BAG Films, Missouri School of Journalism to launch media institute

MUMBAI: Production house B. A. G. Films in collaboration with Missouri School of Journalism, USA, has announced the launch of iSOMES -- International School of Media & Entertainment Studies. The institute will be based in Noida.

The institute will offer short and long duration courses in media and entertainment including production, direction, editing, graphics & special effects, scripting & dialogue, acting, among others.


The effort is to harness the latent talent in the country in the field of TV Production, Broadcast Journalism and Media Management. The institute is starting with the formal procedures of admission on 7 July 2004 and the courses commence from August 2004, said an official release.

The senior faculty of the Journalism School will guide iSOMES courses and teaching methodology. Prof. Phill Brooks and Prof. Roger Gafke from Missouri School of Journalism are part of the International Advisory Board of iSOMES. 

Eminent personalities like Reliance International School chairman and a social worker Neeta Ambani, Reliance Entertainment chairman Amit Khanna, FICCI secretary general Amit Mitra, NDTV managing editor Rajdeep Sardesai, and Observer Research Foundation chairman R.K. Mishra are a part of the internationally Advisory Board of iSOMES.

"Today's youth is aware and conscious of the career opportunities available. Communications as an industry is growing fast and offers ample options for a successful career. iSOMES, with its excellent faculty and the latest in the industry caters to the ambitious and talented youth," iSOMES director Nalin Kohli is quoted as saying in the release.

."BAG Films has come up with iSOMES keeping in mind the expertise that the organization has to offer. Quality education needs to be combined with practical training for a successful career. This has been the focus behind launching iSOMES", said BAG Films managing director Anurradha Prasad.

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