MUMBAI: The Hyderabad-based Annapurna Studios promoted not-for-profit institute, International School of Films and Media, will start film production this year to give its students hands-on experience.
“We are planning to make at least two films a year. They will be full-fledged commercial films. Our faculty, students and some other stakeholders will take care of all aspects in producing these films,” observed Annapurna Studios’ chief executive officer Kurt Inderbitzin.
The maiden film by the institute will have Nagarjuna in the lead role.
“Perhaps this is the only film institute in the country with a full-fledged functional studio supporting it. This runs on the model of a college-hospital," Kurt said.
The institute is planning to offer a four-year degree course in film and television production and acting . "We are in talks with a university to support us in certification. We have announced admission schedule and course will begin in July," the CEO averred.
Quoting a study, Inderbitzin said that Indian media and entertainment industry would have three million jobs in the next 10 years.