SANTA FE – The New Mexico Film Office has announced a new series of online Production Assistant (PA) bootcamps, aimed at training New Mexicans for entry-level positions as production assistants in the film industry and New Mexico Television.
The Free One-Day Online PA Bootcamps will prepare New Mexicans to immediately begin a career as a production assistant. A production assistant, also known as a PA, is an entry-level position on the film crew in the film and television industry. The role of a personal assistant can vary and include a range of delegated tasks including, but not limited to office work, errands, installation and cleaning. Strong organizational and communication skills are required.
The Bootcamp Production Assistant will be taught by Alton Walpole, a filmmaker with over 30 years of experience. CNM Ingenuity, which is part of the Central New Mexico Community College, helps with bootcamps.
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One-day PA Bootcamps will be held online through Zoom. Bootcamps will be offered regularly from November 2021 to April 2022, with the first session taking place on Saturday, November 20. See https://cnmingenuity.org/program/film-industry-training/ for class schedule.
Participants must be residents of New Mexico over the age of 18, interested and available for work immediately. Places are limited and places will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
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This article originally appeared on Las Cruces Sun-News: New Mexico Film Office Launches Production Assistant Bootcamps