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WBD Access Unlock Unscripted Program 2024

The WBD Access Unlock Unscripted program aims to identify high-performing, mid-level unscripted producers from across the globe who have had barriers getting to the next level or gaining exposure in different genres of reality. Producers will be given tools and training to expand their skill set and gain exposure to WBD executives and production companies to cultivate relationships for future opportunities.  Through this program, WBD is supporting diverse producers, opening doors for them within the WBD ecosystem globally.  Ultimately, these producers would start the pipeline to create the next generation of Showrunners in the years to follow. 

 

Program Description: 

The application is open to unscripted producers who have already been staffed as mid-level producers (ex. field producer, segment producer, challenge producer or story producer).  These candidates are nearly ready to go to the next level in their producing careers.  The application is open to everyone, and we highly encourage producers from underrepresented groups to apply.  This year, a select number of unscripted producers will be selected to participate in a 1-week intensive, to be held in New York City in the late summer 2024.  They will learn all aspects of producing Unscripted lifestyle content from US-based production companies, producers, and network executives, among others and will consist of workshops, panels, networking opportunities, and more.  The content will focus on building their producer capability, equipping them with leadership skills and exposing them to the nuances of other unscripted genres of interest.  After the 1-week intensive, selected producers may be considered for future staffing opportunities across Warner Bros. Discovery Studios and Networks.  


Shortlisted applicants will interview in June/July. All applicants will receive a status update by August 2024.  Stipend, travel and accommodation for the 1-week intensive will be provided. 

This application portal will close on Sunday, June 23rd at 11:59p PT. No late submissions will be accepted. Any questions can be directed to: accessprograms@warnermedia.com


PROGRAM CRITERIA BY TERRITORY (USA, Canada & UK):


UNITED STATES

Program Criteria (US): 

To be eligible, applicants must: 

  • Have at least two credits as a mid-level producer (Producer, Field Producer, Segment Producer, Challenge Producer, Story Producer) in unscripted (home renovation, food & lifestyle programming preferred). 
  • Be able to work in the US and be 18 years of age or older. 
  • Be available for an in-person, 1-week intensive in the late summer in New York City (targeting anytime between August 21-30, 2024). 


CANADA


Program Criteria (Canada):
To be eligible, applicants must: 

  • Have at least one credit as a mid-level producer (Producer, Field Producer, Segment Producer, Challenge Producer, Story Producer) in unscripted (home renovation, food & lifestyle programming preferred). 
  • Have a referral from an Access Canada Community Partner Organization or Canadian Production Company. 
  • Be able to work in Canada and be 19 years of age or older. 
  • Be able to travel to the US and be available for an in-person 1-week intensive in the late summer in New York City (targeting anytime between August 21-30, 2024). 


UNITED KINGDOM


Program Criteria (UK):
To be eligible, applicants must: 

  • Have at least two credits as a mid-level producer (Edit Producer, Senior Producer, Series Producer, Story Producer, Producer/Director) in unscripted/factual programming (e.g. Antiques & Auctions, Crime, Extreme Medical, Extreme Jobs, Salvage and Restoration, Motoring, Documentary preferred). 
  • Be able to work in the UK and be 18 years of age or older. 
  • Be able to travel to the US and be available for an in-person 1-week intensive in the late summer in New York City (targeting anytime between August 21-30, 2024). 

 


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