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IFP "Made in NY" Mentorship Program - Call for Fellowship Entries


May 2009

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May 5, 2009
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Promoting diversity in NYC?s entertainment workforce through mentorship, workshops and job placement. Fellowship applications now open @
The "Made in NY" Mentorship Program is a pilot program funded by the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting through the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. An initiative of the "Made in NY" program, it works with New Yorkers representing an inclusive range of race, gender, ethnicity, and physical ability working below-the-line in entertainment to build and strengthen their professional networks for the purpose of ensuring growth and long-term, fulfilling retention within the entertainment industry. Applications are now open, seeking fellows ranging from emerging entertainment professionals to mid-career individuals seeking new growth opportunities. This program is facilitated by the nonprofit Independent Filmmaker Project, the nation's oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, and also the premier advocate for them. Currently, the Independent Filmmaker Project represents a network of 10,000 filmmakers in New York City and around the world. The program consists of an eight month fellowship providing each participant with a group of mentors and advisors,access to a monthly series of workshops and guest speakers, and successful placement on the crew of a filmed property, along with networking opportunities provided through complimentary IFP membership. Now accepting applications for Emerging and Mid-Career fellows. Applicants must meet the following criteria: ? Maintain a permanent address within the five boroughs of New York City ? Be at least 18 years of age ? Be a member of communities underrepresented in the film industry (e.g.: an inclusive range of race, gender, ethnicity, and physical ability). Emerging Applicants: ? Ideal applicants should have a minimum of two years of professional below-the-line production or post-production experience. The program is not closed to applicants transitioning from other industries, though as this is not a training program, directly transferable skills must be strongly evidenced. Mid Career Applicants: ? Mid-Career applicants must have a minimum of five years of professional below-the-line production or post-production experience. Additional information & Application, please visit: Questions? or 212-465-8200 x221

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