Del-York Academy Trains New Nollywood Stars

•Linus Idahosa

•Linus Idahosa

Funsho Arogundade

The Del-York Creative Academy is set to produce new talents with fresh ideas and innovative concepts in the movie industry with the hosting of its 2014 hands-on intensive film making workshop tagged: Film Made In Nigeria.

The programme which holds at Digital Bridge Institute, Lagos, in partnership with the New York Film Academy, will feature an array of intensive hands-on courses including producing, directing, acting, digital film making and set designs.

•Linus Idahosa
•Linus Idahosa

The participants will also be taken through script writing, costume design and make-up, 3D animation, broadcast journalism, cinematography, editing, graphics and special effects.

The programme is powered by Project ACT Capacity Building Fund, a programme under the Ministry of Finance, spearheaded by Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala to support skills acquisition along the entire value chain of the Nigerian Entertainment Industry.

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Linus Idahosa, CEO, Del-York International and husband of Nollywood star, Stephanie Okereke, said his academy is hoping to improve the skill set and creative capacity of film makers and broadcast journalists in Nigeria, projecting the talent of Africa and changing the idea of capacity building.

“With a penchant for quality training, the academy  has engaged trainers from Los Angeles and New York who have since arrived Lagos and are excited and ready to impact the students and expose them to high-tech equipment and methods that will make them equal contenders with their international counterparts,” said  Idahosa.

In the last three years, in partnership with the New York Film Academy, Del-York Academy has trained over 650 aspiring and professional filmmakers.

P.M.NEWS Showbiz Trends learnt that select members from the Directors Guild of Nigeria, The Nigerian Society of Editors, Creative Designers Guild of Nigeria, Screenwriters Guild of Nigeria, Nigerian Society of Cinematography, Actors Guild of Nigeria and the Association of  Movie Producers (AMP) will enjoy top class training from tutors of the Del-York Creative Academy.