Training Opportunities

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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 a year with 40 participants each - 25 selected from the school and 15 from the local community.    

The hands-on training program teaches 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 Arizona FILM READY Crew Production Assistant Certification program uses the curriculum of the Film and Television Production Assistant Intensive created and instructed by Arizona-based veteran line producer, Rochelle Savory.  

If you're interested in taking one of the upcoming training programs, please register below. 

2023/2024 AZFRCI Training Schedule 
Hours: 8 am to 6 pm daily with a 1-hour lunch break at mid-day
Glendale Community College (Glendale, Summer 2024, TBD)  Rescheduled event
Yavapai College (Prescott, Fall 2024 TBD)  
Coconino Community College
(Flagstaff, Fall 2024 TBD)
Scottsdale Community College (Scottsdale, Fall 2024 TBD) 
Pima Community College (Tucson, TBD, 2024) 

Interested in knowing when tickets go on sale or getting added to our Wait List? Let us know that you're interested via our Training Program Interest form.   

Completed Courses
Class 1 - Scottsdale Community College (October 3 - 7, 2022) 
Class 2 - Glendale Community College & Huntington University (December 12 - 16, 2022)
Class 3 - Yavapai College (April 24 - 28, 2023)
Class 4 - Coconino Community College (May 15-19, 2023)
Class 5 - Pima Community College (June 19 -23, 2023)
Class 6 - Coconino Community College (August 21 -25, 2023) 
Class 7 - Yavapai College (October 2 - 6, 2023)
Class 8 - Scottsdale Community College (December 18 -22, 2023) 
Class 9 - Pima Community College (January 8 - 12, 2024) 


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.


Upcoming events

This page is updated with upcoming industry workshops and trade seminars happening statewide. 

To submit information about an upcoming workshop, tradeshow, or event that supports Arizona's industry workforce, please email [email protected]
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Stage 32




The Stage 32 Production Accounting Master Certification Track was recently featured in The Wrap.

Arizona Film & Digital Media and Stage 32 are excited to share a special opportunity with you. This is your chance to get certified as a film, television, and digital media production accountant by Stage 32, the world’s leading online education platform for the entertainment industry. This certification will qualify anyone to work as a production accountant in Arizona. For CPAs approved by the Arizona Commerce Authority, this certification will enhance your understanding of how to work with the Arizona production tax incentive.

And the best part… thanks to Arizona Film & Digital Media, you can take Stage 32’s Production Accounting Master Certification track for 30% off (a $500 value) using this special AFDM discount code: AFDM30

Click here to get started and to get certified!