Giving Back

Giving Back

Ways to give back

  • Provide internships.
  • Training presentations.
  • Facility tours.
  • Participate in person on our panel series discussing career paths.
  • Participate in multi school panel/training summit for college students: Fall 2017 (tentative base locations: Ithaca College and Fordham University with other remote locations connecting for online portions).
  • Serve on panel for bi-monthly live YouTube industry talks “Open Doors” - based out of NYC.
  • Get involved in local chapters arranged by region across NYS.

Open Doors Free Panels

The NYFTSA YouTube Channel

The New York Film & Television Student Alliance (NYFTSA), in partnership with The New York State Governor’s Office of Motion Picture & Television Development, Bronx Community College Media & Digital Film Club, and the New York Production Alliance (NYPA), will be hosting bi- monthly panel discussions with film & television industry professionals called Open Doors: NYFTSA Film Panel Series.
The series will stream live on the NYFTSA You Tube channel and will be archived for future viewing. The program was created to give film students, especially those in upstate regions, the opportunity to virtually access programming that would otherwise be unavailable to them. During the Open Doors sessions, we’ll be taking questions from our live in-studio audience and we encourage our on-line viewers to ask questions via live feed.

Continuing Education Award

2016 NYPA Continuing Education Awards

In 2008 NYPA recognized that the NY production industry was entering a period of major expansion and that there was a need to ensure that young New Yorkers from all backgrounds should be given the opportunity to access meaningful entry points into the industry to pursue a wide range of career paths, including a variety of “below the line” positions almost entirely neglected by existing high school programs. NYPA’s goal was to also increase diversity in the workforce with more women and minority participation. Out of that concern, the Academy for Careers in TV and Film was born. Now, as the industry continues to grow, NYPA has begun to engage high schools in upstate areas to also prepare students for careers in film and television.
Each year NYPA awards scholarships to graduating NYS high school seniors who intend to continue their studies or training to pursue a career in film or television. In the coming years NYPA intends to continue to expand its reach in upstate communities to educate high school students about job opportunities in the film and television industry. To date 19 awards have been granted.

2016 NYPA Continuing Education Award winners:

  • Ember Sheffer of Tamarac High School in the Albany/Troy area (Brittonkill School District).
    Ember was headed to Hudson Valley Community College to study in the Digital Media program.
  • Franklin Demora of ACTvF, Long Island City, Queens
    After a successful internship there at GUM stages in LIC he was offered a paying job and will continue working while attending CUNY’s New York City College of Technology in the Fall.
  • Zahra Khan of ACTvF, Long Island City, Queens
    Zahra is majoring in film in college and definitely plans a career in production once she finishes her university studies.

Members Give Back

NY On Location 2016 – Free behind the scenes fair for all New Yorkers

Past Venues have been Kaufman Astoria Studios/Museum of Moving Image and Tribeca Film Festival

During the free and open to the public event, the community can get a look at stunt performers street fighting, stunt driving and even giving high fall demos, plus you’ll see makeup and hair demos, weather effects like rain and snow and even meet professionals to learn about their experience in film. Visitors will get to check out 20+ trucks and movie trailers – straight from productions shooting in New York-and speak directly with movie professionals about what they do on set. Trucks will include star dressing rooms, electrical, grip, prop, camera, hair and makeup, wardrobe, special-effects, and more. Attendees will also eat like the crew, as catering trucks will be parked along the lot to serve up treats.

New York on Location is sponsored by the Theatrical Teamsters Local 817*, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, and I.A.T.S.E. Local 52*, Kaufman Astoria Studios*, Museum of Moving Image, with additional support from CBS Corporation, The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.*, NBCUniversal*, and Warner Bros. Entertainment and HBO. The event is present in collaboration with the New York State Governor’s Office for Motion Picture & Television Development and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

*NYPA member sponsors:
In addition several NYPA member organizations and production crew also give their time to share their crafts, including: IATSE Local 600 Cinematographers, IATSE LOCAL 764 Theatrical Wardrobe, IATSE LOCAL 798 Make-Up Artists & Hairstylists, IATSE LOCAL 829 United Scenic Artists
SAG-AFTRA – Screen Actors Guild- American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

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