Warner Bros. Creative Talent

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Through Warner Bros. Creative Talent, young people of all backgrounds will have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience and insight right across the UK creative industries.

From film and TV, to video games and theatre, skills and training options include:

  • Higher education scholarships
  • Apprenticeships
  • Trainee positions on every Warner Bros. film production in the UK
  • Training course places at Chickenshed
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory placements

To find out about specific opportunities available to you now, take a look at the Opportunities page.
For general enquiries, please contact us.

 

  • It’s important as an artist to look at the world in a unique way. Be comfortable with yourself – and resist the pressure to conform to stereotypes or what’s expected. Tap into whatever strange beauty you see in your subject that you want to share with others.

    Tim Burton
  • A filmmaker has almost the same freedom as a novelist has when he buys himself some paper.

    Stanley Kubrick
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Current Seasons

Meet the talented young people that make up Warner Bros. Creative Talent - Season Three

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Ciaran - Scholar

MA Screenwriting at National Film School at the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology

How are you involved in Warner Bros. Creative Talent?
I am currently completing an MA in Screenwriting at the National film School in Ireland, and I have been lucky enough to receive a Warner Bros. Creative Talent Scholarship for the duration of the course.
What does it mean to you to be part of Warner Bros. Creative Talent?
To have the support of an initiative such as Warner Bros. Creative Talent, as I begin to establish myself in the industry, means an incredible amount to me. In the short time that I have been involved in Warner Bros. Creative Talent, a level of support and engagement has been shown that is truly exceptional. As a young creative, it can sometimes be difficult to foresee a navigable path in this industry, but to know that Warner Bros. Creative Talent are there to advise and mentor is, to me, invaluable
What do you hope to achieve in your career?
I am a driven and passionate storyteller and it is my goal, first and foremost, to take an approach to each and every project that centres around complete commitment and clarity. I want to tell stories that challenge, engage and leave a lasting impression with the audience. My favourite films have always been those that can balance humour and drama. This balance is something that I aim to incorporate in my work. I hope to carve out a career that allows me to travel, and that also allows me to collaborate with my peers and predecessors both in Europe and in the US.

As a young creative, it can sometimes be difficult to foresee a navigable path in this industry, but to know that Warner Bros. Creative Talent are there to advise and mentor is, to me, invaluable.

Who do you most admire in the industry?
I admire writers and directors who have maintained consistency throughout their careers; those major players such as Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. They may seem obvious choices, but it is hard not to admire those who have produced such epic credit lists. I have also come to admire the work of writers and directors such as the Duplass Brothers and Joe Swanberg, who are producing films at an incredible rate while maintaining seemingly effortless and humorous styles. I also admire those writers and directors who make waves early on in their careers. Most recently, Ryan Coogler is someone who has inspired me. I saw Fruitvale Station when it was released, and I found it hugely inspiring to hear the story behind its production. I believe that writers and directors like that blaze trails for those behind them, reaffirming in them that it is possible to make great work early on.
Which Warner Bros. production would you most like to work on?
The upcoming 'Live by Night', written and directed by Ben Affleck, and adapted from Dennis Lehane's novel, would have been amazing to work on. The cast list is exceptional and I would love to see how Ben Affleck works with them.

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