Rome's Cinecitta Studios has announced that it is setting up an Actors Studio-type academy for professional and emerging Italian talent.

Named Campus, the 1000 square metre structure will be located inside the studios and will focus on theatre, cinema, TV, music and dance. It will kick off its activities in mid-March, and will also mark the first time in 70 years that Cinecitta opens its doors to the general public.

The academy will host courses, experimental labs, shows and premieres that will be open to the public. Its head committee will be formed by Giancarlo Dotto, Ernesto Assante, Garrison Rochelle, and former Rai Fiction head Stefano Munafo.

The initiative was promoted by former Mediatrade president Maurizio Costanzo, now a partner in Cinecitta, and will receive the support of the local government.