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.

 

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

    Stanley Kubrick
  • 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
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Current Seasons

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

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Arran - Scholar

BA (Hons) in Digital Film Production at Ravensbourne

How are you involved in Warner Bros. Creative Talent?
In my third year at Ravensbourne University doing a Digital Film Production degree I was able to apply to Warner Bros. Creative Talent and was awarded the scholarship.
What does it mean to you to be part of Warner Bros. Creative Talent?
Its an absolute honour to be a part of a studio that has been at the forefront of filmmaking from the very beginning. It means a very great deal to me to be a part of Warner Bros. Creative Talent and I’m really looking forward to taking full advantage of all of the opportunities that are offered! I think this is a very important step in my career.
What do you hope to achieve in your career?
I want to earn a living doing something that I love, and being creative. I’m a very visual person, so filmmaking and Cinematography is the perfect way to express myself. I want nothing more than to do well and be successful as a Cinematographer.

I want to earn a living doing something that I love, and being creative. I’m a very visual person, so filmmaking and Cinematography is the perfect way to express myself.

Who do you most admire in the industry?
The cinematographer Conrad Hall is a huge inspiration. The way he creates environments where the story can tell itself through the imagery is truly inspirational. Jack Cardiff is also definitely one of my biggest inspirations, and someone who I greatly admire. His whole work ethic – the fact that he never really wanted to retire because he loved his job so much. That’s all I aspire to do in life, be in a line of work that I love so much that I don’t want to stop doing it. Filmmaking and Cinematography is that career path for me.
Tell us something about yourself most people would be surprised by?
I have a twin brother. Throughout almost all of my childhood I was home educated. I also did a lot of travelling around the world, especially to India (6 times). So I grew up having completely different experiences from other children, and I like to think this makes me approach situations in a different way. Also, when I was 11, the BBC made a short documentary about the fact that me and brother were home educated. This was one of the things that really opened my eyes to filmmaking and was one of the fundamental things that made me realise that this was a career I wanted to pursue.

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Charles - Scholar

Cinematography Undergraduate at Ravensbourne

What has been your highlight?
The entire scholarship program has been fantastic; however the highlight has to be being chosen as a Warner Bros. scholar out of so many talented individuals. To be given the opportunity of a lifetime, to build a relationship with a studio of such a status and given a chance to prove my abilities as a filmmaker with the backing of Warner Bros. Creative Talent.
Was there anything that you were surprised by?
I was most surprised about the mentor programme, to be given an industry professional as a mentor has been a fantastic guide when working in this forever competitive industry.
How did you find the Masterclasses and did you have a favourite?
This is a very tough question as each Masterclass was as good as the next. One that really stands out for me is the private screening of “2001: A Space Odyssey” and Q&A with Producer Jan Harlan. It was great to get an insight into early years of grand scale productions and what Stanley Kubrick was like as a filmmaker.

To be given an industry professional as a mentor has been a fantastic guide when working in this forever competitive industry.

What are your next steps after this?
As a Cinematographer that has now graduated from university and given the fantastic experience of being a Warner Bros. scholar, I am now working full time as a Cinematographer and have already been approached to work on three feature films over the next year.
What can you tell us about your graduating film?
My Graduation film “Trepidation” could not have been possible without the financial help of my scholarship grant. As a true filmmaker I spent every penny I had making the best possible film I could with so little resources. "Trepidation” is about two orphaned brothers that want nothing more than to escape their boarding school and live freely together in the secret den they are building. However, as the younger brother meets a local girl and falls in love, we see his priorities change. He will do anything to be with her, despite her overprotective father and the jealousy his brother begins to have. This film was incredibly ambitious from the start working with a large cast of children and as Director and Cinematographer of the film there were some very challenging moments, however I worked with an incredibly talented team that allowed me to put my vision to screen. I feel that, given the time, budget and resources, the film was a great success and most of all, all the cast and crew thoroughly enjoyed working on it.