Training Young People Today, for a Successful Tomorrow
in the Film and Television Industry.
Below the Line Bootcamp is a not-for-profit training program dedicated to the training of at-risk and underserved youth in the fundamentals of film production and giving them immediate opportunities for employment as Production Assistants. BTL Bootcamp also provides continuing mentorship to all graduates as they consider and navigate a career in the film/television sector. The program is free to students and relies heavily on grants and private funding, including recent workforce development grants from the State of New York, The City of Newburgh, and the Orange County Film Office.
Now entering its fourth year, graduates have received the opportunity for immediate placement in paying transitional and then fully paid jobs on set, and of the now 75 graduates, over half of them are currently employed on fabulous jobs here in the Hudson Valley, working for HBO, Crown Media, Netflix, on several independent productions, and of course, with Umbra Stages and Choice Films Inc. Additionally, several of our graduates have recently joined labor unions (including DGA, IATSE, Teamsters/Local 817) and are receiving much needed pension and health benefits.
And that’s just the beginning. With film and television opportunities in the region continuing to grow, we are thrilled to be able to continue training new students in multiple sectors, to be able to place them in jobs on the projects landing all over the Hudson Valley region. CLICK TO GET INVOLVED