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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Anyone who was ever curious about film production had a chance
to have some free classes sponsored by the city, according to the mayor's
office in Baton Rouge.
The March Production Assistant Training classes are held on
March 22-23 and will last for a 2-day
session throughout the weekend. Training
was open to 30 participants and held at the Celtic Media Centre. Those who were
interested emailed resumes and cover letters in hopes to be selected through an
Any resident is welcomed to apply for the program.
The Baton Rouge Film Commission, the New Orleans Video
Access Center (NOVAC), and Mayor "Kip" Holden's office have teamed up to
provide classes aimed at teaching attendees what they need to know in order to
work in the film industry. The training instructors are from Quixote Studios'
renowned film-industry training academy, P.A. Bootcamp. Professionals range
from executivie and line producers to First and Second Directors.
"For years NOVAC has and
continues to offer Production Assistant Training and job placement in New
Orleans because it is the entry point for many wishing to begin careers in the
film industry," says NOVAC Director of Programs, Ashley Charbonnet. "Growing
the workforce from the ground up is one of the ways that that we will continue
to cultivate a local film industry that is a sustainable part of our cultural
The PA Boot Camp training is
the launch of a string of film industry trainings which NOVAC will be bringing
to Baton Rouge in 2014 to increase job opportunities in the film across the
state. Additional trainings are expected to become available in other film
industry trades, including production accounting, grip and electric, and more which
will be announced in the upcoming months.
"For 7 years, NOVAC has been
providing leading-edge film industry training to residents of the Greater New
Orleans area, and we are looking forward to NOVAC adding "BROVAC" to its
programmatic offerings," said NOVAC Executive Director Darcy McKinnon.
"Today, they're learning about basic on set vocabulary and
etiquette, what's going on," said Executive Director of NOVAC Darcy McKinnon. "They're learning all the departments on a
feature film set, they're going to be learning how to use walkie-talkies,
pop-up tents, and how to have the "with it-ness" and readiness for
For more information about the
training, visit novacvideo.org/brovac or call (504) 940-5780. You can also send
your resumes and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org
This set of classes wraps up Sunday, March 23rd, but film
officials told WAFB there will be more
like them in the future.