Sony Digital Rapids Pixel Power calrec Sony

FURTHERING ITS COMMITMENT TO NURTURING NEW STORYTELLERS, WARNER BROS. DOUBLES IMPACT IN SECOND SEASONS OF WB STORY LAB AND WB FIRST CUT WITH LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

22/06/2019

June 12, 2019

Burbank, CA - Following the successful 2018 launches of WB Story Lab and WB First Cut, Warner Bros. has wrapped the second seasons of the two in-school programs, doubling its impact this year to reach more than 3,500 students among Los Angeles middle- and high-schools. Through a partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District and nonprofits Young Storytellers and Ghetto Film School (GFS), these programs are designed to cultivate the next generation of storytellers and filmmakers by offering participating students the opportunity to gain hard and soft storytelling skills, as well as unprecedented access to the industry.

One of the pillars of our WB Good platform is to give young people the tools and space to be storytellers. After the success of our inaugural year with WB Story Lab and WB First Cut, we really wanted to grow the program and reach even more young people, said Dee Dee Myers, EVP, Worldwide Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Warner Bros. With Warner Bros.' invaluable partners at Los Angeles Unified, Young Storytellers and Ghetto Film School, we're proud to be investing in programs that create opportunities for new voices.

Since first introducing these programs last year, we are so fortunate to have had an even stronger Season Two that made a positive impact on even more of our students, said Dr. Frances Gipson, Chief Academic Officer for Los Angeles Unified. Our dedicated partners have provided teachers with an incredible opportunity to engage and inspire students to discover their own voices and talents through the power of storytelling.

WB Story Lab is designed to inspire a generation of young people to recognize the power and value of their own voices. Through a teach-the-teacher model, WB Story Lab delivers original, in-school curriculum to sixth-grade middle school students that focuses on core storytelling skills while reinforcing confidence, empathy and personal voice through self-reflection and creativity. Warner Bros.' DC lent its iconic DC Super Heroes as a tool to get students to think about heroes in their lives and their own super powers, learning key methods of storytelling through writing assignments, autobiographical comic books and oral presentations as they create their own original superhero-inspired stories. Warner Bros. hosted the program's end-of-season showcase on its Burbank lot, where a gallery of WB Story Lab students' autobiographical superheroes - ranging from Mr. Mind and The Communicator to Power Grid and Captain Helpful - was on display at a block party on Midwest Street, celebrating the hard work and dedication of more than 1,500 sixth-grade students and 26 teachers from 11 middle schools who participated this year.

WB Story Lab has given thousands of young students the confidence to truly voice their individual stories at a time in their lives when recognizing their unique voices is important, said Bill Thompson, Executive Director, Young Storytellers. It's been so rewarding to see these young people empowered to embrace their differences and share their unique stories because of their experiences with this extraordinary program.

WB First Cut provides filmmaking skills to high-school students who may not have had access and exposure to this method of creative storytelling. Both media and non-media teachers are trained by GFS's educators to participate in the in-class program, which allows teachers to choose from three versions of the curriculum: commercial/PSA, inanimate object or film noir. Featuring hands-on experience with equipment ranging from tablets to DSLR cameras, students learn the value of teamwork and storytelling while gaining fundamental filmmaking skills as they work together in groups to produce an original, dialogue-free short film by the semester's end. Warner Bros. hosted WB First Cut's end-of-season showcase with a festive pre-party on Brownstone Street to kick off the premiere screenings of student-produced films, debuting for the first time inside the Studio's famed Steven J. Ross Theater. Individuality, anti-bullying, acceptance and respect were prominent themes of the films screened that night, each of which were elected by the 23 teachers and more than 2,000 students - who produced a collective 300 films through WB First Cut this year - to represent the 16 participating high schools.

The Ghetto Film School team works with young filmmakers every day, and the WB First Cut program extends the opportunity for even more young people to express themselves creatively through filmmaking, said Stosh Mintek, CEO, Ghetto Film School. In collaboration with our partners at Warner Bros. and Los Angeles Unified, we're able to introduce these young students to a new method of storytelling, thereby nurturing the next generation of great American storytellers.

To learn more about these programs, please visit www.wbgood.com.

About Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. is a global leader in all forms of entertainment and their related businesses across all current and emerging media and platforms. A WarnerMedia Company, the fully integrated, broad-based Studio is home to one of the most successful collections of brands in the world and stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, television and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD and Blu-ray, digital distribution, animation, comic books, video games, product and brand licensing, and broadcasting.

About Los Angeles Unified School District

Second largest in the nation, the Los Angeles Unified School District enrolls more than 640,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade at nearly 1,000 schools. The boundaries spread over 720 square miles and include the mega-city of Los Angeles as well as all or parts of 31 smaller municip
LINK: http://origin-www.timewarner.com/newsroom/press-releases/2019/06/12/fu...
See more stories from timewarner

North America Stories

24/07/2019

HighSchoolOT Partners with N.C. Coaches Association to Live Stream East-West All-Star Games

HSOT's Nick Stevens & NMG's Laura Worthington represent HighSchoolOT at ...

