Team will be led from Los Angeles, investigate the impact of VR on games, TV and film

BAFTA forms virtual reality advisory group

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced it is forming a new advisory group to focus specifically on virtual reality.

BAFTA is tasking the group with exploring how VR will change the games, film and television industries and identify new opportunities for storytellers in each sector.

The group will be spearheaded out of Los Angeles and chaired by Roy Taylor, corporate VP for technology and content at AMD. Taylor is currently recruiting experts from all three industries. 

Interested developers can apply by emailing

“I am thrilled that BAFTA has invited me to lead this advisory panel,” said Taylor. “I am looking forward to working alongside my industry colleagues in order to develop a greater understanding of the function and creative possibilities of VR.”

BAFTA Games Committee chair Nick Button-Brown added: “We are hugely excited to be providing a platform for discussion on VR’s significance across all the creative industries, BAFTA’s role in celebrating excellence in this field, and, crucially, how we can support the next generation of talent to find new ways to work with this medium.

"Although based in Los Angeles, the advisory group will discuss, explore and inform BAFTA’s global activities in the realms of virtual reality, and with its impact cutting across different industries, will be completely connected to our sector committees for games, film and television.”

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