BAFTA to honor Amy Hennig

first_img 4 years ago It is great to see women leaders being rightly recognised in the gaming industry. Huge respect for Amy and hope that she continues driving her career forward, serving as an example for all women wanting to establish themselves in this remarkable industry. Edited 1 times. Last edit by Chris Payne on 26th May 2016 11:30am 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyPete Leonard , Amiqus4 years ago Logged in just to second your comment on amy Hennig.Soul Reaver 2 played with expectations beautifully set out in the first one in VERY surprising and refreshing ways. And to retcon a lot of Dyack’s work in Blood Omen successfully too.2002 is when I first heard the name Amy Hennig, and I wondered where she had gone in 2003 after she left Defiance half way through – well until 2007 anyway:)Well deserved and it took far too long for the recognition to come TBH. Should have had this 10 years ago. BAFTA to honor Amy HennigFormer Uncharted writer/director to receive a BAFTA Special Award next monthJames BrightmanTuesday 24th May 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareIn advance of E3, on Sunday June 12 in Los Angeles, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will grant award-winning video game director and script writer Amy Hennig a BAFTA Special Award. BAFTA said the award is part of the organization’s “renewed commitment to growing its global games membership and celebrating the games industry in the USA.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Before recently joining Electronic Arts as the creative director and lead writer on Visceral Games’ upcoming Star Wars title, Hennig worked for 10 years at Naughty Dog as the creative director and writer of the blockbuster Uncharted franchise. Uncharted 2 won four BAFTA awards in 2010 in the Action, Use of Audio, Original Score and Story categories. Prior to Naughty Dog, Hennig was known for writing and directing titles in the Soul Reaver/Legacy of Kain series, which she worked on for over eight years at Crystal Dynamics. “Amy is one of the industry’s most successful and respected creative leaders, and we are thrilled to recognise her outstanding contribution through this special award – one of BAFTA’s highest accolades,” said Harvey Elliot, Chairman of BAFTA’s Games Committee. “Her work in the games industry spans nearly three decades, and throughout this illustrious career she has championed the importance of a game’s script, with this creative vision pervading all her work. We look forward to celebrating this much-deserved award with her on 12 June.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 7 hours agoEA Play Live set for July 22Formerly E3-adjacent event moves to take place a month and half after the ESA’s showBy Jeffrey Rousseau 8 hours agoLatest comments (3)Chris Payne Managing Director & Founder, Quantum Soup Studios4 years ago This makes me happy. To my shame, the Uncharted series has mostly passed me by, but I’m a huge fan of the Soul Reaver games. Gothic post-apocalyptic time paradox story is right up my street 🙂 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyJohn Karageorgiou consultantlast_img read more