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Time Warner Ignite – a two-year programme for young emerging artists

Monday, 4 July, 2011

Showcase opportunity for 18-25 years actors, writers, directors and producers

Kevin Spacey is currently performing Richard III

Old Vic New Voices and Time Warner have joined forces to launch a bespoke programme aimed at propelling the careers of emerging actors, writers, directors and producers to the next level and taking their talent from stage to screen.

Time Warner Ignite is a 2-year programme offering workshops, commissions and theatrical and film production opportunities to members of The Old Vic’s 18-25 year old emerging artists programme – the New Voices Club.

Around each of The Old Vic’s four annual main-house shows, four Club writers will be commissioned to write a short play response. These plays will be cast with Club actors, directed by Club directors and produced as one-off special industry showings by Club producers in the 160-seater partner venue for the project, Waterloo East Theatre.

At each of the eight presentations, audiences will vote for one of the four plays to be adapted into films. Club artists will work with emerging film-makers and industry mentors to create a professional short, which will be uploaded to our partner website, www.ideastap.com.

For the final Hollywood twist, four of these films will be selected via an online poll on http://www.ideastap.com to win a place at a VIP industry screening at Time Warner’s New York offices in 2012, hosted by The Old Vic’s artistic director, Kevin Spacey.

For more information, please contact James Quaife, Project Manager, on ovnv@oldvictheatre.com or 020 7902 7588.

Website:http://www.ideastap.com/Partners/ovnv/ignite

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