The names of 42 young Britons chosen to meet with Hollywood executives at a Los Angeles gala to be hosted by Prince William and the former Kate Middleton have been announced.
Included are actors Tom Hughes and Harry Lloyd, actresses Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Talulah Riley and the writer Jack Thorne.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts said Friday that most of the people invited are not complete beginners and have already begun to show promise in their fields.
The July 9 event at the Belasco Theater is a centerpiece of the royal couple's brief visit to southern California after their eight-day tour of Canada.
It will bring young British film talent including directors and writers into contact with Hollywood decision makers.