Prince William, Kate Middleton's Royal Visit to Hollywood: Private Guest List Revealed

4:00 AM PST 07/08/2011 by Bill Higgins
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Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Lopez are just a few of the boldface names attending BAFTA's black-tie affair Saturday night.

With a guest list packed with Hollywood royalty, Prince William and Kate Middleton will draw what any showbiz party planner would call a decent crowd for Saturday night’s black-tie BAFTA event.

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The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the confirmed guest list includes Barbra Streisand, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lopez and filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and Judd Apatow. On the executive side, Disney topper Rich Ross is scheduled to attend, as are Fox’s Tom Rothman and Jim Gianopulos, CBS’ Leslie Moonves, the Weinstein Co.'s Harvey Weinstein, Showtime’s Matt Blank, New Line’s Toby Emmerich and HBO’s Richard Plepler and Michael Lombardo.

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Universal’s top exec Ron Meyer will be out of town, but deputies Donna Langley and Adam Fogelson will represent the studio. The Sony studio heads are not attending (perhaps because the lot is being used as the venue for a royal event on Sunday focused on military families) but corporate chairman Sir Howard Stringer will be there. Paramount execs will be absent. Warner Bros. TV Group president Bruce Rosenblum with represent Warners (most of the film studio execs will be traveling between the Harry Potter premieres in London and New York).

The heads of CAA, WME, UTA and ICM will not meet the royals, but partners from the agencies will attend.

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Saturday’s inaugural "BAFTA Brits to Watch" event takes place in downtown L.A.’s Belasco Theater with the purpose of spotlighting the depth and range of young British talent. Forty-two creatives have been chosen to attend. Two will be seated at each $25,000 table with execs are stars. Profits will be used to support BAFTA’s emerging talent programs. The British guest list was previously revealed.

Email: Bill.Higgins@thr.com

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