Top film-makers and artists have proposed opening a secondary school to nurture talent for the entertainment and arts industries. Prominent figures such as former film-maker John Shum Kin-fun, artistic director of the drama group Zuni Icosahedron Danny Yung Ning-tsun and former chief executive of Tom.com Carl Chang have got together to promote the plan. If approved, the school, teaching Secondary Four to Seven, would be the first of its kind in Hong Kong specialising in arts, design and the media. Planning committee convenor Ada Wong Ying-ki said: 'We want to teach students about creativity with an international outlook and cultural sensitivity. We don't aim at training movie stars but people like, say, Ang Lee [Taiwanese director of Couching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ].' Ms Wong, also a Wan Chai district councillor, added: 'We will have some kind of admission criteria but it won't be purely academic.' The school would operate under the Direct Subsidy Scheme, which allows a higher tuition fee to be charged than in the equivalent public-sector forms. Ms Wong said it would be less than $4,000 a month. No schedule or location have been set for the school. The proposal has been submitted to the Education Department.