Academy of Music is a world-renowned institution and Britain’s oldest conservatoire. Founded in 1822, the Academy received its Royal Charter in 1830, and since 1999 has been a constituent college of the University of London.

Rebecca Wang Attends Private Event Hosted by the Royal Academy of Music in Buckingham Palace

Rebecca Wang Attends Private Event Hosted by the Royal Academy of Music in Buckingham Palace

On Tuesday, 3 November, 2015, HRH the Duchess of Gloucester, president of the Royal Academy of Music, hosted a private dinner and reception for its supporters, including Rebecca Wang, Rupert Murdoch, and Jerry Hall. Organized by Development Director Carol McCormack, this event was hosted on the illustrious grounds of Buckingham Palace. Attendees at this prestigious event were cordially invited to a lovely dinner and reception in a wonderful setting as a showing of gratitude for their continued support and patronage of the Royal Academy of Music.

The Academy has committed itself to the highest national and international pre-professional, undergraduate, and postgraduate musical training for nearly two centuries. Over the years, the Academy has trained and educated a wide range of versatile and resourceful musicians, including such former distinguished students as: John Barbirolli, Harrison Birtwistle, Dennis Brain, Edward Gardner, Katherine Jenkins, Clifford Curzon, Lesley Garrett, Evelyn Glennie, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Moura Lympany, Michael Nyman, Simon Rattle, Arthur Sullivan, Eva Turner, and Henry Wood.

Jonathan Freeman-Attwood has been the principal of the Academy since July 2008, and HM The Queen is the Patron. Diana, Princess of Wales also served as president of the Academy from 1985 until 1996.

Through the Academy’s charitable programs, supporters and patrons can contribute to the education and training of successive generations of musicians and composers. Scholarship funds allow the Academy to support students from diverse backgrounds, giving those from every sector of society a chance at the highest possible education in music.

The Masterclasses program is designed to give students at the Academy a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from the best musicians from around the world. Similarly, the Open Academy program exposes children and young people to classical and jazz music with lessons with the Academy’s own students. This presents a wonderful chance for young people to be exposed to music, as well as giving the Academy’s students specialized training and experience in communicating and teaching music to a younger generation. With such programs, the Royal Academy of Music fosters continued training and education in music for everyone.

Other charitable endeavors include the rare opportunity for Academy supporters and patrons to contribute to the building of a new theatre for Academy students and faculty. This £12 million project helps provide the very best facilities for the Royal Academy of Music, and visitors and patrons will be able to enjoy a stunning piece of theatrical architecture for many years to come.

The private dinner, hosted by the Academy in Buckingham Palace, included a reception and musical entertainment. Such events are one way that the Royal Academy of Music thanks its numerous, generous patrons and supporters.


Rebecca Wang Continues Philanthropic Endeavors with amfAR Milano 2015

Rebecca Wang – executive producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist – is once again supporting amfAR in its quest to end the global AIDS epidemic. Wang will be supporting amfAR’s fundraising efforts through amfAR Milano 2015 on September 26, 2015.

Rebecca Wang supports AmFar Milano 2015 during Milan fashion week

Rebecca Wang supports AmFar Milano 2015 during Milan fashion week

Each year, the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), hosts an array of high-profile events to generate support and funds for their critical fight against AIDS. amfAR Milano 2015 will bring together a diverse range of world icons in fashion, music, film, and business for an exquisite night of awareness and fundraising for their AIDS research programs.

amfAR Milano 2015 is presented in conjunction with Milan Fashion Week, and will be chaired by Heidi Klum and Eva Cavalli, among others. Last year’s amfAR Milano, chaired by Heidi Klum, Rosario Dawson, Jeremy Piven, and others, raised $1.4 million, and the event has raised over $7 million in total for amfAR’s AIDS research programs.

Ever passionate about advancing endeavors which bring much needed attention and funds to AIDS research, Wang’s sustained support of amfAR and other organizations like it is indicative of the vital role that denizens of the arts and entertainment industries can play in galvanizing public support for such causes. Wang firmly believes that public figures and celebrities have a responsibility to bring widespread awareness to health and humanitarian issues.

