Adrian Bliss and Tom “TomSka” Ridgewell have been selected for the Sundance Institute’s 2017 YouTube Creators Intensive programme.
It will begin at the 2017 Sundance Feature Film Festival, one of the largest of its kind in the world. Creators will then take part in a three-day workshop at the YouTube Space in LA.
Collaborating with some of Hollywood’s top writers and showrunners, participants are given the opportunity to develop new series and films. They are also eligible for a first-look deal with YouTube Red Originals.
YouTube is the official sponsor of the Sundance Festival’s Shorts Program for the fifth consecutive year. In 2016, they launched two new partnership initiatives with the Sundance Institute: the YouTube Creators Intensive and the New Voices Lab.
YouTube’s Chief Marketing Officer Danielle Tiedt said: “We’ve always felt aligned to the goals of the Sundance Film Festival because, at its core, both the Festival and YouTube celebrate the independent creator.”