New Cycle Joins the “Made in NY” Production Assistant Family

Cycle 29 celebrates its graduation from the "Made in NY" PA Training Program.Photo courtesy of BWI.

March 1, 2013 - It was a cold and snow-filled morning in early February when the “Made in NY” PA Training Program added twenty new graduates to its ranks. While a blizzard raged outside, Cycle 29 braved the elements as they began their first steps into new careers in film and television production.

The “Made in NY” Production Assistant Training Program, which was developed in partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and Brooklyn Workforce Innovations, trains diverse New Yorkers who lack access into the world of production by preparing them for entry level jobs on sets and in production offices. Nearly 400 individuals have become “Made in NY” PAs since the program’s inception in 2006, working on over 2,000 productions and collectively earning more than $7.5 million in wages.

Cycle 29 also had the benefit of internships provided by 23 employers, more than any other previous cycle. This cycle also saw the introduction of Anna Novick, the new program director, who took the trainees to several live sets so that they could get a sense of what their future careers could be like.

Congratulations, Cycle 29!
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