There’s a lot of secrecy surrounding the event, so the British press thinks prices are sky high. But I’ve learned that Hollywood movie and TV companies are being asked to pay a very normal, even cheap, $25,000 a table for the inaugural “BAFTA Brits To Watch” black-tie dinner at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles on July 9 featuring Prince William and his new bride Kate. It’s on the itinerary of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to California helping highlight the depth and range of British talent currently emerging in film, television and video games. Prince William was elected BAFTA president last year, and American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe is chairman of BAFTA in LA.

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