Boomerang TV and Valencia International University–VIU have joined forces to promote training in audiovisual production.
Professionals with experience on such hit television shows as "The Time In Between," "Acacias 38," and "Old Bridge Secret" will teach sessions as guest lecturers on the online Master's in Audiovisual Screenwriting offered by Valencia International University – VIU and Atresmedia.
The agreement aims to have highly prestigious professionals active in the sector offer students an innovative, up-to-date 360º view of the audiovisual industry.
Boomerang TV and Valencia International University–VIU have signed a collaboration agreement through which our production company has joined in as a partner in the Master’s in Audiovisual Screenwriting that Planeta Formación y Universidades’ online university has recently launched with Atresmedia’s collaboration. José Ramos, CEO and Managing Director of Valencia International University – VIU and Pedro Ricote, Founder and Senior Manager of Boomerang TV Group, signed the collaboration agreement between the two institutions. Thanks to this agreement, professionals at the production company will participate as guest lecturers in the degree's seminars, workshops, and activities, offering students in the program a closer look at the fast-paced and dynamic reality of the professional audiovisual sector.
According to Joan M. Oleaque, Academic Dean of the Communications Department at VIU, “Having partners like Boomerang TV is proof of the connection between VIU’s Communications Department with key market players and trends and with our students’ professional development, at a time like the present in which all these aspects are vital in any degree related to the audiovisual sector.” Oleaque emphasized VIU’s commitment to finding synergies that add value and give students a 360º view of the sector: “Boomerang TV is one of Spain’s leading production companies, capable of producing such hit entertainment programs as ‘The Voice’ as well as outstanding dramas like “Inés of My Soul,’ ‘Acacias 38,’ ‘The Time In Between,’ ‘Presumed Guilty,’ and ‘Old Bridge Secret,’ proving that success and quality are the keys to the future of the audiovisual sector.”
Through this agreement, Valencia International University – VIU is consolidating leadership in specialized training for the audiovisual sector by adding welcoming a strategic partner to its Master's in Audiovisual Screenwriting. The Master's course kicked off its first edition this past October and, according to its Director, screenwriter and author Susana López Rubio, the program “is an excellent opportunity for students to learn from prestigious professionals while gaining a deeper understanding of new narrative internet formats that will be key in the near future…”
At a time when the audiovisual sector has gotten a tremendous boost from the growth and expansion of content platforms, Valencia International University – VIU is working to provide students with the highest possible level of specialized training in each field: “In this profession, inspiration and good ideas are not enough. Students need tools to help them develop their full potential. Given the speed at which this sector moves, online training programs are key to helping them master the art," notes Susana López.
Specialized Training: Key in the Audiovisual Sector
The Master’s in Audiovisual Screenwriting is taught by a faculty composed of screenwriters who are regular collaborators of Atresmedia Group and guest professionals who have worked on developing major audiovisual projects like The Time In Between, Old Bridge Secret, and Aquí no hay quien viva. These professionals will give students a realistic vision of the sector and the work world in a constantly changing environment. Worth noting among the program’s lecturers are Susana López, Luis Sánchez Polack, and Aurora Guerra. The Master's program was created to promote training in audiovisual script development, providing students with the knowledge and skills they need to develop audiovisual projects as screenwriters for film, television, and new platforms.
About Valencia International University–VIU
Valencia International University is one of the leading online universities in the Spanish-speaking world. The University has over 12,000 students representing 72 different nationalities, a faculty of over 900 teachers, most of whom combine their professional activity with their work in academics, and over 3,3000 agreements for internships and collaborations. Valencia International University is part of Planeta Formación y Universidades, Grupo Planeta’s educational division. This international higher education network comprises twenty-three educational institutions in Spain, Andorra, France, Italy, Northern Africa, the United States, and Colombia. Every year, over 100,000 students from 114 different countries are trained in its business schools, universities, specialized colleges, and life-long and professional training centers.
About Boomerang TV
Boomerang TV is one of Spain's leading production companies and has become one of the leaders in the sectors for both fiction and entertainment content. The hit series produced by the company have enjoyed massive success on TV networks. Its shows are present on all major platforms, with such titles as "The Time In Between," "Inés of My Soul," "Old Bridge Secret," "Acacias 38," "Plastic Sea," "Physics or Chemistry," and "Mum Detective," among many others. Besides, in its more than 20-year history, the company has produced numerous programs in every entertainment genre, becoming one of the leading adapters of such major international formats as "The Voice," "Top Chef," and "Peking Express," among others. Boomerang TV has also produced shows in Latin America through its subsidiary in Chile.
Atresmedia is the leading communications group in Spain. It's the only audiovisual company strategically positioned in every sector in which it operates ––television, radio, internet, film, production services, training, etc.–– through its flagship brands: Antena 3, laSexta, Onda Cero, Europa FM… This has allowed Atresmedia to implement its strategy in different Divisions, including Atresmedia Televisión (Antena 3, laSexta, Neox, Nova, Mega, Atreseries, and the Atresplayer and Atresplayer Premium platform), Atresmedia Radio (Onda Cero, Europa FM, Melodía FM), Atresmedia Publicidad and Smartlcip Latam (dedicated to advertising and sales), Atresmedia Diversificación (non-advertising activities and businesses), and Buendía Estudios, a company co-owned by Atresmedia and Telefónica that produces audiovisual content in Spanish for the national and international markets.