Cities: Georgia State Introduces Film, Entertainment Program For Local Youth
Georgia State University’s Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence has started a new program this year to prepare local youth for careers in the burgeoning film, media and entertainment industry in Georgia.
The Careers In New and Emerging Media Areas (CINEMA) Project recruits 18- to 24-year-olds who are not in school and not employed to come to Georgia State’s campus, take courses and gain the skills necessary to secure entry-level positions in information and communication technology that could lead to successful, long-term careers in the film and media industries.
“CINEMA’s mission of providing 20 opportunity youth with the resources, knowledge and support necessary to obtain entry-level jobs in Georgia’s entertainment industry is not only revolutionary, but critical in our endeavor to make the entertainment business a more diverse, inclusive and egalitarian space,” said Taharka Davis, CINEMA Project director.
The Crim Center is partnering with the Atlanta Film Society, Georgia State’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and the university’s new Creative Media Industries Institute to offer classes, project-based learning experiences and paid internships for participants.