The Motion Picture Association (MPA) and the Latin American Training Center-LATC today announced a new series of Spanish-language technical training courses for audiovisual industry professionals in Latin America. Registration for the courses, which run from May to July 2022, is now open.
“In Latin America, the Motion Picture Association knows that a diversity of voices – both in front of and behind the camera – creates the rich tapestry of storytelling for our audiovisual industry. We’re excited to work with LATC again to support this training program for below-the-line workers, to help local industries take advantage of growing demand for streaming content,” said Carla Sanchez Armas, Managing Director of Latin America for the Motion Picture Association.
“At the same time that many leading streamers are expanding local production work, we are facing a global shortage of qualified professionals. This reality is being felt in Latin America, and especially in those countries where streaming giants are investing heavily in production, including Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico. Thanks to our partnership with the MPA, this new series of technical courses for below-the-line professionals will help expand workforce production capacity from the ground up,” said Steve Solot, LATC President.
Open only to recent film school graduates and below-the-line technical professionals from countries in Latin America, the new online program consists of five courses taught twice a week in Spanish by renowned Latin American and international industry professionals. Each course will focus on a specific below-the-line technical expertise, as well as LATC experience with previous technical training programs in Latin America. Courses include:
- Production Designer; instructor – Roberto Frisone
- Script Supervisor; instructor – Mariana Gironella
- Film 101 – Basic operating procedures of a film set; instructors – Stefano and Fabrizio Beninati
- Assistant Director; instructor – Bernardo Jasso
- Line Producer; instructor – Carlos Taibo
The cost for each course is USD $30, and USD $20 for women, LGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous People and People with Disabilities, based on LATC’s Diversity and Inclusion Policy, to include participants with different profiles and cultures.
For more information, including registration, dates of courses and deadlines, please visit: Programa LATC 2022
About The Motion Picture Association:
The Motion Picture Association, Inc. (MPA) serves as the global voice and advocate of the motion picture, home video, and television industries. It works in every corner of the globe to advance the creative industry, protect its members’ content across all screens, defend the creative and artistic freedoms of storytellers, and support innovative distribution models that bring an expansion of viewing choices to audiences around the world. Its member studios are Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Netflix, Inc.; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Charles Rivkin is Chairman and CEO. https://www.mpa-americalatina.org/