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British Screenwriter & Director Known for "Belle" and "A Way of Life"

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Amma Asante is an award-winning British screenwriter and director known for her films A Way of Life and Belle.

Asante was born in London in 1969. She began her film and television career as a child actress, appearing as a regular in the British school drama Grange Hill. She appeared in the "Just Say No" campaign of the 1980s and was one of nine Grange Hill children to take it to the Reagan White House. She gained credits in other British television series, including “Desmond's” (Channel 4) and “Birds of a Feather” (BBC1), and was a Children's Channel presenter for a year.

In her late teens, Asante left acting and worked in screenwriting with a development deal from Chrysalis. She founded a production company, Tantrum Films, and wrote and produced two series of the urban drama “Brothers and Sisters,” for BBC2.

Asante used Tantrum Films to make her directorial debut with a feature film, A Way of Life (2004). Her film was well-received and has won numerous awards.

In November 2004, the London Film Festival awarded Asante the inaugural Alfred Dunhill UK Film Talent Award, created to recognize the achievements of a new or emerging British writer/director who has shown great skill and imagination in bringing originality and verve to film-making. In February 2005, Asante was awarded the The Times's Breakthrough Artist of the Year and nominated for Best Newcomer at both the Evening Standard and London Film Critics award ceremonies.

That same month at the BAFTA Film Awards, Asante received the Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Writer, Director, or Producer in Their First Feature Film. The 2005 Miami International Film Festival awarded A Way of Life the distinction of Best Dramatic Feature in World Cinema and the FIPRESCI prize (International Federation of Film Critics prize) for Best Feature Film.

The Wales Chapter of BAFTA gave A Way of Life four of its top awards in April 2005, including Best Director and Best Film. Additionally, Asante was awarded for this film by the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain and the Mar del Plata Film Festival in Argentina. Asante has developed film projects in both the UK and US. Her second feature film, Belle (2013), was based on Dido Elizabeth Belle, an illegitimate mixed-race daughter of an enslaved African woman and a British navy captain, who placed the girl with his uncle (and Belle's great-uncle) Lord Mansfield and his wife in late 18th-century London.

A special screening of the film was held at the United Nations headquarters in New York on April 2, 2014 as part of the UN commemorative events on slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. Asante and star Gugu Mbatha-Raw attended. The same week Asante was honoured by BAFTA in both Los Angeles and New York as a "Brit to Watch," where she attended special screenings of Belle held to celebrate her work. At the 2014 Miami International Film Festival, Asante was awarded The Signis Award as director of Belle.

In 2016, Asante directed the romance period piece A United Kingdom, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike.

Asante's 2018 film Where Hands Touch premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. The film stars Amandla Stenberg and follows the story of a young biracial teenager who falls in love with the son of a prominent SS officer and member of the Hitler Youth.

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Amma Asante

British Screenwriter & Director Known for "Belle" and "A Way of Life"

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Amma Asante Biography

Amma Asante is an award-winning British screenwriter and director known for her films A Way of Life and Belle.

Asante was born in London in 1969. She began her film and television career as a child actress, appearing as a regular in the British school drama Grange Hill. She appeared in the "Just Say No" campaign of the 1980s and was one of nine Grange Hill children to take it to the Reagan White House. She gained credits in other British television series, including “Desmond's” (Channel 4) and “Birds of a Feather” (BBC1), and was a Children's Channel presenter for a year.

In her late teens, Asante left acting and worked in screenwriting with a development deal from Chrysalis. She founded a production company, Tantrum Films, and wrote and produced two series of the urban drama “Brothers and Sisters,” for BBC2.

Asante used Tantrum Films to make her directorial debut with a feature film, A Way of Life (2004). Her film was well-received and has won numerous awards.

In November 2004, the London Film Festival awarded Asante the inaugural Alfred Dunhill UK Film Talent Award, created to recognize the achievements of a new or emerging British writer/director who has shown great skill and imagination in bringing originality and verve to film-making. In February 2005, Asante was awarded the The Times's Breakthrough Artist of the Year and nominated for Best Newcomer at both the Evening Standard and London Film Critics award ceremonies.

That same month at the BAFTA Film Awards, Asante received the Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Writer, Director, or Producer in Their First Feature Film. The 2005 Miami International Film Festival awarded A Way of Life the distinction of Best Dramatic Feature in World Cinema and the FIPRESCI prize (International Federation of Film Critics prize) for Best Feature Film.

The Wales Chapter of BAFTA gave A Way of Life four of its top awards in April 2005, including Best Director and Best Film. Additionally, Asante was awarded for this film by the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain and the Mar del Plata Film Festival in Argentina. Asante has developed film projects in both the UK and US. Her second feature film, Belle (2013), was based on Dido Elizabeth Belle, an illegitimate mixed-race daughter of an enslaved African woman and a British navy captain, who placed the girl with his uncle (and Belle's great-uncle) Lord Mansfield and his wife in late 18th-century London.

A special screening of the film was held at the United Nations headquarters in New York on April 2, 2014 as part of the UN commemorative events on slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. Asante and star Gugu Mbatha-Raw attended. The same week Asante was honoured by BAFTA in both Los Angeles and New York as a "Brit to Watch," where she attended special screenings of Belle held to celebrate her work. At the 2014 Miami International Film Festival, Asante was awarded The Signis Award as director of Belle.

In 2016, Asante directed the romance period piece A United Kingdom, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike.

Asante's 2018 film Where Hands Touch premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. The film stars Amandla Stenberg and follows the story of a young biracial teenager who falls in love with the son of a prominent SS officer and member of the Hitler Youth.

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  • How to book Amma Asante?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Amma Asante for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Amma Asante, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Amma Asante or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Amma Asante?

    Booking fees for Amma Asante, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Amma Asante, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Amma Asante?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Amma Asante for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Amma Asante for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Amma Asante or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Amma Asante or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Amma Asante is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Amma Asante for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Amma Asante generally travels from UK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ava DuVernay, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Issa Rae, Dee Rees and Will Smith. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Amma Asante for an upcoming event.

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    Interview with BELLE director Amma Asante

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