The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced it will honour video game director and script writer Amy Hennig with a BAFTA Special Award.

Hennig, best-known as the writer and creative director behind the Uncharted series, will be presented with the award at an event in LA on Sunday, June 12.

Now at EA as the creative director and lead writer on Visceral Games' upcoming Star Wars title, Hennig is one of the most influential people working in games today.

"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," commented 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."

Source: BAFTA

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