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ARIZONA FILM READY CREW INITIATIVE
In July 2022, Arizona Film & Digital Media launched the Arizona Film Ready Crew Initiative (AZFRCI) to train and grow Arizona's film and digital industry workforce.
The program will initially focus on training Production Assistants (PA), and in subsequent years will include other important crew positions.
The goal of the AZFRC'sI Production Assistant Certification Program is to graduate 400 participants a year to address the workforce demand of Arizona's growing film and digital media industry.
The training program is currently supported by five community colleges with active film and digital media programs (Scottsdale, Coconino, Pima, Yavapai, Glendale) and the Arizona Production Association (APA), an industry trade group. Each campus will host two training events per calendar year with 40 participants each - 25 selected from the school and 15 from the local community.
The hands-on training program is free to participants and will teach on-set protocols and knowledge, workplace safety, and how to perform common PA tasks including the handling of expensive production equipment often required in this position.
The program concludes with a 2-day internship with an APA-member production company within 90 days of the program's completion.
If you're interested in being selected to participate in one of the upcoming training programs, please register below.
2022 / 2023 AZFRCI Training Schedule
Hours: 8 am to 7 pm daily with a 1-hour lunch break at mid-day
Scottsdale Community College (October 3 - 7, 2022) Full
Pima Community College (October 17 - 21, 2022) Full
Glendale Community College (TBD December 2022) Register
Coconino Community College (TBD November 2022) Register
Yavapai Community College (TBD Summer 2023) Register
WORKSHOPS & TRADE SEMINARS
Training programs, workshops, seminars, and tradeshow attendance can increase the knowledge of Arizona's talented film and digital media workforce. Enhancing your craft and keeping up to date with the latest technology keeps us competitive with our colleagues and film destinations around the world.
Arizona Fim & Digital Media encourages you to take advantage of any opportunity to advance your professional career with industry knowledge. Training courses, classes, and workshops are provided by a variety of industry groups and educators.
Search Industry Resources to find organizations and institutions that may provide paid and non-paid training services.
This page is updated with the most recent workshops and trade seminars happening statewide.
To submit information about an upcoming workshop, tradeshow, or event that supports Arizona's industry workforce please email info@GoFilmAZ.com.
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