24/07/2019

TRIPS FOR KIDS MARIN GETS KIDS PEDALING OUTSIDE

Community Jul 23, 2019 Trips for Kids Marin's mission is to provide transformative cycling experiences for underserved youth in the San Francisco Bay A...

24/07/2019

Daniel Pernikoff Joins Framestore's Chicago office as Senior Art Director

-- Framestore's Chicago office is thrilled to welcome Senior Art Director Daniel Pernikoff to the growing team. Pernikoff has worked in the visual effects...

24/07/2019

RE:Vision Effects announces added support for FilmLights Baselight, Autodesk Flame, and Blackmagic Fusion 16

-- RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plugin industry leader and makers of A...

24/07/2019

Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift Lead VMA Nominations

MTV announced the nominations for the 2019 VMAs, which happens Aug. 26. Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift have 10 nominations apiece, while Billie Eilish has nine ...

24/07/2019

Primetime Ratings: ABC Wins With Bullish Bachelorette'

ABC got the top ratings score Monday thanks to The Bachelorette. The show led ABC to a 1.3 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 7 share. In secon...

24/07/2019

Showtime Offers Premiere Episodes of Dannemora,' Black Monday,' Who is America' For Free

Showtime has released the premiere episodes of drama Escape at Dannemora, comedy...

24/07/2019

Syndication Ratings: With Summer Sports Wrapped, Syndies Get Back on Track

Syndies stabilized in their first session in weeks without strong competition from sports, including the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament and the NH...

24/07/2019

2020 Miss America' on NBC Dec. 19

The 2020 Miss America Competition will be on NBC Dec. 19, 2019. The event happens at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Fifty-one contestants will compete....

24/07/2019

New Season of Expedition Unknown' on Discovery Aug. 7

Courtesy Discovery Channel Adventurer Josh Gates hosts the new season of Expedition Unknown on Discovery Channel. The season begins Aug. 7. Gates is headed to...

24/07/2019

TCA 2019: Lifetime Sets Surviving Jeffrey Epstein' Docu-series

On the heels of its successful Surviving R. Kelly series, Lifetime has commissioned a new documentary series focusing on accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Ep...

24/07/2019

TCA 2019: Courteney Monroe: Disney+ Exposure Will Expand Nat Geo's Audience Reach

National Geographic will benefit from having original content premiere on the up...

24/07/2019

truTV Greenlights #1 Cable Comedy Series Impractical Jokers for a Ninth Season

Top-Rated Original Comedy Gets New 26-Episode Order High-res images available here: https://f.io/LNIa7qvv July 20, 2019 Los Angeles - WarnerMedia's tru...

24/07/2019

TechnipFMC Awarded a Significant Integrated EPCI (iEPCI) Contract for Neptune Energy in the North Sea...

Press release | July 22, 2019 TechnipFMC Awarded a Significant Integrated EPCI ...

24/07/2019

TechnipFMC Awarded a Major Contract for the Arctic LNG 2 Project in West Siberia

Press release | July 23, 2019 TechnipFMC Awarded a Major Contract for the Arctic LNG 2 Project in West Siberia LONDON & PARIS & HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Reg...

24/07/2019

Nielsen Leaders Share What's Coming Next for Advertising-from Cannes Lions

Once a year, the leaders from advertising agencies, global consumer brands, digital platforms and others across the media ecosystem gather in the south of Franc...

24/07/2019

Building the next version of our infrastructure

Building the next version of our infrastructure Published on Jul 22, 2019 LinkedIn Corporate Communications Team Share LinkedIn Facebook Twitter ...

23/07/2019

Live From The Open Championship: NBC Golf Team's Refined Workflows Make a Difference

Live From The Open Championship: NBC Golf Team's Refined Workflows Make a Di...

23/07/2019

Twitter Releases Video-Clipping Tool LiveCut. What Does It Mean for Sports-Video Pros?

Twitter Releases Video-Clipping Tool LiveCut. What Does It Mean for Sports-Video...

23/07/2019

With the Acquisition of Ooyala Flex Media Platform, Dalet Enters the Digital Distribution Space

With the Acquisition of Ooyala Flex Media Platform, Dalet Enters the Digital Dis...

23/07/2019

BBC Sport Captures Open Championship Highlights from the Biggest Sporting Event Ever in Northern Ireland

Live from The Open: BBC Sport captures highlights from the biggest sporting even...

23/07/2019

European Tour Productions Hits Its Stride at the Open Championship

Live from The Open: European Tour Productions hits its stride at Royal Portrush By Fergal Ringrose, Editorial Director, Europe Monday, July 22, 2019 - 12:36 ...

23/07/2019

Broadcast RF Supports Sky Sports at the Open Championship With On-Course Coverage

Live from The Open: Broadcast RF in close support as Sky pres heads onto the gol...

23/07/2019

NASCAR, NBC, and iRacing Team Up on Esports With eNASCAR telecasts on NBCSN

NASCAR, NBC, and iRacing Team Up on Esports With eNASCAR telecasts on NBCSN Thursday's edition of NASCAR America will be the first of four episodes to featu...

