What is the “Made in NY” Mentorship Program?
The “Made in NY” Mentorship Program is a pilot program funded by the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting through the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. An initiative of the “Made in NY” program, it works with New Yorkers representing an inclusive range of race, gender, ethnicity, and physical ability working below-the-line in entertainment to build and strengthen their professional networks for the purpose of ensuring growth and long-term, fulfilling retention within the entertainment industry.
This program is facilitated by the nonprofit Independent Filmmaker Project, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, and also the premier advocate for them. Currently, the Independent Filmmaker Project represents a network of 10,000 filmmakers in New York City and around the world.
The program consists of an eight-month fellowship during which 15 fellows will receive creative, technical and strategic guidance by:
••••••Receiving a job placement on a filmed property and an accompanying credit for their work on the project
••••••Receiving ongoing guidance from one-on-one industry mentors who will help mentees establish goals to
••••••prepare them for their fellowships – and careers beyond.
••••••Accessing a monthly series of guest speakers sharing their own stories about their career paths and
••••••discussing in-depth their own work in workshops, case studies and panel discussions.
••••••Enjoying complimentary membership and access to all Independent Filmmaker Project year-round