Today I attended an info sessions for a film production training program @ the Bronx Community College.
The program’s aim is to provide folks interested in working in the film and television industry with training and certifications to help them land well-paying jobs in production.
As we well know, diversity in the film and television industry is a huge problem. In order to combat this disparity BCC is partnering with the Motion Picture and Television Local 52 Union to teach the skills needed to get folks hired onto film and television sets and provide that extra level of support and mentoring needed to push more diverse talent to the top of the pool of potential hires.
I really hope I land a spot with the first cohort. It would be a huge boost to my career prospects and accelerate my journey into cinematography.