Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI) –a nonprofit organization– and The New York City
Mayor’s office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting present the “Made in NY” Production
Assistant Training Program. This FREE skills training and job placement program aims to
promote diversity in NYC‟s production industry and create new career opportunities for young adults
who are unemployed or low-income.
“Made in NY” PAs are now working throughout NYC‟s production sector, on everything from feature
films to commercials to reality TV, episodic TV, music videos, film festivals, and more. Our employers
include productions of FOX Searchlight, MTV, Showtime, CW Network, A&E and HBO and other
major studios and networks. Our participants come from every borough; most had never worked on
set before joining the program.
BWI is now accepting applications for the twelfth cycle of the “Made in NY” PA Training
Program beginning in mid September 2008! We offer:
· 4 weeks of full-time hands-on skills training, taught by industry professionals
· Two years of job placement assistance in entry-level commercial, music video, TV and film
production jobs (e.g. „production assistant‟ jobs)
· Career counseling and support as you work your way up
· Certification as a “Made in NY” Production Assistant through a partnership with the New York
City Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting.
Who is eligible?
To apply for this program, you must:
Have a valid driver‟s license (no exceptions – you will be driving during job placement)
Be at least 21 years old.
Be New York City Resident (you must currently live in one of the five boroughs) and legally
eligible to work in the U.S.
Be able to attend all program sessions (including early morning and evening field trips) and
accept job placements immediately after the training ends.
Be ready to make a two-year commitment to working in production in New York City
Be physically fit/able to lift 50 pounds.
Be eager for jobs that require physical labor, long hours, evening and weekend work, and
managing a freelance lifestyle
Demonstrate need for this opportunity (e.g. unemployed, low-income, lack of career choices
due to personal obstacles)
*In order to apply you must meet all of the above requirements*
NYCHA residents and TANF-eligible individuals, including non-custodial parents and
individuals receiving public benefits are encouraged to apply.
Individuals who are on parole, probation or who have past criminal convictions are also
encouraged to apply.
A limited number of training spots are available. Apply ASAP to guarantee consideration. Applications
are accepted year round. (Training cycles are normally held in February, April, June and September).
Application Deadline for September’s Training Cycle: September 8th, 2008. *In order to be
considered for September’s training cycle interested individuals must attend an Open
I’m eligible. How do I start my application?
Attend an Open House
Open House Schedule for New Applicants
Tuesday, August 5th at 1pm
Monday, August 11 at 11am
Monday, August 18th at 1pm
Monday, August 25th at 11am
Tuesday, September 2nd at 1pm
Monday, September 8th at 1pm
*Arrive 10 minutes early. Latecomers will not be admitted.*
(Open to all those who qualify: NO APPT. NEEDED)
BWI is located at 621 DeGraw Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues in Brooklyn. Take the R train to
Union Street, walk two blocks towards the Hess gas station and make a left onto DeGraw Street.
Brooklyn Workforce Innovations
621 DeGraw Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenue)
Park Slope/Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY 11217
*Because we have the resources to train and place a limited number of people, individuals are not
eligible for this program if any of the following is true:
• They have more than 2 years of paid production experience*
• They have supervised production assistants (paid or unpaid)*
• They have ever been enrolled in any type of Master‟s or Doctorate programs
*If individuals are not eligible for this program for one of these reasons, feel free to email
email@example.com and request our Production Resources List to learn more about other organizations
and websites that may aid them in finding work in production.
For distribution flyers, please contact me, at 718-237-2017 x145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you! I look forward to meeting your referrals.
Mara Prater, Associate Program Manager
Brooklyn Workforce Innovations
Read about our program in the NYC‟s MOFTB Newsletter: “Made in NY” P.A.‟s Moving on up!”
Check out our Website! http://www.nyc.gov/html/film/html/employment/pa_training.shtml
For more info, email email@example.com or call 718-237-2017 x145