Program Productions Launches Advanced Media Labor Division
Program Productions announced that it has launched a new labor division dedicated to advanced media productions. The Advanced Media Labor Division was created in response to evolving trends and specialized needs in the broadcast industry.
“Our broadcast network clients are challenged with the need to produce more content, delivered faster, more efficiently, and with better quality than ever before,” says Robert Carzoli, President and CEO of Program Productions.
In order to meet these specialized demands, networks are relying on a combination of technology and highly-specialized production crews with a variety of talent and expertise. “As the leader in broadcast production labor for these types of projects, we’ve learned that it requires a very custom approach,” says Carzoli. “Each client meets their objective in a different way – some require high-level technicians with a skillset for newer, non-standard technologies. Others scale down their budgets and require labor that is less-specialized or entry-level.”
With over 6,000 event days booked for 2016, and a labor pool of over 10,000 technicians throughout the United States and Canada, the Advanced Media Labor Division uniquely positions Program Productions as the single-source provider of labor services, regardless of the size or scope of the broadcast labor needs.
At the helm of this new division is Kevin Donohoo, who was recently promoted to General Manager of Advanced Media Labor Division with Program Productions. According to Donohoo, it takes finding the technician with the right skill and attitude to be successful with advanced media. “Our crews are trained not only on equipment and technical skills, but also to think critically and deliver solutions in non-traditional environments,” says Donohoo. “That is what really sets our crews apart, because it’s tantamount to the success of the show.”
The Advanced Media Labor Division of Program Productions is comprised of three distinct components: field production crewing, studio crewing for intake facilities, and a national training program for all technicians.