Blue Collar Post Collective Expands to London
In its first international expansion, BCPC will hold regular monthly meet-ups and on-the-ground activities in the U.K.
The Blue Collar Post Collective (BCPC) today announced the expansion of its on-the-ground activities to London, U.K., taking its signature accessible events and meet-ups to the Soho post production scene. The British edition of BCPC will be helmed by London-based editor Siân Fever.
Fever noted, “There are a number of post-related events and meet-ups here to choose from, but London has never seen anything like the BCPC. By keeping our events free and community-driven, we’re providing the access that underrepresented and underprivileged individuals need to thrive in post production. We listen to what our community wants, and we do that — no membership fees required.”
BCPC London will hold its first official meet-up on 18th April at The Coach and Horses in Soho. The launch of London follows an exploratory event in September 2017 hosted by Fever along with board member Janis Vogel and president Kylee Peña. The event was such a hit that Peña and Fever went to work researching how to continue the success BCPC has seen in the US.
Peña added, “Blue Collar Post Collective is a non-profit with very little overhead run entirely by volunteers. As such, we’re only choosing to expand to places with the demand and leadership to sustain our core values of accessibility and support of emerging talent. Siân and I talked a lot about how to make BCPC work for London — while we wanted to maintain the core, every city’s post scene is different and the organization needs to adapt for cultural differences. I’m thrilled to see her make this a reality in Soho.”
Blue Collar Post Collective is free to join and there is no cost to attend any meet-ups or events. The organization is supported entirely by community and business driven donations, and nearly all revenue goes toward the Professional Development Accessibility Program which sends low-income post production professionals to important educational events to provide equal access to career-changing opportunities. BCPC also holds events such as Post Talks with high level industry VFX editors, colourists, sound designers, picture editors, and producers, special events like Life Skills Field Day, resume and cover letter workshops, and other unique opportunities.
The BCPC London kick-off meet-up will be held 18th April at 6PM at The Coach and Horses (1 Great Marlborough Street). People from all areas of the post production industry, at all levels of experience, are welcome to attend this casual social meet-up.
For more information, contact the Blue Collar Post Collective