23/07/2019

Gordon Smith Speech at Media Institute Communications Forum Luncheon

Gordon Smith Speech at Media Institute Communications Forum Luncheon WASHINGTON, D.C. -- NNAB President & CEO Gordon Smith was the featured speaker at The Medi...

23/07/2019

Radio Show to Explore the Podcast Revolution

Radio Show to Explore the Podcast Revolution --Session to focus on how-to strategies for broadcasters charting the course in today's podcast boom -- Car...

23/07/2019

Zardonic Makes His Best Ever Investment - a Pair of PMC result6 Monitors

Drum & Bass legend Zardonic otherwise known as audio engineer Federico greda lvarez has bought a pair of PMC result6 nearfield monitors for his own studio...

23/07/2019

Megahertz to Showcase One-of-a-Kind, All-IP OB Truck at IBC 2019

Megahertz Ltd, the trusted partner for systems integration with years of experience in delivering cost effective, imaginative designs and solutions for fixed an...

23/07/2019

Embrionix Products at IBC2019

Embrionix Product Preview, IBC2019, Sept. 13-17, 2019, Stand 8.B37 Embrionix will feature its range of software-defined (SMPTE ST 2110) IP conversion and proce...

23/07/2019

Speedcast and In Aria Networks Join Forces with Telespazio on Large-Scale, High-Capacity Video Services

Speedcast, the world s largest provider of remote communications and IT services...

23/07/2019

Broadpeak Business Growth Accelerates in the Middle East, Leading to New Office Opening in Dubai

Broadpeak a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video stream...

23/07/2019

LTN Global Enters Agreement to Acquire Crystal

LTN Global, the global leader in broadcast-quality IP video transport solutions, has entered into an agreement to acquire Crystal, a provider of software that ...

23/07/2019

SMPTE Accepting Technical Manuscripts for Publication Consideration in SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal

SMPTE , the organization that is defining the future of storytelling, is seeking...

23/07/2019

NEP deploys multiple Calrec consoles and routing technology for premium audio at Wimbledon 2019

Viewers around the world enjoyed premium quality audio while watching Wimbledon ...

23/07/2019

Insight TV, 4K UHD Producer and Channel Provider, Partners with Monster Energy for Jndia, The Fast Life

Insight TV, the world's leading broadcaster and producer of native 4K UHD ad...

23/07/2019

Switch Media Launches Sophisticated Encoding Tool Watcha for its Powerful MediaHQ Product Suite

Switch Media, a world leader in online video technology has launched Watcha, a k...

23/07/2019

Hiroshi Kajita to head up Sony Media Solutions business

Sony has appointed Hiroshi Kajita as its new Head of Media Solutions. He joined Sony in 1985 and has extensive experience working with media organisations, part...

23/07/2019

The Rebel Fleet adopts Quantum Storage for post-production in challenging remote film environments

Quantum today announced that The Rebel Fleet has deployed a Quantum StorNext sto...

23/07/2019

MultiDyne Appoints Kevin Dowd as Director of Business Development for APAC Region

MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions continues to build on its aggressive global expa...

23/07/2019

Brightline Now Shipping cMe2 Compact Huddle Room Light

Brightline, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting systems, today announced its new cMe2 huddle room light is shipping. The compact fixture deliver...

23/07/2019

Ross Video Releases XPression Graphics V9.0

Ottawa, Canada, July 23rd 2019 - Ross Video is proud to announce the official release of version 9 of the XPression real-time motion graphics platform, which in...

23/07/2019

The Dragon in the Room

The finale season of Game of Thrones called for a fittingly giant visual scope. From scale of action to visual effects count, the closing six-episode arc brough...

23/07/2019

Undersea Brings Room-Scale Spatial Computing to SIGGRAPH

LOS ANEGLES (SIGGRAPH 2019) - Magic Leap is premiering an all-new Spatial Computing experience for Magic Leap One, Undersea, at SIGGRAPH 2019 in Los Angeles. ...

23/07/2019

Netflix Grabs Rickie Fowler's Navajo Basketball Docu-Series

Netflix has picked up basketball docu-series Basketball Or Nothing, about a Navajo Nation boys high school team, from PGA star Rickie Fowler. The series, with s...

23/07/2019

SMPTE Accepting Technical Manuscripts for Publication Consideration in SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal

-- strong>SMPTE , the organization that is defining the future of storytelling...

23/07/2019

Telestream Announces Completed Integration of Tektronix Video

-- Telestream , a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced that the combination of Telestream and Tektronix's video t...

23/07/2019

Ikegami to demonstrate HQLM-3125X 4K-UHD master monitor and HDR option for HLM-60 series at IBC

-- Ikegamis recently released HQLM-3125X is a 31 inch 4K-UHD master-grade moni...

23/07/2019

Boris FX Showcases New Tools Accelerated for Compositing, Visual Effects, and Motion Graphics at SIGGRAPH 2019, Booth #1011

-- The award-winning team at Boris FX will demo the newest versions of flagshi...