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WHAT IS the U+ PROJECT •
We are a free initiative, empowering young people to turn their talents into enterprise.
We help make creative dreams a reality.
We make changes to young people’s lives by giving them access to opportunities and experience to build their CV’s and showreels.
We are committed to building the conﬁdence and skills of our young people, by providing them with a platform to enhance and accelerate their talents.
The U+ Project is made up of the: ‘U+’ talent platform, ‘BB Productions’ talent enhancer and ‘Raw Talent’ talent accelerator.
DREAM: We help young talent gain the skills and ability to achieve their creative dreams.
DISCOVER: We provide opportunities for young people to discover and
enhance their talents. CREATE: We encourage young talent to be creative and showcase their creations.
INSPIRE: We motivate and inspire young people to turn their dreams into a reality.
s U h t i W g n i k r Wo …a few of the companies who are already helping us launch young talent into crea6ve careers!
U+: IN ACTION! We have already helped young people get into creative industries: “ I wanted to be a presenter, U+ got me on set to interview Kate Hudson, it was amazing!” – Isabella
Professionals are recognising the power of U+ “Be inspired by U+. Go ahead fulﬁl your dreams. Stay focused and believe in yourself.” – Kierston Warering (BriBsh Actress)
BB PRODUCTIONS OUR memberS fill their cv’s and showreels with U+ production EXPERIENCES. Just 3 of our new productions, Coming soon: “The Red Line” – shooting November. • 2 minute animation and live action short ﬁlm. “Papillion” – in development with AW Broadcast. • 10 minute B&W short ﬁlm to be shot on the Red Epic. “As luck would have it” – looking for a Sponsorship partner. • 10 minute Rom Com live action short ﬁlm.
U+ PROJECTS WE INTERACT WITH KEY PARTNERS to give young people Once in a life time opportunities. THIS IS WHAT’S GOING ON RIGHT NOW! • • • • • •
Lau+nch Event Co-‐producers of the ‘365 series’ The ScoP ExpediBon Children in Need NaBonal Geographic Kids ScarleP Thread ProducBons
The ‘365 Series’, in association with Free The Children/WE Day A video series by Ayrton Cable, based on Michael Norton’s word-of-mouth best seller, to inspire and inform young people around the world to support them in truly making a diﬀerence.
‘365’ has been co-created by 10 year old, Aryton Cable • •
At 8 yrs old, Aryton interviewed homeless people on the streets of London. At 9yrs old, he premiered his campaign ﬁlm to change the law on factory farming “How was this Animal Kept?” addressed MPs at the Houses of Parliament, and led a national campaign in partnership with four highly respected NGOs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6XbMgJzyTI Ayrton’s photographic journalism, to help stop conﬂict minerals in the Congo, has been recognized by Amnesty International:
‘365 Series’ Partners •
‘Free the Children’/WE Day. ‘Free the Children’ is the world’s largest youth led organizaBon, co-‐founded by Craig Kielburger at the age of 12. By the Bme he was 24, he and the organizaBon had been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 3 Bmes.
Unilever, in support of the School Meals and World Food Programme.
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Writer J.B. Miller, whose credits include ‘The Satanic Nurses’ h9p://www.amazon.co.uk/The-‐Satanic-‐Nurses-‐Literary-‐Parodies/dp/0312305443 And ‘Acme Climate AcBon’, co-‐wriPen with Josh Blackburn: h9p://www.amazon.co.uk/ACME-‐Climate-‐Ac6on-‐Provokateur/dp/0007274750
Comic, Writer and Producer Barry Castagnola hPp://www.barrycastagnola.com
Film Maker Alejandro Sesma hPp://www.alexsesma.com
‘365 Series’ EVENTS •
6th March: World Book Day – Premiering Episode on “Books that Change the World” at a major Unilever sponsored event
7th March: WE Day London. A trailer of the 365 series screened at Wembley Arena to 10,000 young people, alongside Al Gore, Richard Branson and others in the stadium, and 50,000 online. http://www.weday.com/we-day-events/we-day-cities/we-day-uk/
8th March: International School Meals Day – Premiering Episode on “The Amazing Power of School Meals” at an international conference, in partnership with the World Food Programme and Unilever.
The Scott Expedition Polar explorers Ben Saunders and Tarka L'Herpiniere, hope to complete Captain Scott's ill-fated 1910/12 expedition, taking them on an unsupported 1,800-mile return journey from the edge of Antarctica to the South.
U+ and Ben Saunders Each competition will be publicised and followed by Ben Saunders’ PR Team: • •
Weekly Vlog competitions following the expeditions progress. http://uplusproject.com/info-pin-board/80/competition-title-expedition-vlog
Journalist competitions to be published in the U+ Magazine.
Comical Captions competition.
Children In Need – South Pole Stroll The U+ Team are going to match the 1,800 miles which Ben Saunders and Tarka L'Herpiniere will be walking in the South Pole! We want to show our members that supporting all causes is essential, and we encourage them to get involved. We will be recruiting as many people to help as possible to raise as much money as possible, and walking the last mile to the BBC Studios on Children In Need day. Our Just Giving Page is: h9p://www.justgiving.com/south-‐pole-‐stroll/
National Geographic Kids • U+ have partnered with National Geographic Kids to oﬀer our members a day in the life of a Journalist – one of the many ‘Opportunities’ we oﬀer our U+ Members. • National Geographic Kids also support Ben Saunders’ Scott Expedition and will be promoting the U+ competitions online and in their magazine.
