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 and NYC Small Business Services to deliver the program. Strong computer skills and six months of Production Industry experience preferred.
“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.
The Made in NY Post Production Training Program prides itself on training top notch entry-level post employees who are prepared for the wide range of positions available in this growing industry. Graduates are placed into jobs at post facilities and on productions in NYC that are creating some of the world’s most popular films, television shows, commercials, and music videos. Above all, our graduates are excited about post and hungry to learn more while working in the industry they love. 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 in a variety of disciplines such as Color Correction, Visual Effects, and Audio Mixing.
In order to establish a firm foundation for a career in the post production industry, The Made in NY Post Production Training Program has committed to providing career guidance and assistance to all of our graduates for a period of 2 years after graduation.