BWI is just one of many resources for individuals interested in starting a career in TV and film production.
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Programs in New York City
Programs Outside of New York City
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Learn More about Working in Production
Caleb John Clark, The Production Assistant's Pocket Handbook
April Fitzsimmons, Breaking & Entering: Land Your First Job in Film Production. (Lone Eagle Publishing Company, 1997)
Dave Knox, Strike the Baby and Kill the Blonde: An Insider’s Guide to Film Slang. (Three Rivers Press, 2005)
Lynda.com Online Training Library
Lynda.com provides online Software Training in such subjects as Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut 6, Digital Video, Microsoft Office, After Effects, Flash, Digital Photography, Web design, and many others. $25 Access fee
Opportunities at “Made in NY” Production Assistant Training Program Partners
Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting (MOFTB)
REEL JOBS NYC
MOFTB provides this free job listing which includes job and internship opportunities in the film, television and theatre industries. Also offers a list of productions currently shooting in New York.
Undergraduate and Graduate students can gain hands-on TV and film production experience as a production assistant, camera assistant, master control assistant, and more through the NYC-TV internship program.
Opportunities at Other New York City Nonprofit Organizations
Film and video production workshops, training, internships, and other resources
New York Women in Film and Television
Workshops, internships, networking opportunities, and screenings
Independent Feature Project (IFP)
Mentorship programs, workshops, special events, screenings, trainings, and other resources
Tribeca Film Institute
Programs for filmmakers of color, young filmmakers, and public high school students.
Brooklyn Young Filmmakers
Offers a Production Assistant workshop and other resources
Obtain Production Experience While Producing Your Own TV Show On Public Access
Media services, educational initiatives, and mentoring programs for Brooklyn residents
Training for Bronx residents to produce news, documentary and studio programming
Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Free production workshops for Manhattan residents
Queens Public Television
Production training and internships for Queens residents. Contact the office for more information. (718) 886-8160.
Staten Island Community Television
Workshops in video production and post-production
Industry Related Training and Job Placement Programs
Directors Guild of America Assistant Director Training Program
Two year training program leading to membership in the DGA as a Second Assistant Director
NBC Universal Early Careers Programs
Multiple NBC training opportunities for individuals interested in Broadcast Journalism, Production, Writing and Talent development.
Academy for Careers in Television and Film
A New York City public high school providing students with production training and entry-points into careers in TV and film.
Educational Video Center
Workshops and training in video and TV production for young people
Apple Retail Store-SoHo
Workshops, Training and 3 day intensive filmmaking summer youth program (Apple Camp)
Get Reel With Your Dreams
Workshops with film and TV insiders, and scholarships, for NYC high school students
Ghetto Film School
15 month training program leading to a career in filmmaking
Media literacy and production workshops for youth aged 5 through high school
Youth media program incorporating on-set work experience
Reel Works Teen Filmmaking
Filmmaking classes and mentorships for teens
Websites Listing Production Job and Internship Opportunities in New York
In TV and Film production, almost everyone starts out working for free. If you don’t have experience, apply for unpaid jobs/internships or work at your local public access channel in order to get started.
New York 411
Contact local production companies and vendors to inquire about job and internship opportunities.
Post Production Training and More
Apple Retail Store-SoHo
FREE media workshops utilizing Apple’s professional media software.
Production Training Programs Outside of New York City
Production Assistant Bootcamp
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