The Open University and Pinewood Studios are to work together to produce a free online course for people who are interested in pursuing a commercial career in the film industry.

The new partnership was unveiled today at The Technology Innovators Forum in Qingdao, China, which brings together leading creative and innovative industries from around the world.

The two parties have agreed to work together on a free new online course which will explore the creative processes and business skills required when making movies.

The course will launch on, the Open University-backed platform for free online courses. Available free of charge to anyone around the world, the new course will focus on the business aspect of the film industry, offering learners the opportunity to find out more about the commercial aspects of the film industry.