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W.Va. Film Office hosting workforce training seminar

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Film Office will hold a two-day workforce training seminar June 22 and 23 in Huntington.

The seminar will focus on training people to become entry-level production assistants in the film industry. Los Angeles-based Production Assistant Training Seminar will provide skills training.

"Participants in the workshop will gain a thorough, hands-on orientation and understanding of proper set etiquette and procedures, production paperwork, script breakdown, scheduling, walkie-talkie protocol, film set 'speak', and job search and resume-building skills," said Film Office director Pam Haynes said.

The workshop is open to the public West Virginia residents who complete the training will be eligible to become listed in the film office's online Crew and Vendor Directory.

Registration for current members of the Crew and Vendor Directory is $25. High school seniors and college students can register for $25. Members of the general pubic who register by June 7 will pay $35, afterward the charge increases to $45.

Email Lisa Wells at wvfilm@wv.gov or call 304-957-9366 for more information or to register for the training.

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