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Imagine Impact opens application process for creative boot camp

Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment has opened the application process for its recently launched global content accelerator program, Imagine Impact. The eight-week creative “boot camp” will aim to discover ...
July 10, 2018

Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment has opened the application process for its recently launched global content accelerator program, Imagine Impact.

The eight-week creative “boot camp” will aim to discover new voices and empower content creators and storytellers from around the world. Applicants accepted into the program (creators) will work with established screenwriters and showrunners (“shapers”) twice weekly over the duration of the program to develop a┬ásellable screenplay, teleplay or presentation to pitch.

Imagine Impact is expected to select 20 creators for Impact 1. The first group of five shapers to contribute to the accelerator program will be announced in the coming weeks.

The application window is open for the next two weeks, from July 9 -22. The pilot program, Impact 1, will run from Sept. 10 to Nov. 2 in Los Angeles.

Creators interested in applying can do so via an online application on the Imagine Impact website.

“We’re incredibly excited to launch our pilot program and start the journey of creating an innovative and collaborative way to develop great material,” said Grazer in a statement. “We can’t wait to discover talented, new voices and help them break into the industry, and to also work with established writers who are looking to further elevate themselves and their material in the marketplace.”

“While the program is sure to evolve, we are committed to it and already scheduled Impact 2 for March 2019, followed by Impact 3 next September,” added Howard.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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