The Northampton Arts Council is a city board and a non-profit organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

How To Be A Production Assistant WORKSHOP

Announcing a New 1-Day Workshop

"How To Be A Production Assistant"

Saturday, May 7th

1:00 - 4:00pm

Shakespeare & Company/Elaine Bernstein Theatre

70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA

Cost: $75.

When productions come to our region, their first request is to find trained and knowledgeable local production assistants. People who are familiar with the area and can get things done quickly. This workshop will give you the skills to perform this job on film sets.

Topics will include: Job responsibilities, proper set etiquette and dress, production paperwork, definitions of film departments and crews, union vs. non-union productions, using walkie-talkies, how to find work and career paths.

Participants who complete the course will be listed on the BFMC website's crew database.


Call 413.528.4223 or Email

The course will be taught by:

- Alexa Green/Production Assistant and 2nd Assistant Director

- Bill Beautyman/Owner, Limelight Productions, IATSE Local 481 Union Rep

- Diane Pearlman/ Independent Producer & Exec. Director, BFMC

Your first job could cover the cost of the course!

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