UKTI ‘Talent Goes to Hollywood’ Competition

Posted: 3rd September 2015

UK Trade & Investment is offering companies and entrepreneurs connected to the UK film industry a unique opportunity to win a bespoke business trip to Los Angeles during the week of the Britannia Awards 2015 and turn their innovative business idea into reality.

The winner will meet industry experts who could help them realise their commercial ambitions and make their mark in the US and beyond. You may have an idea for the next big franchise, a new film technology or an innovative concept that could create new markets or audiences for film. Whatever your business idea, this competition could help you to make it a reality.

Selected by a panel of industry leaders from the UK as the company or individual most likely to be successful in LA, the winner will enjoy a four-night stay in the city in late October 2015. As well as attending the Britannia Awards – a prestigious annual event which celebrates the achievements of the Hollywood and British production and entertainment business communities – they will receive a bespoke programme of one-to-one business meetings with key industry figures, as well as the opportunity to make a business pitch to an industry heavyweight.

Areas that the panel is particularly interested to hear about include:  

  • Intellectual Property    
  •      Filmmakers: writers, producers     
  •      Publishers: authors, storytellers     
  •      Key rights holders: games companies etc
  • Technology, supporting the entertainment industry     
  •      Film: pre-production, production, post-production     
  •      Digital: audience engagement, games, virtual reality and more  
  • Other sectors:     
  •      Areas that build on the audience/visitor experience around film, theatre, fashion, music and theme parks.

If you fit one of these categories and have a brilliant idea, enter today to be in with a chance of winning this incredible prize and growing your global business.

Deadline: 17 September. The winner will travel to the USA on 27 October.

For more about the prize package and how to enter click here.


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