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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Jamie - Scholar

(FdA) in Technical Theatre and Stage Management at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

How are you involved in Warner Bros. Creative Talent?
I am involved with Warner Bros. Creative Talent through studying the Technical Theatre and Stage Management course at RADA. I was nominated by my course director as a potential candidate and, after an interview with two of the Directors, was offered one of the four available scholarships.
What does it mean to you to be part of Warner Bros. Creative Talent?
I am very grateful to be part of Warner Bros. Creative Talent as, without the support that they are providing to me, I would not be able to attend RADA or have the opportunities to develop a future career in the television and film industry. I used to be a teacher in a secondary school and spent many years telling my students to follow their dreams. It feels surreal to me that only two years ago I was helping my sixth form students complete their UCAS forms and now I’m at RADA, sponsored by Warner Bros. Creative Talent, following my own aspirations.
What do you hope to achieve in your career?
Having already forged a career in teaching for six years, I recognised that my passions lay more in the creative processes surrounding the school productions than in the classroom. Therefore, I researched what roles were available in the industry and realised that I had been working as a Production Manager throughout my time as a teacher. Similarly, before I went to university, I worked as an extra on a few television programmes and remember being fascinated by the bustle of bodies involved in creating what the audience saw on screen. The decision to change my career was not taken lightly and means that I’m incredibly determined and focused to achieve a career in film and television as a Production Manager.

It feels surreal to me that only two years ago I was helping my sixth form students complete their UCAS forms and now I’m at RADA, sponsored by Warner Bros. Creative Talent, following my own aspirations.

Who do you most admire in the industry?
The person that I most admire in the industry is Danny Boyle. He has a versatility to work across a range of genres and mediums, being able to work on film and then live theatre. I first saw ‘Trainspotting’ when I was researching a character for a drama exam at school and it had a profound effect on me. Similarly, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘127 Hours’ are another two examples of how Boyle uses film as a way in which to generate human interest towards a particular character within a specific cultural environment. I am fascinated by his ability to focus the camera into a character, so that the audience identify with the experience that a person is going through, rather than just following a specified plot as part of a story. Furthermore, his contribution as Artistic Director to the London Olympics in 2012 was astounding and demonstrates the breadth of his skill. I was privileged to work at the Aquatics Centre as a volunteer Games Maker during this period and remember being given the opportunity to watch the dress rehearsal of the Opening Ceremony. Seeing it both in person and, later, on the screen showed the minute detail and planning that went into the concept. It is Boyle’s creativity and vivacity that I admire and aspire towards.
Tell us something about yourself most people would be surprised by?
I think people would be surprised to learn that when I’m not working in the industry, I really enjoy swimming. So much so, that in 2014 I represented the United Kingdom in the 3rd Asia Pacific Outgames held in Darwin, Australia. When I was there, I managed to win three medals out of my seven events.

Alumni

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