We work with the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) to offer no-cost training programs for jobs in the media and entertainment field. With MOME, we engage employers, educational institutions, training providers, and other partners in designing training programs that provide viable media and entertainment career opportunities for New Yorkers.
The Made in NY Writers Room is a fellowship program delivered in partnership with the Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) and MOME. The program helps New York City-based writers of diverse backgrounds and perspectives develop original drama or comedy pilots that are ready for production at the end of the fellowship. Up to 12 writing teams, selected via a competitive application process, participate in the six-month program, where they are assigned mentors who are New York City-based producers or showrunners. In addition to mentorship, selected fellows receive professional development opportunities and industry feedback. The first group of fellows is currently in their fellowship. Applications for this program are currently closed. Please check back for more information.
The Theatrical Workforce Development Program is delivered in partnership with MOME, the Roundabout Theatre Company, and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. This three-year program trains young adult New Yorkers ages 18 - 24 to work as stage hands and technicians with New York City-based theater companies and/or to pursue further education in the field. The program also seeks to create a more diverse, inclusive, and sustainable career pathway for a new generation of stage hands and technicians in the theater industry. Participants take part in a six-week boot camp, which includes an introduction to the theater industry, key occupational skills, and certifications with ongoing supportive services, a 10-month technical training and union mentorship, and two years of work experience with theater companies in technician jobs. Applications for this program are currently closed. Please check back for more information. Learn more about the Theatrical Workforce Development Program.
The Made in NY Post Production Training Program is delivered in partnership with Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI). This program serves low-income New Yorkers and leads to jobs in the growing New York City post production industry. Students will learn the basics of industry-standard photo and video editing and visual effects software that will set them on a path for career success. Applications for this program are currently closed. Please check back for more information. Learn more about the Made in NY Post Production Training Program.