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Interested in a Career in the Film Industry

IRVING – North Lake College will host a Locations Scout Workshop in partnership with the Texas Film Commission on Saturday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Locations scouts are among the first persons hired to a film production. Scouts find, photograph and secure shooting locations based on the script and requests from production staff. Scouts also negotiate the rental fees for locations, obtain the proper filming permits from governmental agencies and travel a great deal.

This one day course is taught by experienced locations professionals from the Texas Film Commission and will cover basic skills needed for industry employment including, making contact and finding locations; photography, computer and web research to build location files; presenting location options to clients and production teams; making the “ask” to property owners; working with contracts and other paperwork; building relationships with local governments, film commissions, agencies and contacts; on-set responsibilities and wrapping up the location after the shoot.

The workshop is designed to introduce participants to locations professionals with whom they can keep in contact, thus beginning their networking opportunities for finding employment and starting a career. Upon completing the workshop, participants will receive a Locations Scout Workshop Training Certification from the Texas Film Commission and a listing in the Texas Production Directory.

The workshop will take place at North Lake College’s main campus in Irving. Cost for the workshop is $45.00. Any one 18 years old and older can register. For more information, visit the Continuing Education Office (lower level of the NLC library) or call 972-273-3360. 


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Editor's note: for interviews, photo opportunities and media support, please contact Andrea Ciminelli, marketing and advertising coordinator, at 972-273-3005, or the North Lake College Public Information Office, 972-273-3004. 

North Lake College is a member of the Dallas County Community College system. Educational opportunities are offered by the Dallas County Community College system without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex or sexual orientation.