April 26, 2016, 06:29 AM
The Blue Collar Post Collective is a non-profit organization that supports emerging talent in film and television post production.
During NAB Show last week, we launched a new program that will award financial assistance to low-income post pros, enabling equal access to important industry conferences, trade shows and professional development opportunities.
â€œThe opportunity to attend one of these events can make a huge difference to someoneâ€™s career, in terms of education and networking opportunities. Unfortunately most are inaccessible to those on a lower income, due to the high cost of attending,â€ says BCPC Co-President, Janis Vogel.
With a recent spotlight on inclusiveness, film and television industry conferences and trade shows are seeking to widen their audience and broaden the range of attendees. The Professional Development Accessibility Program will bolster this effort, creating a bridge between the industry and the diverse membership of the Blue Collar Post Collective. By bringing new faces to major events, we are reminding the wider industry that all professionals, including those who are low-income earners, have voices that are of equal value and importance to the post production community.
The idea for the program came when a BCPC member, who was an intern in a New York post house, had a technical paper accepted to a major conference.
â€œI emailed him to congratulate him on this incredible achievement, and he told me that he couldnâ€™t afford to go to the conference as it was too expensive,â€ recalls Co-President and Program Director, Katie Hinsen. â€œI realized that we could raise a little money from within our community through raffles and fundraisers, and help people like him. And if we raised more, we could help more people.â€
In the spirit of the Blue Collar Post Collective, this initiative is all about the post production community, helping each other out.
Applications will be reviewed by a committee of individuals who hold leadership roles in the post production industry, including Diane Jones, Finance Manager at Post Factory; Rob De Martin, COO Technicolor Postworks NY; Rod Bogart, Director of Production R+D at HBO; and Randi Altman, Editor-in-Chief of postPerspective. The program is led by BCPC Co-President, Katie Hinsen.
To check your eligibility and apply for the program, go to http://www.bluecollarpostcollective.com/pdap/
For more information contact the Blue Collar Post Collective
The BCPC has launched a new program that will award financial assistance to low-income post pros, enabling equal access to important industry conferences, trade shows and professional development opportunities.
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