Pilot Career Pathways Training Program

Applicants receiving a credit allocation letter are required to make a financial contribution to fund a Pilot Career Pathways Training Program for individuals from underserved communities to receive training for careers in the industry.

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Ensure CA has a trained workforce needed to support the entertainment industry.

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Improve the preparedness for film industry-related careers.
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Attract new and diverse talent.

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Create a pathway which will make it easier for job seekers to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

Contribution Requirements

Approved applicant’s contribution shall be 0.25% of the estimated tax credit allocation, as verified on the CAL. The contribution must be made within 10 business days after the CAL date; failure to comply with this requirement may result in revocation of tax credits. A Pilot Skills Training Program Advisory Board and the CFC oversee the program with the assistance of a non-profit agent which manages the transaction of funds and training providers.

Career Pathway

The Pilot Skills Career Pathways Program funds collected in fiscal year 2020/2021 will provide life-skills training to individuals from underserved communities accepted through an approved training provider. Beginning fiscal year 2021/2022, the Program expects to fund approved community partners to provide hands-on training, including life and professional skills for such industry and union positions listed below.

Pilot Skills Training Program
  • Apprentice Accounting / Assistant Accountants
  • Apprentice Editor
  • Cinematography / Camera Loader (Local 600)
  • Costume Manufacturing (Local 705)
  • Greens (Local 44)
  • Grip / Craftservice (Local 80)
  • Scenic and Graphic Arts (Local 800)
  • Set Dressing / Decoration (Local 44) • Set Lighting (Local 728)
  • Set Painting (Local 729)
  • Sound (Local 695)
  • Stagecraft (Local 33)
  • Upholstery / Drapery (Local 44)
Important Information
  • Annual Program funded through year 2025.
  • Recruitment from underserved communities through approved community partners.
  • Goal to diversify and increase talent in industry.
  • Train to fill entry level positions in television and film.
  • Provide hands-on training by working professionals.
  • Includes life skills training, such as financial literacy, networking, resume building, interview skills, computer literacy.
  • Provide industry mentor(s) to students to help encourage and facilitate their careers.
  • Upon completion of Program requirements, provide entry into appropriate union.

California Film Commission
7080 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 900
Hollywood, CA 90028
Tel: 323.860.2960 | 800.858.4749
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