The leading African movie film company Ebony Life, have announced a call for applications to the fourth edition of their creative academy. The initiative, which is sponsored by the Lagos State Government, offers training at no cost for students interested in filmmaking, acting, production and screenwriting.

Chaired by Mo Abudu, Ebony Life Media is the parent body of several subsidiaries, including Ebony Life TV, which boasts the most popular and top-grossing movies in Nollywood. Since inception, the creative academy has graduated over 200 students across three batches. At the end of their 12-week courses, they break into groups to produce impressive short films that have been shown to students and guests at each graduation ceremony.

The courses offered on the program include, among others, “The Art of Screenwriting.” As described in the course overview, students will be trained on the basics of scriptwriting, as well as how to apply it in their own work. The training is essentially a post-graduate course of study. In other words, intending applicants must have a first degree. According to organizers, “a minimum of a Higher National Diploma (HND) from a recognized tertiary educational establishment is required, but a degree from a reputable university is desirable.”

The deadline for registration for the fourth edition is November 1.

Go here to apply.