If the talent of the youngsters entering the Telugu film field these days is
any indication, then you really don't need much. A few contacts, especially with
the Almighty, are all that seem necessary. Yet, if you have Rs. 15,000 and 60
days to spare, here's a place that you can satiate your artistic urges at.
The Department of Culture, the A P State Film, Television and Theater Development Corporation Limited and the Andhra Pradesh Theater Academy are jointly organizing a 60-day certificate course called "Media Workshop On Acting" starting on the 1st of November, wherein students will be taught theater, radio, cinema and television skills. The program will be in 2 batches - for batch 1 from Nov 1 to Dec 30, and for batch 2 from Jan 9 to Mar 9.
Males and females who are above 15 years of age and know to read, write and speak Telugu are eligible to undergo training in this workshop. The course consists of both theory and practical sessions, with prominent personalities from theater, radio, cinema and television visiting during the sessions.
During the course, students will be trained on technical instruments that are used regularly in the various media. As part of the training, students will also be taken to the Hyderabad Doordarshan Kendra to acquaint themselves with the sophisticated technical instruments and processes, to studios like Annapurna, Padmalaya and Ramanaidu, and to the Ramoji Film City.
Students will be also be given an opportunity to act on stage and in radio and television, as part of the "Class Work Production Practical" session.
State government employees selected to undergo the training can avail of a special leave of up to 60 days from their respective work places.
Upon completion of the course, students will be awarded certificates at the valedictory function, which will have a number of outstanding personalities from producers, writers, directors, actors, technicians and media officers. On this day, the students will demonstrate the skills acquired during the workshop in front of the guests.
The course fee is Rs. 15,000 and covers boarding and lodging. Please contact D S Dikshit, Director, at 323-3672 for applications and other details.