(SINGAPORE) 22 June 2020 – There’s news aplenty emanating from the Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAA) as it begins the roll-out of its 2020 Academy Campus training programmes.
NBCU Managing Director Networks APAC, Christine Fellowes, has accepted the AAA’s invitation to continue as the Chairperson of its skills and development initiative, the Academy Campus.
“I’m particularly passionate about the Academy Campus because it’s so important to foster great creativity for the future of our industry and that’s why so many of us are only too happy to get behind the AAA and its educational programmes” Christine said.
“We are so grateful to have Christine’s ongoing support as Chairperson the Academy Campus because she makes a fantastic contribution in the area of skills development, especially for the students” says AAA CEO Fiona McKay.
The Academy Campus will kick off with its annual Producers’ Summit on Tuesday July 28. This year’s summit, to be hosted by E! Entertainment’s Yvette King, will celebrate Asia-Pac’s International Emmy past Nominees and Winners and Mr Howie Lau, Assistant Chief Executive, Media and Innovation, Infocomm Media Development Authority will deliver the closing remarks. The Summit will be complimentary to industry professionals and AAA Members as well as a limited number of places reserved for film and TV students.
Nanyang Polytechnic’s studios will play host to Producers’ Summit and MasterClass this year’s Academy Campus which will be beamed live via Zoom.
“Thanks to Zoom, we can open up the Producers Summit and Masterclass series to film and TV industry professionals and students all around the world which is a great step forward for the Campus” said Fiona McKay.
“We’re delighted to be the technology partner of such prestigious awards recognising excellence in craft and technical disciplines across such a diverse range of platforms. As a leader in video-first unified communications, Zoom is proud to support an initiative that recognises innovation in technology” said Michael Chetner, Head of APAC, Zoom
“Nanyang Polytechnic is proud to continue working with the Asian Academy Creative Awards again. This is our third year of partnership and we are still going strong. The global pandemic may have changed the way we deliver the course. But the Masterclass is still a wonderful opportunity for our students, as well as those around the world, to learn from the industry’s best,” said Esther Ho, Director of the School of Business Management at Nanyang Polytechnic.
The MasterClass series will be hosted by Singaporean based actor Bobby Tonelli (Westworld) and staged over two mornings on July 29 and 30. The event will be free to students, thanks to support from the corporate sponsors and entrants of the Asian Academy Creative Awards.