BAFTA L.A. to honor Sean Penn

Actor-director to receive Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles will honor actor-director Sean Penn with its Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at the 2008 BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards on Nov. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

Penn next stars as gay-rights activist Harvey Milk in Gus Van Sant's biographical drama "Milk," which will be released in November.