Brooklyn Young Filmmakers
PEOPLE'S HOLLYWOOD PROJECT
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?
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:
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
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
But it's not brain surgery