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“Made In Ny” Production Assistant Training Program

Age 18+
Cost Free
Program type Weekday
Meets 5 Week Program, Monday Through Friday 7:30 Am To 6 Pm
Specific needs

At risk, low income

Contact us Pa@Bwiny.Org
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“Made In Ny” Production Assistant Training Program


We help jobless and working poor New Yorkers establish careers in sectors that offer good wages and opportunities for advancement.


Motivated New York teens with an interest in a career in TV and film production now have a proven way to get into the business. Become a production assistant (PA) provides support to the rest of the crew on a production. PAs work on movies, TV shows, commercials, music videos and other productions. As a PA you may
Drive crew to and from set
Pick up equipment and purchase production supplies
Perform ‘lockup’ so that pedestrians don’t walk onto the film set

PA is the entry level position for the TV and film production industry – almost everyone starts out as a PA. After working as a PA for three to four years to gain experience and connections, you can move up into more skilled positions in specific crew departments.

This is a five-week training program for individuals who want to start a career in TV and film production. It leads to certification by the New York City Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting and offers two years of job placement assistance.


You Must Meet All Of The Following Criteria To Be Eligible To Apply (No Exceptions): At Least 18 Years Old Current New York City Resident (Within The Five Boroughs) And Able To Prove Residency For At Least Six Months Unemployed, Low Income Or Receiving Public Assistance, And Come From A Low-Income Background Legally Eligible To Work In The U.S. Available Full-Time And Able To Attend Training Monday Through Friday 7:30 Am To 6 Pm Able To Make A Two-Year Commitment To Working In The Industry Note: This Position Requires A Driver's License, But Interested Individuals Are Welcome To Attend An Information Session And Apply Without One. If You Are Selected And You Are Not A Licensed Driver, Bwi Will Help You Obtain Your Driver's License [Free Of Charge] Through New York Drives.