Del-York Creative Academy (DCA) has commence its one month Hand-on Intensive Training Program. (DCA) the training commenced on the 10th of May 2019 with the world watching, witnessing and benefiting on the impeccable re-branding of Africa’s Creative Industry. DCA event has attracted several Senior Executives from Warner Brothers, the University of Southern California and some of the most famous Hollywood and Emmy Award winning film producers.
After a long flight from Los Angeles and New York to Lagos, the 25 lecturers were welcomed by the CEO of Del-York International, Mr. Linus Idahosa and other Staff to the entertainment hub of Africa, Lagos.
A clear expression of Del-York International’s commitment to “Changing the African Narrative and Driving Social Change across the Continent, using the agency of film and organized media.
At a press conference hosted by the founder of the academy, Mr. Linus Idahosa said, “Africa’s share in the global trade for creative products is still less than 3 percent, this is an anomaly we at the Del-York Creative Academy intend to correct.
The Academy is providing Africa’s next generation of storytellers and media practitioners the skillset needed to ignite their passions, connect with industry professionals from around the world, whilst selling authentic African stories. The African creative industry is an untapped gold mine capable of changing the entire continent and the Academy is a labour of love, a seed intended to provide the needed infrastructure for budding creative talents”.
The sponsors for this edition include amongst others Warner Brothers, Choice International, GAC Motors, LontorPays, GREE ACs, Guardian Studios, The Guardian, Trace Naija, Yoomee. GAC Motors will be giving a brand new GA3S car to the overall best graduating student.
The Academy is training and re-tooling African filmmakers and media Gurus in Nigeria and Africa at large giving practitioners the tools and requisite skill seen as necessary to increase the number of professional talents the continent has to offer.
Among the 17 Courses currently being taught at the program are Directing, Acting for Film, Screen writing, Drone Technology, Sound design and Film Scoring, Editing, 3D animation, Cinematography, Music Video Production, VFX, Color Grading, Theatre and lots more.
The event is aimed at helping Africa film industry perform, produce and direct to meet with up with the western world standards.