Participants in the new program will be taught on-set technical skills, both virtually and on-site, and will ultimately produce and premiere several short films. On-site training will take place at the Television City media campus, owned and operated by an affiliate of Hackman Capital Partners, as well as a number of other iconic L.A. studios owned by HCP, and operated by The MBS Group.
The training curriculum will hit on the following topics:
- Basic Grip Training: A skills-based class to expose primary learners to the basic skills of Gripping.
- Basic Electric Training: A skills-based class to expose primary learners to the basic skills of Set Electric.
- Production Technician Training for Set Construction Techniques & Management: An introductory immersion into basic “Hollywood” set construction including hands-on application of techniques and management of the set construction process.
Television City is supporting the initiative through its $1 million Changing Lenses pledge, which promotes efforts to increase equity and diversity in the industry.