The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

"How To Be A Production Assistant"

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
Space is limited!

The course will be taught by:
- Alexa Green/Production Assistant and 2nd Assistant Director
- Bill Beautyman/Owner of Limelight Productions & IATSE Local 481 Union Rep  
- Diane Pearlman/ Independent Producer & Exec. Director, BFMC

Your first job could cover the cost of the course!
This course is funded in part by a generous grant from The Massachusetts Cultural Council 
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The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative creates educational, workforce and production opportunities in the film and media industry as an economic initiative for the Berkshire region of western Massachusetts.

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