WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT EXPANDS
TURNER BROADCASTING’S SUCCESSFUL MEDIA CAMP ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
PROVIDES FINANCIAL INCENTIVES TO EARLY STAGE COMPANIES CREATING DISTRUPTIVE ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGIES AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH STUDIO EXECUTIVES
APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE FOR INTERESTED COMPANIES
BURBANK, CALIF., February 13, 2013 – Warner Bros. Entertainment today announced the expansion of Turner Broadcasting’s successful Media Camp accelerator program. The new Media Camp Academy in Los Angeles will give early stage companies creating disruptive innovations an opportunity to work alongside Warner Bros. executives to gain valuable insight into the Studio’s business, and develop next-generation technologies and products for the entertainment industry. Companies worldwide who are selected to participate will receive 12 weeks of mentorship, guided insights and access to executives, and financial incentives.
Launched in 2012 by Turner Broadcasting’s Emerging Technology Group, Media Camp enabled six selected startups, Chute, Matcha, Showbucks, Socialize, SocialSamba and Switchcam, to work closely with executives across Turner brands including CNN, TNT, HLN, Cartoon Network and TBS.
Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank will host their first Academy this spring with a series of networking events planned across Los Angeles. Turner will continue into its second year this summer in San Francisco. To be considered for either class, startups can apply at www.mediacamp.com/apply.
About Warner Bros. Entertainment
Warner Bros. Entertainment is a global leader in all forms of entertainment and their related businesses across all current and emerging media and platforms. A Time Warner 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 Blu-ray and DVD, digital distribution, animation, comic books, video games, product and brand licensing and broadcasting.
About Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., CNN International, CNN.com and HLN; TBS, TNT, truTV and Turner Classic Movies; Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Adult Swim; and Turner Sports.
About Media Camp
Media Camp, a Turner/Warner Bros. initiative, is a comprehensive accelerator program that educates entrepreneurs and enables them to build innovative media businesses. Key features of Media Camp include presentations and workshops focused on media technology, formal mentorship from media industry experts, community events and knowledge sharing, as well as direct investments including partnerships and vendor relationships. For more information, visit www.mediacamp.com and follow us at www.twitter.com/themediacamp.