Attend NAB 2019 For Free with BCPC
The Blue Collar Post Collective (BCPC) is currently accepting applications to send up to ten lower income US-based post production professionals to NAB Show for free. BCPC’s Professional Development Accessibility Program provides airfare, hotel, and conference pass to full-time workers who make less than the median income of their city of residence. Flanders Scientific is a sole financial supporter of one recipient.
Applicants should complete the form in full on bluecollarpostcollective.com/pdap/ before the February 20th deadline. More eligibility requirements can be found on the application, including documentation that must be submitted. In 2017 and 2018, BCPC sent three professionals to NAB each year. Thanks to additional community support and corporate donors, BCPC attendees are more than tripling in 2019. Those considering applying are strongly encouraged to research income in their city – the median income is often much higher than expected, and typical wages for emerging (or re-emerging) talent are not very high.
“Blue Collar Post Collective is the only organization in the post production industry that provides financial support to people for events like NAB. It’s incredibly difficult to make the leap from early to mid-career when you’re hitting a financial barrier. When we can remove these barriers and create access while expecting nothing in return, all different kinds of people will thrive — and that’s the right thing to do,” added Blue Collar Post Collective Co-President Chelsea Taylor.
With an increased focus on inclusiveness in the film and television industry, conferences like NAB continue to try to widen their audience and diversify attendees. The Professional Development Accessibility Program — funded entirely by donations from members and businesses like Goldcrest Post — naturally bolsters this effort by creating a bridge between the wider industry and the diverse membership of the Blue Collar Post Collective. By bringing new faces to major events, we are reminding the wider industry that all professionals, including those who are low-income earners with non-traditional paths, have voices that are of equal value and importance to the film and television community.
The concept for the program emerged when a BCPC member, who was an intern in a New York post house, had a technical paper accepted to a major conference. Former co-president Katie Hinsen was shocked to learn he couldn’t attend the conference to present his paper due to financial constraints and vowed never to have it happen again.
To check your eligibility, read testimonials, and apply for the program, go to
For more information, contact the Blue Collar Post Collective