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Source: Warner Bros Discovery

Asif Sadiq

Warner Bros Discovery is launching the second edition of Black Britain Unspoken, that will support three short films from Black British filmmakers, it was announced today at The New Black Film Collective convention in London.

Delivered with Media Trust, a charity focusing on better representation in the media, the three completed films are presented to industry figures before screening on Discovery+ during the UK’s Black History Month in October. In addition, the filmmakers will receive a professional development programme delivered by Media Trust.

“We want to showcase unique stories, spotlight emerging talent and provide real access and opportunity for filmmakers to make their mark on the industry from pitch to production,” said Asif Sadiq, Warner Bros Discovery’s chief of diversity, equity and inclusion.

The initiative is part of the Warner Bros Discovery Access programme for under-represented creatives. Applications for pitches are now open and will close April 28. Up to 10 people will then be shortlisted to pitch in front of a panel before three are selected.

Black Britain Unspoken was first launched in 2022 where the three films selected were Richard Ampeh’s The Nod - Tell Me You Got Me, Talisha ‘Tee Cee’ Johnson’s Too Autistic For Black and Sheila Kayuma’s The Power Of Plantain. Baz Luhrmann, director of Warner Bros’ Elvis, was among the industry figures to whom the films were screened.