Young Entertainment Professionals Accepting Applications
HPA is now accepting applications for the inaugural class of Young Entertainment Professionals, sponsored and selected by HPA Women in Post. The YEP program is designed to promote the participation of young people within the professional media content industry. It is open to any man or woman between the ages of 21 and 29 interested in expanding their industry knowledge and building their media and entertainment career.
Kari Grubin, WiP Chair, noted, “The HPA is committed to mentoring the next generation of professionals who will lead our industry. YEP was launched to bring 10 young men and women into an environment of connection, education, and community. If you work with or know someone outstanding, please encourage them to apply. Or if you’re 21-29, apply yourself! It’s free, easy, and membership in HPA or SMPTE is not required. The first YEP event is a full day of the SMPTE Conference, a networking mentorship lunch with industry leaders, and meetings with panelists and exhibitors. You’ll be shepherded through the event by a dedicated team of HPA leaders. This is the first of a series of YEP events.”
SMPTE and HPA Women in Post will host the YEPs at an exclusive day at SMPTE’s 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, where they will build a peer community while participating in a full day of mentoring experiences, including private booth tours with technology companies, a roundtable luncheon, and entrance to the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival.
Applications will be accepted until September 15.