Breaking Boundaries, May 17 in NYC

New York City-based nonprofit organization Brooklyn Workforce Innovations invites film and television production professionals for a celebration and networking event on the evening of Thursday, May 17th.  The event - Breaking Boundaries - will offer valuable networking opportunities while celebrating industry diversity and a job training program that is connecting hundreds of diverse, low-income New Yorkers with significant career opportunities in the booming local television and film production industry.
 
Since the program launched in February 2006, "Made in NY" has trained nearly 350 individuals and placed highly-qualified PAs on more than 2,000 productions. Graduates have moved into advanced positions including Assistant Director, Camera Assistant, Script Supervisor, Assistant Locations Manager, Grip, Associate Producer, Set Decorator, Casting Coordinator, Set Costumer and more. Notably, graduates are now entering the unions including Local 52 and Local 600, the Director's Guild of America (DGA), Editors Guild and Local 764 (wardrobe union).
 
The Breaking Boundaries event will not only offer BWI's training programs with the critical operating funds they need to continue their important work, but will also honor some of the key supporters and industry leaders working to help low-income New Yorkers break into film and television production.
 
For more information about the event, BWI and to purchase tickets go to: www.bwiny.org/breakingboundaries