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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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