Up to twenty scholarships will be offered to station-based and independent producers for an intensive seven-day, hands-on training seminar at WGBH in Boston, June 21 – June 27, 2008.
Seminars will include contact with some of public media’s most experienced individuals, focusing each day on specific areas of expertise that include proposal writing, production planning and administration, directing/producing, writing, editing and post production.
Other seminars will be tailored to individual interests and needs, with attendees in smaller groups and tutorials with national production staff, sharing current works in progress for discussion and constructive criticism, etc.
The twenty scholarships will cover reasonable expenses including airfare, hotel accommodations, meals, limited ground transportation, and the daily sessions.
Please download the Request for Proposals for detailed information, including proposal requirements.
WGBH Production Workshop scholarship applicants should have extensive production experience, but limited experience on national production projects will not be considered a negative. Applicants may work in all genres of programming; in video, film, and interactive media; and in studio-based as well as field production. Recipients will be selected based on the relative quality of their recent work, their commitment to public television and to sharpening their craft, and their potential to benefit from a scholarship.
For additional information refer to the posting on PBS Connect, or pbs.org or cpb.org, or contact Kathryn Lo at PBS, (703) 739-5226, producers.academy[at]pbs[dot]org, or Angie Palmer at CPB, apalmer[at]cpb[dot]org. Please do not contact WGBH.