National-Award winning actor Kamal Haasan today emphasised on the need to develop the skills of workers employed in the film industry to address the lack of skilled professionals.
Haasan, who was in the capital to attend the Global Skill Submit 2015 at FICCI as the chairman of Media & Entertainment Skills Council (MESC), said he and other industry insiders are working in this direction.
“The federation of film employees and MESC are coming up with <g data-gr-id="23">certification</g> programme for those who are already at work in the field and also new ones... We will train assistant directors, camera assistants, music assistants, writers, lightman, art directors, audio, make-up, costumes and dubbing artistes.”
Haasan said the first massive certification programme in the media and entertainment sector would be held in November. The <g data-gr-id="18">Sadma</g> actor also requested the industry to join hands for the initiative. “We plan to have a three-day workshop in November where we intend to shut down the industry for three days so that no one has an excuse of work. This is very important as it is for the future of our country and our industry,” he said.