Wang acted as a sponsor for the 2012 Paris Inspiration Gala with Piaget and M.A.C. Viva Glam. She also chaired both the Los Angeles and New York Inspiration Galas in 2013 and 2014 along with others. These awards events have given testament to the commitment and dedication to the fight against AIDS displayed by such world-renowned figures as Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, philanthropist Aileen Getty, fashion legend Valentino, actress Goldie Hawn, singer Jennifer Lopez, and film director and designer Tom Ford.

About The Foundation for AIDS Research
The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) plays a leading global role in the areas of research, treatment and education for AIDS. Through state-of-the-art events, amfAR attracts and fosters support and ongoing patronage from many leading public figures and celebrities, including the late Elizabeth Taylor, Karl Lagerfeld, David Bowie, and Bill Clinton. The Foundation has raised over $366 million for AIDS research in total.

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Rebecca Wang Anticipates Supporting the Serpentine Galleries Summer Party 2015, Co-Hosted by Julia Peyton-Jones and Michael R. Bloomberg

Rebecca Wang is a patron of Serpentine Galleries and a supporter of the Serpentine Pavilion Summer Party, an annual fundraiser for Serpentine Galleries helping to further their educational remit. She anticipates supporting the Serpentine Galleries at the 15th annual Summer Party on July 2, 2015.

Rebecca Wang Anticipates Supporting the Serpentine Galleries Summer Party 2015

Rebecca Wang Anticipates Supporting the Serpentine Galleries Summer Party 2015

Thursday, July 2nd will see the art world’s most prestigious party, the Serpentine Summer Party, take place by the Serpentine Galleries amid the oxygenated greenery of Hyde Park, ”the lungs of London”. The Serpentine Summer Party is an annual fundraiser for the galleries, helping to further their educational remit. It extends on the wide and strong support and patronage enjoyed by the galleries and has long held the reputation of being a sumptuous and glamorous evening, on a par with Ascot, Wimbledon and the Chelsea Flower Show as one of the quintessential outdoor events during London’s summer months.

This year’s Serpentine Pavilion was designed by renowned Madrid-based architects José Selgas and Lucía Cano of the studio SelgasCano. SelgasCano’s design is innovative and modern while connecting with the landscape of the park and gardens. Using a double-layered shell of opaque, translucent fluorine-based plastic (ETFE) in a variety of colours, the structure is designed with multiple entrances, allowing visitors to experience the Pavilion from diverse perspectives, all leading to the café in the heart of the structure.

Over the last 15 years, the Serpentine Pavilion has come to be a renowned international exhibition of architectural experimentation by presenting inspirational temporary structures by some of the world’s greatest architects. The blending of the natural beauty of London’s Kensington Gardens with a temporary structure that is both stunning and welcoming is part of the reason that the annual Pavilion exhibition has become a London landmark, and is one of the top-ten most visited architectural and design exhibitions in the world, according to the Serpentine Galleries website.

Among those supporting last year’s Serpentine Galleries’ Summer Party were the Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Bradley Cooper, Keira Knightley and her husband James Righton, Bryan Ferry, Orlando Bloom, Lily Allen, Ben Goldsmith, Pharrell Williams, who performed a live music set, and gallery patrons and trustees including executive Hollywood film producer Rebecca Wang and international architect Zaha Hadid.

Co-hosts for this year’s Summer Party on July 2nd are of a particularly high-powered variety: joining Gallery Director Julia Peyton-Jones and Co-Director Hans Ulrich Obrist, Chairman and former Mayor of New York Michael R Bloomberg, and Zaha Hadid, a globally renowned architect who created the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympics. She has also been one of the previously chosen architects for the Serpentine Pavilion and has recently become the first woman to win the Design Museum’s Design of the Year award for the Heyder Aliyev culture centre in Baku.