Director Asian Academy of Film & TV, Prof. Sandeep Marwah visited a number of film schools during his recent trip to the east coast of the USA. He also had detailed discussion with the director of New York Film Academy Prof. Jerry Sherlock, on matters relating to the training of film and television professionals. Prof. Sherlock concurred with Prof. Marwah that knowledge and acquisition of skills for screen presentation are a pre-requisite for shooting, directing and editing one’s own films as well as for facing the camera. He mentioned during the meeting that the training of the directors must include a component on the craft of film acting. Prof. Jerry Sherlock agreed with Prof. Sandeep Marwah that serious students of film must opt for long duration courses.