With the help of world-renowned actor/director Richard E Grant, British Airways are looking for talented students to write a film and see it get made. Your film will reach a guaranteed blockbuster audience, as it will be screened on all the flights during London 2012. Find out more
Tracey Emin, Richard E Grant and Heston Blumenthal are searching for the best in British talent, to deliver a series of career defining opportunities as part of British Airways commitment to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as official airline partner.
On May 4th, 2011 the three mentors launch the next stage of the BA Great Britons Programme inviting aspiring artists, chefs and filmmakers to apply for the chance to collaborate with the best in their field on one of three creative projects.
In the Art category, the winner will receive mentoring from Turner-Prize nominated Tracey Emin, to produce original artwork for the livery of 12 British Airways aircraft flying in guests during Games time, expected to be seen by millions of people. The artwork will also be reproduced on the official London 2012 Games sculptures displayed around the capital, in the run up to the London 2012 Games.
Tracey Emin said: “Discovering and nurturing fresh British talent is a rewarding and exciting experience that I’m looking forward to. This unique canvas provides the opportunity to help a budding Brit stand out in the art world, and give them a platform to showcase their talent to a global audience.”
In the Film category, Richard E Grant will mentor the winner, to produce a script for a short film shown on British Airways flights during Games time, to an estimated audience of millions of people. It will also be broadcast at the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony, to a global audience.
Richard E Grant said: “This is a massive and unique opportunity to create a piece of film that will be showcased on an international stage, that reflects Britain’s unique culture and diversity. I’m looking forward to discovering and working with a true talent to bring this idea to life.”
Talented Britons can submit their entries from today until the end of July at www.ba.com/greatbritons. A panel of judges, including the celebrity mentors and representatives from BAFTA, The Royal Academy of Arts and Taste of London, will select a shortlist of candidates that will be invited to present their ideas before a panel.
Tania Devereux, British Airways global sponsorship manager, said: “British Airways has a long standing legacy with helping British talent to take off, and we’re proud to be offering these career-defining opportunities to the new talent of tomorrow.”