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Media students meet top Hollywood executives

20th December 2018

Top executives from the preferred bidders to build what will be London?s largest studios visited Barking & Dagenham College yesterday.

The USA-based duo Dana Arnold, Chief Executive Officer of Pacifica Ventures and Sasha Shapiro, Managing Director, Media Content Capital visited Barking &

Dagenham College with Cllr Darren Rodwell.

They met with the College’s Principal Yvonne Kelly who gave the special guests a tour of iCreate, the College’s own industry-standard 1,000 m sq Creative and Digital training hub.

Dana and Sasha also met media students including some who are studying for a Diploma in Theatre and Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-up who prepared the special guests for an appearance on the College’s own TV channel.

Yvonne Kelly, Principal & CEO of Barking and Dagenham College said: “It’s great for the College and the students to meet the people behind these exciting plans."

“Our college has a great track record of producing media personalities, including Idris Elba, and we believe having huge film studios on our doorstep will inspire students to get involved in the industry whether that’s in front of the camera or behind it.”

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