SCARLET THREAD PRODUCTIONS • • • • •
At the end of November we are shooting the live-action sequences to the Scarlett Thread Productions animation. Edited by our Team Member Phillip O’Connor. Produced by our Team Member Charlotte Pepperell. U+ Members will be extras in the ﬁlming. U+ Members will shadow the professional crew, learning on the job, gaining experiences to add to the CVs and showreels.
LAU+NCH is our annual event that enables young people to showcase, enhance and accelerate their talents.
LAU+NCH’s aim is to empower young talent by encouraging them to dream, discover, create and be inspired
LAU+NCH 2013 is taking place on: 22nd November.
We are working with Global Entrepreneurship Week, and have been idenBﬁed as one of the top 5 High Impact Events of the week, and with the Children’s Commissioner’s as part of NaBonal Take Over Day.
KEY SPEAKERS FOR THE DAY Key speakers & guests include: • • • • • • • •
Doug Richards (Creative Start-Ups & Dragon’s Den) Lorraine Allman (Enterprising Child) Abi Griﬃths (TV Sports Presenter) Ric Salmon (Harvest Entertainment, representing Seal, Morrissey, Joss Stone & Michael Bolton) Natalie Duncan (singer, Universal Entertainment) Michael Benjamin (Sales Director, Ugg) Shahina Johnson (Arts Awards) Sep Dashti (Breakdancer)
H C N + U A L Get Involved at one of our LAU+NCH spaces and help us to empower young talent!
LAU+NCH: Your exposure By being a part of ‘The U+ Project’ your company will be exposed to: •
The Schools and Colleges directly invited by U+: – – –
Your company Branding on all promotional materials Branding will be promoted to Boo Bod’s Network of creative talent Your branding will feature on our Website and our Social Media channels
The companies involved in the Children's Commissioner’s Take Over Day – http://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/takeover_day
The companies who are involved with Global Entrepreneurship Week – http://www.gew.org.uk/
LAU+NCH: Your Involvement By being a part of the U+ Project, you will be helping us to empower young talent. We want to invite you to help us educate and inspire young people. How you can get involved… • • • • • •
You can be stationed at one of our unique Launch Areas i.e. Panel member or speaker. Your company can sponsor a Launch Area. Your company can sponsor our ‘Hu+b.’ Sponsor a creative opportunity inside our ‘Hu+b.’ Sponsor our U+ competition. Scout talented young creatives.
The EVENT +
Six launch stations – L.A.U .N.C.H. Areas dedicated to running the event with the Hu+B (“H” of Lau+nch), in the centre.
MORNING: AFTERNOON: EVENING:
10:00 - 13:30 - 3 hours 14:00 - 17:30 - 3 hours 18:30 - 20:30 Informal Networking Event/ Showcase of creative work by young talent.
H C N + U A L … S N O I T A ST
LAU+NCH: Limitless What Happens? • •
An area of creative interaction – where aspirations have no limits… We encourage young talent to express their creativity, their dreams and aspirations.
How you can get involved… • •
Sponsor: Your branding at this station. Talent Scout: Find the hottest new talent.
LAU+NCH: ACCESSABILITY What Happens? • • •
An interactive experience provided by professionals. How to be a… Director, presenter, runner, photographer. We provide hands on experience of roles on a live set.
How you can get involved… • •
Teach: Advising young talent on how to progress into creative careers. Sponsor: Your branding at this station.
LAU+NCH: U+ Pitch, we Produce What Happens? • • •
Young Talent pitch their ideas for a production… the winning idea will be created by the U+ team. Up to £500 will be awarded to produce the winning pitch. This station is ‘time slotted’ who will pitch on the day is decided by the competition launched in schools.
How you can get involved… • • •
Judge: Be a panel member and help realise a young persons creative project. Discover: Find young people who are interested in working in your industry. We welcome Talent Scouts from any industry. Sponsor: The production of the winning pitch (£500).
LAU+NCH: Nurture What Happens? • •
We nurture young talent. In this station young people have the opportunity to showcase their talents at our open mic. This station will be ‘time slotted,’ participants will be able to sign up for a slot on the day to perform!
How you can get involved… •
Perform: As an illustration to the young people we welcome professionals to perform.
Discover: Scout young talent Sponsor: Your branding at this station
LAU+NCH: COMMUNICATE What Happens? • • •
Young people can speak to other enterprising children and see examples of their creative talents. A space for young talent to gain professional industry insight through relaxed interaction with inspirational ﬁgures. A chance to Network.
How you can get involved… •
Sponsor: Your branding at this station.
LAU+NCH: HU+B What Happens? • •
Our innovative space where we will launch hands-on experiences for young people. We will be showcasing exciting opportunities for young people to get involved with including Master Classes and other experiences, opportunities and competitions the U+ Project provides. The Hu+b is a space for young talent to gain professional industry insight through relaxed interaction with inspirational ﬁgures.
How you can get involved… • • •
Provide: Oﬀer a creative opportunity or experience. Sponsor: Competition Prizes/Master classes. Inspire: Talk to our young people about your profession
FU+TURE OF U+ •
Revolutionizing Education: Making real-life opportunities accessible. We aim to have as many projects running, simultaneously, within the education system.
A scholarship fund and internship program for young creatives.
A pledge of donating 5% of gross proﬁts to the charities ‘Kids Company’ and ‘Sense’.
U+ Radio and TV – all content produced by our members.
U+ Pitch, We Produce - young people pitching their own projects..
U+ are expanding into America in January 2014 and will be taking the U+ Project Initiative with us.
HELP US TO EMPOWER YOUNG TALENT….