Brooklyn Young Filmmakers           

PEOPLE'S HOLLYWOOD PROJECT

WHY?!!!

 

So what does that have to do with me?   Or you?

Even your City Council Member, what do they

really know about the NYC film industry?

And what are film professionals and companies

giving back to neighborhoods they shoot in?

IT'S COMPLICATED!  

We're not prepared for jobs in film and the arts*

Nor are we encouraged to be creative

in our everyday lives, which too often 

become just about survival

and being entertained

 

*There are excellent filmmaking programs serving small groups of teens and young adults.  We're concerned about the lack of education in the larger community (what  young people call home).

We don't realize that people in film do many of 

the same jobs we do in the regular world....

But in film there are:

  • different job titles 

  • additional duties and equipment 

  • constantly changing bosses

  • wildly different work environments

  • 15 hr days and erratic schedules

  • need to learn how to problem solve on your own

  • requirement to work as contributing team member

  • love of storytelling

  • ability to articulate what you imagine or question 

  • excitement about constantly adventuring into the unknown

OH, AND ----

YOU HAVE TO HUSTLE TO GET YOUR OWN JOBS!

Another thing they didn't teach you in school

WHAT IS A FREELANCER!

They make up 35% of the national workforce

and that % is rapidly increasing 

 Most jobs in film are freelance and most people start

as unpaid production assistants to get experience

and prove their worth to film professionals who

can recommend them for paid work 

IT'S COMPLICATED!  
But it's not brain surgery  
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