Ryan Coogler to Deliver 2022 BAFTA David Lean Lecture – Deadline
BAFTA established Black Panther director Ryan Coogler will deliver the prestigious David Lean Lecture this year.
Coogler will give the talk on December 12 in London. Previous speakers include Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, Paul Greengrass, David Lynch, Lone Scherfig, Oliver Stone and Peter Weir.
The annual conference is the centerpiece of BAFTA’s public program and aims to educate, inform and inspire audiences by providing rare insight into the craft and method of some of the world’s most important and industry-defining filmmakers.
Other events on the BAFTA calendar include “A Life in Pictures” masterclass sessions with Margot Robbie and Kate Hudson, as well as screenplay sessions with Lena Dunham, Ruben Östlund, Hirokazu Kore-eda and Tony Kushner.
“It is an honor to bring together at BAFTA headquarters at 195 Piccadilly some of the most visionary, thoughtful and provocative storytellers, creatives and filmmakers working today to fulfill our mission to inspire current and future generations of talent. “, Jane Millichip, CEO of BAFTA, said.
“From kids and career starters, to movie fans and industry veterans, this is a program for everyone. We are especially delighted to welcome Ryan Coogler to give the BAFTA David Lean Lecture. Ryan is not only a revolutionary force within the industry, he is also an alumnus of the BAFTA Student Film Awards, having been a finalist over 10 years ago, so it’s wonderful to welcome him back at the BAFTAs to share what he learned along the way.
Coogler’s Black Panther after wakanda forever opens Friday. As Deadline previously reported, advance ticket sales for the photo through Sunday are $45 million, about 20% behind Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness at the same time and 40% before Thor: Love and Thunder.
The film’s director and cast staged a series of high-profile premieres around the world, including a historic premiere in Lagos, Nigeria. It was a major event – and the first time a Marvel movie had a local premiere – with a large group of talent, filmmakers and press. The premiere was held in association with the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) and FilmOne Entertainment