George Clooney’s filming in Cincy; films have recently wrapped in Akron, Cleveland and Dayton; and you’re wondering “how can I be a part of it?” Well, here’s your opportunity to learn the protocols and procedures you need to be a successful Production Assistant on a film, television or commercial set.
The Production Assistant Training Seminar (P.A.T.S.) is the real deal. This “boot camp” style instruction workshop features practical, hands-on drills, and demonstrations to prepare you you for your first day of work on a professional set. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of what goes on behind the scenes with the Producers, Directors, and Actors. From the page to the screen, you’ll learn the elements you need to understand the PA’s role in the big picture. The program will teach you job search skills, from creating “industry standard” resumes and preparing for a production interview to finding entry-level jobs and applying.
P.A.T.S. is designed for all those who have some set experience but want to hone their production skills to those who are truly “green” and have never worked on a film. Upon completion of the Seminar, participants will be entered into the P.A.T.S. national database, a resource for Hollywood and locally based production companies and local film professionals for crew staffing.
Organized by FilmDayton and presented by P.A.T.S. LLC, Los Angeles, CA, a trusted on-location PA training for film, tv, video, new media and commercial production. P.A.T.S. will be led by Kenny Chaplin, a film industry veteran with experience on Terrence Malick’s “Thin Red Line, shows such as “Runaway Jury,” “Roswell” and “Judging Amy;” second assistant director BODY OF LIES, and the soon to be released TICKET OUT, starring Ray Liotta.
As a bonus for P.A.T.S. registrants – and open to anyone interested in taking their production to the next level, FilmDayton has partnered with the P.A.T.S. team to present a second workshop — Indie Financing: Closing the Budget for your Feature Film. This workshop is designed for producers, directors and filmmakers who are seeking funding for current or future projects. Indie Financing will provide an overview of the avenues for closing the budget for your project, including: pre-sales, studio financing, incentives and subsidies, pre-sales, private equity and bank financing. Indie Financing will be by Doug Lodato, producer (Co-Producer – WILD,WILD WEST) and director of the soon to be released feature TICKET OUT.
Date, Time and Place
P.A.T.S. will take place Saturday, February 26, 2011, from 10am-7pm. Indie Financing will take place Sunday, February 27, 2011, from 10am-2pm. Both programs will take place at Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Room 14-130 – The Forum.
Registration, Payment and Questions
P.A.T.S. (Includes FREE Registration for Indie Financing)
FilmDayton Members $100; Students with ID $125; Non-Members $150
Indie Financing ONLY
FilmDayton Members $50; Students with ID $75; Non-Members $100
Registration after February 15th (Space Permitting)
P.AT.S. (Includes FREE Registration for Indie Financing)
FilmDayton Members $120; Students with ID $150; Non-Members $175
Indie Financing ONLY
FilmDayton Members $60; Students with ID $85; Non-Members $110
Registration includes free parking at Sinclair, lunch on Saturday, and a P.A.T.S. Resource Manual.
This program is generously sponsored by the Levin Family Foundation.
FilmDayton is the go-to organization that supports the creative and professional growth of our region’s filmmakers and the film community. Established in 2007 through the DaytonCREATE initiative to revitalize the region’s economic competitiveness via a creative workforce, FilmDayton presents year-round initiatives including Film Connections, monthly info and networking meetings; classes and workshops that build our member filmmakers’ skills; filmmaking “Boot Camps” and Film Clubs for area students; and the annual FilmDayton Festival. FilmDayton is a publically supported, not-for-profit 501(c)(3).