According to an official release on July 4, Chennai-based L V Prasad Film & TV Academy, one of the leading institutions in the field of media and entertainment education, would be launching its campus in Thiruvananthapuram by September this year.
The new campus is being launched to provide opportunities for the talented and committed youth of the state to develop new skills and build a career in the film industry, said the group’s managing director Ramesh Prasad.
Malayalam films have always been highly appreciated and holds a high place in Indian cinema, he said.
A two-year full-time postgraduate diploma programme in film direction and cinematography will be offered at the campus initially and courses in Editing and Sound design, besides more new courses would be launched in the subsequent academic years.
Prasad said there would be associations with some foreign universities and experienced persons would come and take classes for students.
The students would also be encouraged to make documentary films as part of their curriculum and they would be encouraged to absorb all aspects of filmmaking in the first year so that they get to understand the true meaning of cinema as a collaborative effort.
The academy has received in principle acceptance from some of the biggest names in Indian cinema to join its Academic council and Advisory Board. It was in the process of appointing faculty for the Thiruvananthapuram campus including many renowned personalities from the industry.
The Prasad Group, with over six decades of experience is one of the biggest players in Asia providing end-to-end production solutions. Prasad has delivered solutions for over 15,000 films across the world and also digitises content for leading television channels and has digitally restored over 300 Hollywood classics.Posted in States