HBO Inspires Community Program Opportunity

THE HBO INSPIRES COMMUNITY PROGRAM

FOR PROSPECTIVE TRAINEES

WHAT IS IT?

 This program is an opportunity for local students and community members to participate  in a paid Production Assistant training program for 7 days on the setof HBO’s VEEP.

•The internship is a 7 day paid training program on the set and production office during the pro- duction of VEEP You will be working 8 hours/day, withschedules that vary according to produc- tion schedules.

      These will be department specific internships, working closely with veteran  professionals in behind-the-scenes  trades.

      Departments participating in the 2016 VEEP training program include:

PRODUCTION  • ART DEPT  • PROPS 

WHY IS THIS PROGRAM GOOD FOR MY FUTURE?

      HBO is happy to be working in your community to produce award winning stories and series content, and is working to create quality job training opportunities through its  productions.

      It can be difficult to find ‘ways in’ to the complex world of film and television production;  this type of internship program provides exposure to the variety of careers in production, as well as a basic understanding of on set etiquette, hiring practices and  expectations on large productions.

WHAT IT ISN’T

      A job or a guarantee of a job: this is a paid training opportunity. Though participants may find additional work in the industry or on the production after the training program, this  program is designed to provide career exposure in a limited time frame. 

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

      Everyone is invited to apply. Your application is not a guarantee of acceptance or  participation. Your application should include your preferencesregarding department  placements.

        APPLY for the program at www.novacvideo.org/hbo/veep

        TIMELINE:

      Applications due: February 17

      Phone Interviews: February 18-20

      Notifications: February 22

      Training Program: February 25 - March

  Questions about the training program or application process can be directed to Biliana Grozdanova at biliana@novacvideo.org.

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Kevin Sampson

The fact that Kevin Sampson is not just a film critic, but a writer, producer, and director as well makes his understanding of cinema even better. Coming from a theoretical and hands on approach, he understands both sides of the struggle of viewing and creating great works. After receiving an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011, Kevin took his love for film to the next level by creating and producing Picture Lock, an entertainment website, podcast, and hour long film review TV show that runs on Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA. The show covers new releases, classic films, and interviews with local filmmakers in the DMV area. He is also a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and African American Film Critics Association. He is currently looking forward to filming his first feature film in the near future. He believes that film is one of the most powerful art forms in the world, and he hopes that he can use the craft to inspire others and make a difference in it.