Ryan Coogler has a big reason to celebrate this morning. The Creed director has just been named the first Warner Bros. Creative Talent Ambassador in the U.K. as the movie studio’s Creative Talent program enters its third season. The program will support UK talent with scholarships, mentoring, apprenticeships, training and work placements.
It’s a big moment for the former Time Warner Foundation Fellow, who received support from the studio to develop his first feature, Fruitvale Station. The award-winning director said, “Having experienced firsthand the support and impact of programs similar to Warner Bros. Creative Talent, it is fantastic to know that passionate young people of all backgrounds are being given the chance to follow their dreams here in the U.K. This can be a tough industry and so we need to do what we can to bring talented young people into it.”
This is an amazing opportunity for up-and-coming talent and a great achievement for Coogler, whose critically-acclaimed Creed was the most buzzed about film of the year. Great work, Ryan!