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Programs in 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) Online Training Library 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)
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.

Youth Opportunities
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

The Lamp
Media literacy and production workshops for youth aged 5 through high school

Project Set
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.

Reel Jobs
Craig’s List
Entertainment Careers
Media Bistro
Shooting People

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
Hollywood CPR
Street Lights
Workplace Hollywood

Other States

Production Assistant Training Seminar (P.A.T.S.)
Connecticut Film Industry Training Program
Louisiana Film Crew Training Program
Michigan Filmmaking Industry Training Program

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