Courses include continuing education for film professionals, transition of current skill-set into the film industry, and personal development related to film.

Production Assistant Bootcamp

A production assistant, also known as a film production assistant, set assistant, PA, and set PA, performs a range of delegated tasks for film and television productions. This is an entry-level position, which makes it a great choice for anyone breaking into the film or television industry. Because the work is so diverse, it is one of the best ways for industry newbies to learn more about film and television production.

Training will include the following topics:

  • What is a Production Assistant?
  • How to read a call sheet
  • Departments & protocols
  • General motion picture production terminology
  • Basic job description and level of pay
  • Walkie-talkie training
  • Supplies and tools required
  • Petty cash management
  • Resume information
  • Safety/harassment
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Professionalism
  • About the New Mexico Film Office

Pre-requisites

  • Must be a New Mexico resident.
  • Must be interested and available to immediately work in a PA position.
  • Must be 18+

Instructor-led course is FREE for participants, but space is limited and spots will be filled first come, first served.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. online via Zoom

November 2021 – April 2022 bootcamps are full.

 

Introduction to Production Accounting and Payroll

Explore all aspects of film production accounting in this introductory course. For those with prior accounting experience or training looking to enter the film industry, this is a great opportunity to advance your skills and career opportunities. Gain an understanding in the key areas of Bookkeeping, Reporting, Payroll, and Auditing to ensure the production is completed within its budget. Learn from experienced production accountants and network with other film professionals who will share their experiences and give advice on how to get started in your new production accounting career.

All participants who successfully complete the course may be eligible for an informational interview with a Netflix Production Finance executive and may be considered for future productions.

Pre-requisites:

  • Eligibility includes a prerequisite of having previous accounting experience, such as those who currently work in accounting or finance, such as CPAs, bookkeepers, payroll clerks, etc.
  • Eligibility may also include those with previous accounting education, such as graduates of accounting programs at an accredited college or university.
  • Participants must be New Mexico residents.
  • Proof of previous accounting experience or education and references will be required, to be confirmed during an intake interview, prior to finalizing enrollment.
  • Must be interested in working in the film industry.

New dates coming soon.
Class is taught over Zoom

Scholarships may be available for those in need. Contact workforce@cnm.edu for more information.

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