Los Angeles Business Journal

Warner Bros. Starts L.A. Media Accelerator

By Natalie Jarvey Thursday, February 14, 2013

Los Angeles can add another name to its growing list of accelerators.

Warner Bros. Entertainment announced Wednesday that it is starting an L.A. branch of Time Warner’s entertainment-focused accelerator, Media Camp Academy.

The 12-week program, which begins this spring in Burbank, will admit companies developing technologies or products for the media and entertainment industries.

Media Camp follows the basic accelerator model. Participants receive up to $20,000 in funding in addition to mentorship and access to entertainment executives. But unlike other startup accelerators, it does not provide office space to its companies.

Turner Broadcasting launched Media Camp in 2012 in San Francisco. Six Bay Area companies graduated from that first class of startups. They include a mobile gaming company, an online video aggregator and a video platform for live events.

Turner will continue to run the San Francisco branch of the accelerator while Warner Bros. operates the L.A. branch.