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.

Alumni

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Sean - Trainee

Camera Trainee at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden on Heart of the Sea.

Tell us about being a part of Warner Bros. Creative Talent - Season One and what’s the experience has been like?
It’s been a wonderful and unique experience, giving me the invaluable opportunity to meet and work with top level film crew working on Warner Bros. productions. Without this opportunity I certainly wouldn't have the career that I'm now at the beginning of.
What has been your highlight?
There have been many highlights, but I think the best came earliest, with my first Warner Bros. Creative Talent placement on 'Heart of the Sea', in which I came on-board as a trainee but ended up working in the minicams department, assisting, and even setting up shots and focus pulling a few times. What an incredible experience.
How did you find the Masterclasses and did you have a favorite?
After my first placement I went on a long run of work and so was unfortunately only able to make it to a few of the Masterclasses. They were both excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed Jan Harlan's talk before a screening of Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey'. However I probably found most interesting the Masterclass on film distribution and acquisition, as this is an element of the film industry that we film crew are rarely aware of and that yet ultimately affects us massively.

Without this opportunity I certainly wouldn't have the career that I'm now at the beginning of.

What advice would you give to someone who was thinking about applying for a Warner Bros. Creative Talent scholarship, apprenticeship or training course?
Be prepared, but don't be afraid to go for it. Before you submit your application, get in touch with the relevant people and find out what it is they're looking for, especially regarding the presentation of your experience, your ambition and hopes in your application. Once you know what is being sought, you can better prepare yourself to show your best sides. My experience of Warner Bros. Creative Talent, and with Creative Skillset, has been one of meeting people who are there to help you in your chosen career path, so don't be scared to ask for advice. It's a great programme, well worth the time and effort needed to get into.
How has being part of Warner Bros. Creative Talent helped you pursue your chosen career in the industry?
In the most basic terms, it's enabled me to meet people who have helped to further my career in the film industry. In a business which is mainly based on personal contacts, it's a great and rare opportunity to get in a room with people who are normally only available via email or at the end of a phone line. After that, as ever, it's up to you to prove yourself but just having the opportunity to do that is a massive boost.