Warner Bros. Creative Talent (WBCT) is a unique, ground-breaking programme that brings together stakeholders from across the entertainment industry. WBCT enables and leverages opportunities for talented people to access the Creative Industries, irrespective of economic and social background, ethnicity, capacity or other diversity characteristics that may pose barriers to entry.
WBCT creates a pipeline of talent for an industry that is booming in the UK. WB brings together key charity and educational partners across film, games, television and theatre: RADA; NFTS; Ravensbourne; University of Hertfordshire; GCU; IADT; BAFTA; Chickenshed; Into Film; AMPAS; BFI. In partnership with these major stakeholders, WBCT provides funding, paid placements, apprenticeships, mentoring and masterclasses. WBCT alumni - over 300 people - have forged careers in the industry, and to date received over 35 nominations and awards, including BAFTA nominations.
""WB is an excellent partner for our work, which includes important efforts to open up UK screen work to people from groups historically under-represented in the industry; those from the BAME community, advancing gender parity and better awareness of disability employment challenges"", ScreenSkills' Head of Film.
The dedication, expertise and advice of WB's charity partners has been crucial to building and amplifying the success of this multi-partner collaboration.