Los Angeles, June 6 (IANS) The announcement of the creation of the Eros International Graduate Scholarship Fund was made on Monday.
Teri Schwartz, dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT), an academic institution for entertainment and performing arts education based in Los Angeles, California, and Eros International Plc, a global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, made the announcement.
The scholarship includes three new full-ride graduate scholarships for UCLA TFT’s Master of Fine Arts programs in directing, producing and screenwriting designed “to give voice to the unique perspective of Indian women”.
The Eros International Graduate Scholarship Fund recipients will begin their M.F.A. graduate program at UCLA TFT starting fall 2017.
Kishore Lulla, group executive chairman, Eros International, said in a statement: “With Eros’s roots in entertainment, we are very excited to forge this association with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and work together in helping contribute to the world of cinema and entertainment”.
“It is our endeavour to offer the finest content and we are always seeking opportunities to promote upcoming talent in the field of entertainment,” Kishore added.
Manju Lulla, executive director of Eros International, added that it is “our privilege to be associated with an acclaimed and prestigious entity like the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, one of the highest ranking film schools in US”.
The UCLA TFT four-year M.F.A. graduate directing program is devised to develop artistes in film, television and digital media with an emphasis on humanistic visual storytelling.
The program is focussed on the power of the story to not only delight and entertain, but to enlighten, engage and inspire change for a better world.
The two-year M.F.A. graduate producing program is designed for creative individuals who wish to pursue careers as creative producers and executives in the entertainment industry.
The two-year M.F.A. graduate screenwriting program encourages students to concentrate on the challenge of writing a well-structured story inhabited by vivid, compelling characters.
The elements of character, dialogue, scene, setting, texture, style and tone are explored through an intensive workshop process.