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Richard E. Grant launches British Airways script competition

British Airways have launched a competition to find a scriptwriter for an exclusive short film project to be shown during the 2012 Olympics.

Actor/Writer/Director Richard E. Grant is on board as a mentor for the project, which will screen on all British Airways flights into London in the run up to the games.

The challenge is to write an original script for a short film that takes inspiration from the Olympic & Paralympic Games, and the changes it will bring about in people's lives.

Speak at the launch, Grant said; “This is a massive and unique opportunity to create a piece of film that will be seen by literally millions of people.

"I’m looking forward to discovering and working with a true talent to bring their idea to life.”

The winning candidate will receive one-on-one mentoring with Richard throughout the campaign, as well as financial support from the airline.

Applicants are encouraged to support their entries with blogs, images and videos. Entries will be judged by Grant and a panel of BAFTA judges.

The competition runs until July 27 2011. For more details and full terms and conditions visit the British Airways Great Britons website;