Program Phone: 347-470-3231
Ryan Penny, Program Director
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The “Made in NY” Post Production Training Program is a free skills training program that serves low-income New Yorkers with barriers to employment and leads to jobs in the booming New York City post production industry. We partner with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment to deliver the program. Strong computer skills and six months of Production Industry experience preferred.
The next training cycle will begin in Fall 2017 and we are not currently accepting applications.
“Made in NY” Post Production Program trainees are unemployed or underemployed New Yorkers who have faced significant barriers launching their careers. We will screen hundreds of applicants each year for about 50 training slots, so please be sure to read our Apply page in detail to make sure you’re a good fit before attending an Information Session. Many applicants fall outside of our target populations, particularly when they have bachelor’s degrees.
Graduates of the program always show up on time, understand how post facilities work, have the core skills needed to launch a career in post production, and are hungry to learn. If you are interested in hiring an Entry-level post professional, please call our Program hotline at 347-470-3231 or visit our Hire page.
The training course is five weeks long, full-time, with homework and occasional evening sessions. Classes for the “Made in NY” Post Production Training Program will take place at the Main Campus of BMCC, located at 199 Chambers St. in Manhattan. Following the training course, participants join our alumni network and receive two years of job placement assistance, career counseling and support as they work their way up the ladder.
All BWI training programs are offered free of charge. However, trainees must be able to cover their personal expenses during the training and job search; we are unable to provide stipends.
Graduates are placed into jobs at post facilities in NYC that are creating film, television, commercial, and music video productions. Entry-level post employees often:
Getting a foot in the door at a post facility can lead to exposure to many different facets of post production. Once there, if graduates show a willingness to learn, they can sometimes climb up the ladder quite quickly, with the goal of entering more technical positions such as assistant editor, junior animator, and more!