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Warner Bros’ “Black Britain Unspoken” Returns for Second Edition

Warner Bros’ “Black Britain Unspoken” Returns for Second Edition

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Application is open till April 28 for interested Black filmmakers of British descent.

By Helena Olori

Warner Bros’ “Black Britain Unspoken” is back for a second series in 2023 after its successful debut last year. Black Britain Unspoken is part of the entertainment giant’s Discovery programme, which promotes the development of talented, under-represented creatives.

Asif Sadiq MBE, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at Warner Bros. Discovery, announced the return at The New Black Film Collective Convention in London.

“We’re delighted to announce the return of Black Britain Unspoken, following the huge success of last year’s programme,” he said. “Warner Bros. Discovery is passionate about facilitating change in the industry to help increase access and visibility for Black filmmakers.”

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In collaboration with Media Trust, this edition offers participants an opportunity to pitch, produce, and launch a short film on discovery+ during Black History Month in October 2023. It also provides these emerging Black British filmmakers trainings to hone their skills, giving them valuable experience to upscale in the industry.

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The first edition identified and supported three filmmakers to produce and launch their short films: The Nod: Tell Me You Got Me by Richard Ampeh, Too Autistic for Black by Talisha ‘Tee Cee’ Johnson, and The Power of Plantain by Sheila Kayuma, on Discovery+.

The application portal will close on 28 April, 2023. Ten Selected applicants will be shortlisted to pitch to the panel, after which three finalists will move into production stage fully funded by Warner Bros. Discovery.  These three films will screen at a special showcase for industry experts and run across Discovery+.

Interested filmmakers can apply here.

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