Leading female film maker, Emem Isong, last Monday, June 7, opened the doors of her pet-project, Royal Arts Academy for business to boost the movie industry.
Emem, speaking atÂ theopening ceremony, said it was established to provide conducive environment for training young Nigerians in of filmmaking.
According to the producer,Â the Academy will contribute to the transformation, development and growth of NigerianÂ and African movie industry, by offering first class training to students who would go on to produce excellent films that would place Nollywood at a par with the international community.
The Academy, she said, offers qualitative courses in the various aspects of the film industry with emphasis on script writing, acting, directing, dance and childrenâ€™s theatre,
The centre is based in the Surulere, Lagos, the academy. According to Emem, a Theatre Arts graduate of the University of Calabar,Â it had become necessary to improve and develop skills in order to meet the international standards of film making.
â€œAt Royal Arts Academy, we are committed to enabling all our students to profit from a culture of learning and aligning with our teaching ethos. We also aim to support students so that they can achieve their full academic potentials, while also equipping them for the demands of continuous learning and self-reliance. We want learning at Royal Arts Academy to be challenging, rewarding and fun,â€ Isong explained.
At the end of every session, the academy, she said, will produce a movie/soap opera/series written by the screen writers class, using actors from the acting class and directed by the best directing students with supervising professionals.
It will also act as artiste manager, casting agency for other production houses, script and production consultants.
Actress Monalisa Chinda as well as Anietie Isong, and Uduaka Oguamanam form the management team of the academy.