NM Film Office offering free production assistant boot camps

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The New Mexico Film Office is working to get more people into the film industry. The film office announced a new series of online production assistant boot camps. 


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The free one-day boot camp takes place online and will run from November 2021 through April 2022. It will prepare New Mexicans to immediately begin careers as production assistants.

A news release from the New Mexico Film Office identifies production assistants as an entry-level position within a film crew with various roles including office work, errands, set up, and clean up. The Film Office states that strong organizational skills are necessary.

The film office has partnered with CNM Ingenuity to provide the boot camps and will be taught by a filmmaker with more than 30 years of experience, Alton Walpole. His work includes projects “Crazy Heart”, “The Book of Eli”, “Longmire”, “Godless” and more.

The one-day PA Bootcamps will be held via Zoom. Participants must be New Mexico residents over the age of 18 and interested and available to work immediately. More information and a link to register can be found on the CNM Ingenuity website. Space is limited and spots will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

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