Published On : 2012-08-01 11:39:14.0
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Nagarjuna launches International school of Films & Media
Daggubatis began a film school in Hyderabad, it is the Akkinenis turn
now. Earlier today, the entire Akkineni family came together for the
launch of International School of Film & Media at Annapurna Studios,
that has come up here at Annapurna Studios, is said to be the only
private, non-profit film and media institute in India and aims to
provide world-class education to aspiring students and offer highly
trained talent to the media industry.
Nagarjuna announced the launch of the institute at a news conference.
With a 22acre campus and plans to build another 100,000 sq ft training
and class rooms, it is claimed to be the largest film school in Asia.
ISFM will offer
short, vocational and full-fledged degree courses on 24 trades like
acting, filmmaking, direction, NGO corporate film production, music
video production, film appreciation, script lab, presentation skills and
pitching, digital photography and dance.
The admissions open on July 1 while the classes will begin in September this year.
When fully functional, the institute will have 500 students in short courses and an equal number in degree courses.
Noting that his
grand children have also become actors or associated with the film
industry, the legendary actor said since they got money and fame because
of the industry they want to give something back to films.
who turned nostalgic, recalled that he could not study beyond fourth
standard due to poverty. The actor, who has spent 70 years in films,
joined theatre in 1936 when he was nine and has so far worked in 254
films. He said in the absence of any education and training he struggled
hard to learn everything.
Pointing out that the industry is suffering due to lack of skills, he said it was not good for its development.
is also managing director of Annapurna Studios, said whatever money the
institute would earn will be ploughed back for its development. It would
have tie-up with production and media houses to meet their requirement
of skilled manpower.
Institute CEO Kurt Inderbitzin said it would have accreditation with world-class institutions and universities.
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