Film Industry Production Assistant Training Program in Boise, Idaho -- November 16-18, 2012
Contact: Peg Owens, Idaho Film Office, email@example.com, 208.334-2470
BOISE, Idaho—October 30, 2012—For over
fifteen years, Ken Chaplin’s company has led production crews on film locations in the United
States, Canada, Europe and Africa. At
each location they sought to hire qualified staff from a pool of local production
assistants. They soon discovered that adequate
production training was lacking. This
realization prompted two film industry veterans to use their technical knowledge
to develop the special P.A.T.S. (Production
Assistant Training Seminar) program.
Kenny Chaplin is coming to Boise from Regina,
Canada, to teach the P.A.T.S. seminar on November 16-18, 2012 at Boise State
University. After completing the workshop, each
participant’s name will be entered into the P.A.T.S. national database which is
available to national and local film professionals and production companies as
a resource for crew staffing on a state-by-state basis. Participants
will also receive a 110-page Production Assistant Training Manual.
"Kenny’s 2011 workshop was terrific and we welcome
him back to Idaho for a second class. Attendees
can get ahead of the competition by learning from one of the top 1st Assistant
Directors in the business, and they’ll have a lot of fun in the process,"
said Peg Owens, Idaho FilmOffice.
Ben Shedd, Cinema and Digital Media Studies adjunct faculty at Boise
State University, who will also present, is an advocate of the class: “The P.A.T.S. program compliments the current
cinema certificate, plus BSU students can receive 1-unit credit for attending
the weekend seminar.”
P.A.T.S. in Boise is open to general
public and BSU students.
General Public $150.00, Area Students $125.00
Full-time BSU students seeking 1-unit credit,
enroll in COMM 294 on your Broncoweb account.
more information and to register online, click here
or visit http://www.filmidaho.org/filmmaker-resources/workshops/.
The Idaho Commerce Film Office is a partner with Project 60, a comprehensive initiative
to grow Idaho's Gross Domestic Product. The media production industry in Idaho is
valued at $36 million with a payroll of $15 million, according to the United
States Bureau of Economic Analysis.