Pittsburgh Film Works is a workforce training program made possible from the generous support from the Pittsburgh Film Office, the Richard King Mellon Foundation, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, and the Allegheny County Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund program.
All training programs have been filled.
Please check back for updates for announcements on new training programs!
TRAINING HAS BEGUN!
I.A.T.S.E. Studio Mechanics Training, Local 798
The IATSE Entertainment Industry Hair Stylist Training is a training in partnership with I.A.T.S.E Local 798 and Reel Works to prepare early-career professionals for successful union careers in the Hair Department for theater, film, and television production.
Congratulations to the 2023 Graduating Class of the Electric Department Training Program!
The I.A.T.S.E Studio Mechanics Electric Training, Local 489 is a training partnership with I.A.T.S.E Local 489 and Reel Works to prepare early-career professionals for successful union careers in the Electric Department in film and television production.
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Congratulations to the 2022 Graduating Class of the Grips Department Training Program!
I.A.T.S.E. Studio Mechanics Training, Local 489
The Studio Mechanics Training is a training partnership with I.A.T.S.E Local 489 to prepare early-career professionals for successful union careers in the Grip Department in film and television production. This paid intensive training is taught by union members with essential work readiness skills provided by Reel Works staff. Graduates will qualify for placement on the permit list for local union productions, thanks to the IATSE Local 489.