Vancouver, B.C., October 17, 2021 – Warner Bros. Discovery’s Access Canada team is renewing their support of the Doers and Dreamers digital arts scholarship for a second year. Through this sponsorship, five selected participants will be granted full-time tuition scholarships to attend Think Tank Online’s 64-week signature program starting February 6, 2023. The Doers and Dreamers Digital Arts Scholarship is a talent development initiative focused on Canadian artists from underrepresented communities in Canada, including members of Indigenous, Black, and racialized groups, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ2+ communities.
The program, CG Asset Creation for Film or Games, is designed to teach students how to layer essential technical skills with original artistic ideas, master real-world software, and develop an industry-ready portfolio. Highly personalized, hands-on, and entirely online, this program helps young artists gain the crucial skills and connections needed to launch a rewarding career in the entertainment industry.
Building off the success of Doers and Dreamers 2022
“Having just completed their final project for Term 1, the finalists from last year’s scholarship are well on their way to elevating their art and making an impact on the creative industry. They’ve all shown incredible dedication and perseverance, as well as adaptability to the rigours that come with full-time education.” says Think Tank Co-founder Scott Thompson, adding, “By re-partnering with WBD Access Canada, we can once again extend this opportunity to those who have been historically underrepresented throughout Canada. It’s our goal that through such initiatives, we can help foster a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse industry that empowers artists of all backgrounds and identities. We look forward to what will surely be another excellent round of Doers and Dreamers applications for 2023.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Think Tank on this successful career building initiative for a second year. Learning and creating in a safe and inclusive environment that breaks down systemic barriers is what our work is all about”, says Executive Director of Warner Bros. Discovery’s Access Canada team, Melanie Nepinak Hadley.
Doers and Dreamers 2022 artwork
The five participants of Doers and Dreamers ‘23 will receive a full-time tuition scholarship for Think Tank’s signature online program, CG Asset Creation for Film or Games. Guided by supervisors and mentors who themselves are industry pros, students will take part in live tutorials, collaborative sessions, and pre-recorded lessons via Think Tank’s interactive teaching platform, Portal.
• Application window runs from October 31st at 9:00 am to November 30th at 8:59 pm (EST)
• Finalists receive a full-time scholarship to Think Tank’s Online
• Five applicants selected as finalists
• Scholarship DOES NOT include living expenses and hardware expenses
• All software provided by Think Tank
For information on applying to Doers and Dreamers ‘23, click here.
About Warner Bros. Discovery Access Canada
Formerly WarnerMedia Access Canada, Warner Bros. Discovery Access Canada elevates, activates, and connects Canadian talent from communities that have been historically marginalized with global opportunities and global audiences. This suite of above- and below-the-line initiatives builds on Warner Bros. Discovery’s relationships with creators, craftspeople and technicians of all genders and abilities from communities, including Indigenous, Black, and racialized groups, people with disabilities, and members of LGBTQ2+ and Francophone minority communities. WBD Access Canada values the undervalued and celebrates the underrepresented — all to bring the best and most promising talent in Canada to the world.
For more information on Warner Bros Discovery Access, visit https://www.warner-access.com/
About Warner Bros. Discovery
Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film, and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products, including Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, CNN+, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, WB Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.
About Think Tank
Founded in 2005, Think Tank is a VFX, game art, asset creation, and animation school empowering the next generation of creators. Based in North Vancouver at its state-of-the-art campus, Think Tank also serves its global community through a proprietary teaching platform, Portal. Ranked in 2021 as the #1 School in Canada by the prestigious website ‘The Rookies’, as well as 2nd in Game Design, 3rd in Visual Effects, and 3rd in 3D Animation worldwide, Think Tank continues to provide students with a high-end education, along with the ability to establish rewarding careers in the TV, Film, and Games industries.
To learn more about the Think Tank Training Centre, visit www.tttc.ca.
Corey Abell | Communications Manager
Warner Bros. Discovery
Carmen Davenporte-McNeal | Director of Communications