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Del-York partners Warner Bros to train young talents

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President/Founder of the Del-York Creative Academy, Mr. Linus Idahosa flanked by lecturers and staff of the academy

In line with its vision of empowering young talents in the creative industry, Del-York Creative Academy (DCA) is partnering with the world’s largest entertainment studios, Warner Bros Studios. The two-day training session will take place in Burbank, California.

Selected students from the 2019 class of the Del-York Creative Academy and past alumni will experience and participate in workshops focused around the entertainment industry. Also, projects from the students will be screened during the session, followed by a panel of discussion featuring DCA, University of Southern California (USC), Warner Bros and partners from various studios.

Also, DCA alumni and special guests will be taken on the full Warner Bros Studio tour to experience behind the curtain into the operations of one of the world’s largest and most successful studios.

The Del-York Creative Academy is Africa’s foremost capacity building institution for film, media, animation and technology. It is pioneering the growth of the African creative industry, through its intensive hands-on training programs, while bridging the gap between creatives in the United States and Africa. In almost a decade of its existence, the academy has successfully flown in 85 lecturers from Hollywood to Africa and trained 1,800 students.

According to the President and founder of the Del-York Creative Academy, Mr. Linus Idahosa, “Jack Warner, the esteemed head of Warner Bros. for many years was once quoted as saying, ‘If I’m right 51 per cent of the time, I’m ahead of the game.”

Idahosa believes the visit will give voice to the potential that lies within Africa’s creative economy.

“The knowledge exchanged here will also prove itself profitable in the years to come when Africa not only becomes the largest market for media consumers in the world but creates the largest and most effective outsourcing workforce.”


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