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Motion Picture Production Assistant Training 

The Motion Picture Production Assistant Training Program at Cuyahoga Community College trains production assistants to work in Northeast Ohio's growing motion picture industry.  The program prepares those looking to embark on careers as aspiring film crew and media technicians. Many careers in the motion picture and entertainment field begin with the entry-level position, production assistant.  

Developed with the Greater Cleveland Film Commission, and I.A.T.S.E. Local 209, this program provides the unique opportunity to learn directly from professionals working on feature films and commercials in Ohio and the surrounding region.  Click here to view Instructor bios.


Over the course of three to four weeks, instructional modules introduce participants to key and critical production departments, crew roles, equipment and protocols. Upon successful completion of the program, participants gain a basic awareness of film sets and crew positions, enabling them to work efficiently and effectively as a production assistant on film and commercial sets.

The next program begins January 2015.

Please call 216-987-4307 for more information.

For producers and production companies looking to hire production assistants and crew who have successfully completed Tri-C's Motion Picture PA and Crew Training Program, Click here for a Directory of Trainees, skilled and eager to join your crew!

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