An international filmmaking and acting school has opened in Burbank. Its operators plan to create opportunities for students and graduates by developing connections with local production companies and studios.
The International Academy of Film and Television opened its doors last month at 635 S. San Fernando Blvd., offering filmmaking workshops, acting classes and a new visual effects program for teens.
Kacy Andrews, the school’s chief executive, said academy officials chose the Burbank site for several reasons, including its proximity to major film studios and a wide range of production companies.
It is also near the Golden State (I-5) Freeway, in a safe area of the city and within walking distance of downtown Burbank, Andrews said.
While the acting classes are basically divided evenly between males and females, the filmmaking classes are 60% to 70% male, reflective of an industry standard where it’s primarily men behind the camera, Andrews said.