Sky LogoSky 1 is on a talent search with the Launching People project.

In a partnership with Samsung Sky 1 is looking for people with a passion for food, film, music and photography to offer them the opportunity of a lifetime.

The Launching People project will see pop-up chef and Sunday Times cook Gizzi Erskine, award-winning actor and producer Idris Elba, singer-songwriter Paloma Faith and portrait and fashion photographer Rankin, search for undiscovered British and Irish talent.

They will act as mentors as they help food lovers, budding film makers, musical game changers and picture takers launch their brilliant ideas. The mentors, together with Samsung will be looking to find people with extraordinary potential and original ideas.

The chosen candidates will work with one of the four inspirational mentors to collaborate on a unique project. Their journey, from meeting the mentors to the launch of their project, will be seen on Sky 1 in a documentary series to air later this year.

If you think you could be one of the new talent Sky is looking for  then pitch your project via www.launchingpeople.co.uk between now and Thursday 6 March 2014.

Here at Sky 1 we’re very proud of our big hearted, energetic shows for the whole family. Launching People is another of those great shows. And, this spring Sky customers will be lucky enough to watch the most fascinating brains in the business, nurture and develop the skills of some of the UK and Ireland’s most exciting untapped talents. We’re delighted to be working with the world class mentors, Fresh One and Samsung to deliver this exciting series for Sky 1 HD. –¬†Deborah Sargeant, commissioning editor for Sky

Those successful to appear in the series will be announced on Friday 7th March.

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