Apply for a Training in the Media and Entertainment Field

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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 to design training programs that provide viable media and entertainment career opportunities for New Yorkers.

Media & Entertainment Training Programs

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Made in NY Post Production Training 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.

This program is currently recruiting qualified candidates remotely. Attend an upcoming information session online.

Made in NY Writers Room

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 identifies emerging local writers with diverse backgrounds and viewpoints to receive early-career development training and provides access they would not otherwise receive from hiring professionals in the television industry. Through a competitive application process, up to 12 writers or writer pairs will be selected to take part in a six-month fellowship that includes dedicated mentorship from a seasoned New York City-based writer-producer. In addition to mentorship, the program provides professional development opportunities and industry feedback. Learn more about the Made in NY Writers Room.

Applications for this program are currently closed. Please check back for more information.

Theatrical Workforce Development Program

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. Learn more about the Theatrical Workforce Development Program.

Applications for this program are currently closed. Please check back for more information.

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