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Call for Submissions: 4th Edition of THU’s Talent League

Trojan Horse was a Unicorn’s free 12-week program provides mentorships, support and a platform to promote a new generation of talent; application deadline is July 8.

Trojan Horse Was a Unicorn (THU) is accepting submissions for the fourth edition of Talent League, a program that seeks and supports a new generation of talent. Co-organized by Chaos Group, the free 12-week program provides mentorships and guidance by industry professionals. Eligible participants, between the ages of 18 and 35, can submit ideas individually or as a team (up to three members). The application deadline is July 8.

Confirmed program mentors include Oscar-nominated producer and animation industry consultant Jinko Gotoh; 25-year VFX and animation veteran and digital artist Dylan Sisson; Akili Interactive co-founder and CCO Matt Omernick; previous LucasArts/Lucasfilm executive art director and independent creative consultant & media executive Rafi Nizam; and writer, director and creative producer, former DreamWorks Animation Shanghai head of creative management and Rhythm & Hues Asia executive director Saraswathi Vani Balgam.

This year’s league will include physical events with THU hosting worldwide regional finals. The jury will select five teams from each region, with 50 teams getting access to eight weeks of mentorship sessions in preparation for the regional finals. At these one-day events, each region’s teams will present a pitch at their respective local event with one final team from each region selected for an additional four weeks of mentorships and free tickets to Creators Circle, THU’s creative entrepreneurship event. Additionally, the big winner gets all expenses paid for the event.

“There are not many opportunities out there that really take the time and effort to provide knowledge and guidance,” said THU co-founder and CEO André Luis. “This is for every young person who has an idea they would like to put into the world but doesn’t have the tools, the support system or the connections industry people and potential investors. The idea can be anything, as long as it’s related to digital entertainment. We know there are many people out there with great ideas, but are not sure how to take them further, or are too shy to share them, but now is the time to make them real with the right guidance.”

Additional information about the Talent League and how to submit is available here.

Source: THU

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.