Imagine Impact is a fully funded global content accelerator programme that will start in Los Angeles later this year, and branch out to Latin America, United Kingdom, the Middle East and China.
Director Ron Howard and Imagine Entertainments Brian Grazer are launching Imagine Impact, that is designed to transform good ideas into successes in narrative and documentary film, TV, VR and other platforms. As reported by Deadline, Imagine Impact is a fully funded global content accelerator programme that will start in Los Angeles later this year, and branch out to Latin America, United Kingdom, the Middle East and China. Its core is an eight-week creative boot camp that will discover new voices and empower content creators and narrative storytellers from around the world.
The founders reportedly want to democratise a difficult entry process and give the next crop of showrunners and filmmakers a shot by demystifying the process in a two-month boot camp. Imagine will have the first look at the projects, and if the company doesnt make a deal, the creators are free to shop it elsewhere.
The crop of creators will be chosen from a vetting process that begins with an online application, and those accepted will work with Shapers, a group of best-in-class screenwriters and showrunners, wholl meet twice weekly as the creators hone their ideas into first draft scripts. The pilot programme, Impact 1, will begin in Los Angeles in September, and 20 creators will be chosen to work with five Shapers.