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NBCUniversal to Offer Production Assistant Workshop with Congresswoman Wendy Carrillo and Homeboy Industries

EXCLUSIVE: A two-day intensive professional training program is launched by NBCUniversal in partnership with Assembly Wendy Carrillo and Homeboy Industries.

The Production Assistant Bootcamp will take place September 10-11 and will provide select Los Angeles residents with the opportunity to gain skills, knowledge, and a fundamental understanding of television and film production.

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The role of a PA is an entry-level gateway into the entertainment industry, as it has been for many highly successful producers, directors and crew currently working in the industry.

Supported by NBCUniversal, the Production Assistant Workshop provides a free opportunity for residents of all backgrounds to learn the essential tools needed to succeed. As part of NBCUniversal’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, all NBCU productions aim to pave the way for the next generation of leaders from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.

“With just one opportunity, your whole future can change. I know that from personal experience,” said Pearlena Igbokwe, President of Universal Studio Group. open this door of the entertainment industry to our community.”

“I am proud to partner with NBCUniversal and Homeboy Industries to host what will be the first of many employment and skills training workshops with the goal of creating more equity and diversity in the entertainment industry. entertainment,” said Congresswoman Wendy Carrillo. “This partnership is an example of what is possible to ensure that manufacturing in California continues to be a powerful economic engine for the state, but that its workforce is also reflected in the diversity of the population of the state. ‘State.

“The Production Assistant Workshop will equip participants with skills, knowledge and understanding of film/television production, giving them access to the fundamental prerequisites that allow them to enter the entertainment industry. The workshop, which will be offered free of charge, directly addresses inequalities in access to this type of training, which could lead to well-paying union jobs and a career for life.

Homeboy Industries is donating the space for the two-day workshop. The charity is the largest gang rehabilitation and reintegration program in the world. For over 30 years, they have been a beacon of hope in Los Angeles providing training and support to those formerly involved in gangs and previously incarcerated, enabling them to redirect their lives and become active members of the community. NBCUniversal is inviting select Homeboy Industries customers to participate in the workshop.

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