NYC to Provide Film, TV Production Training

By Michael Silbergleid

Business Week reports that Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration is launching a program to train women, minorities and struggling New Yorkers for jobs in film and television production.

Participants will learn skills like rigging and dolly operation. The city says they will also receive placement services for mid-level jobs.

Classes begin in the spring and will have about 24 participants at first.

The teachers are members of the International Alliance of Theatrical & Stage Employees.

The city will hold a recruitment event this spring at the New York City College of Technology.

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