Pa Training Program
cycle 28 PA trainees doing walkie drills by the Brooklyn Navy Yard in October 2012.
“Made in NY” PA Training Program

 Welcome to the “Made in NY” Production Assistant Training Program, developed in partnership between the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and Brooklyn Workforce Innovations!

The “Made in NY” Production Assistant Training Program is designed to:

- Provide unemployed and low-income New York City residents with training and placement into entry-level positions in film and television production.

- Promote diversity within New York City's entertainment production workforce.

- Provide an additional resource as an incentive for attracting new production to New York.

Mission Statement

To provide individuals from diverse communities with training for entry-level positions in film production and access to employers in New York City's production industry, and to teach production assistants how to work collaboratively with local communities when they shoot on location throughout the five boroughs.

For Job Seekers : Click here to learn more about how to apply for this opportunity. 
For Employers : Click here to learn more about hiring graduates of the program.


The “Made in NY” PA Training Program is a program of Brooklyn Workforce Innovations, a nonprofit organization, and made possible through public and private funds.


The "Made in NY" Production Assistant Training Program was launched in February 2006 and grew out of a desire to train courteous production assistants to interact with the local community on set while at the same time providing opportunities for diverse New Yorkers to gain entry into the production industry. A working group comprised of the following entities helped to make the program possible: 40 Acres and a Mule; Brooklyn Workforce InnovationsNYC Department of Small Business ServicesThe Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting; and NYC Media.

Get Involved

If you are interested in lending your support and expertise to the "Made in NY" PA Training Program, please forward your full name, contact telephone number, email address and resume to Or visit BWI's website.

PAs of the Month

Click here to read about the achievements of "Made in NY" PAs who has found success working in New York City's entertainment industry.
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