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Academy Gold Production Track 2020 


Production Track - Academy Gold Program

Summer 2020

Program Description

The Academy Gold Production Track is a vocational workforce development initiative designed to serve young people from under-represented communities attending community or technical colleges. This vocational track will bring together for the first time several major studios, the film industry’s largest trade union (IATSE/ International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees), related entertainment guilds, Los Angeles Trade-Tech College, and local community colleges.

This opportunity is with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood, CA, and is part of the Academy Gold Program, an 8-week internship enhancement program that incorporates learning opportunities including an intensive two-day orientation, weekly panels, exclusive networking events, workshops, screenings, and mentorship opportunities with Academy members. To learn more, please visit the Academy Gold page: .

Job Description

FOR STUDENTS attending LA Trade Tech, Exceptional Minds Academy, Cal State University Northridge, New York Film Academy, and LA Film School ONLY: Are you a student who is curious to understand what happens on set? Do you have a passion for technical areas of film production in any and all aspects? We are looking for undergraduate or graduate students who want to be part of a select group of up to 15 students for this film production track. The Gold Production Track is paid and consists of 8-10 technical workshops on Saturdays with a focus on cinematography, film editing, production design, costume design, and sound.

Position Requirements

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Students must be enrolled in a vocational, industry trade school, or community college AND be focused in 1 of the 5 disciplines: Cinematography, Film Editing, Production Design, Costume Design, or Sound
  • Relevant professional internship/work experience/training
  • Quick and eager learner with a “can-do” attitude
  • Hardworking, proactive and passionate individual
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Should be working part-time, full time and/or in an internship
  • Must be available to attend mandatory sessions on Saturdays between June 17 – August 08, 2020

    How to Apply

    Please submit the following materials to your program manager for consideration:

    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume
    3. Essay #1: Please describe how this program relates to your professional and personal goals in your specific career focus or discipline. (maximum 1 paragraph- 100 words or less)
    4. Essay #2: Personal Statement (OPTIONAL): Is there any other relevant information that you want us to know prior to making our decision? (maximum 1 paragraph – 100 words or less

    Apply by emailing the above cover letter, resume & essay paragraph(s) with SUBJECT LINE: Academy Gold Production Track 2020 to your Program Manager/Faculty Representative.

    Submissions must be received by March 6, 2020.

    Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
    Position Academy Gold Production Track 2020  
    Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
    Open Date 1/16/2020  
    Location Los Angeles  
    About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 8,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.

    EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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