PRODUCTION ASSISTANT INITIATIVE

The Production Assistant Initiative creates an opportunity for ethnically diverse production assistants to work on an NBC show over the course of a season. All NBC scripted and unscripted series produced by Universal Television and Universal Television Alternative Studio are participating in the annual initiative.
To be considered as a Production Assistant on one of our shows, submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Please email your resume and cover letter to nbcunitips@nbcuni.com

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PRODUCTION OFFICE COORDINATOR PROGRAM

The Production Office Coordinator Program gives ethnically diverse participants an opportunity to shadow a production office coordinator on an NBC series. Selected candidates on scripted shows will shadow on a full season of an NBC show, while finalists on unscripted series will rotate through several shows during their production period. The Production Office Coordinator Program... Read More Read More

The Production Office Coordinator Program gives ethnically diverse participants an opportunity to shadow a production office coordinator on an NBC series. Selected candidates on scripted shows will shadow on a full season of an NBC show, while finalists on unscripted series will rotate through several shows during their production period.

The Production Office Coordinator Program is one of the tent-pole initiatives within the NBC Talent Infusion Programs (NBC TIPS) that promotes and encourages people of diverse backgrounds.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be able to legally work in the United States
  • Have production assistant experience. Key PA or APOC experience is preferred but not required

Submission requirements:

  • Resume detailing production experience
  • Bio
  • Responses to two short essay questions
  • One letter of recommendation from an advocate (optional)

The submission form will open Thursday, May 23, 2019 and will CLOSE Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11:59pm PT.

Submit here:

https://nbcunitips.submittable.com/submit/138997/2019-nbc-production-coordinator-program 

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The NBC Emerging Director Program

The NBCU EMERGING DIRECTOR PROGRAM is designed to take directors accomplished in their respective fields (features, commercials, music videos) and give them the opportunity to work alongside episodic television directors. The selected directors will foster relationships and fine tune their art to fit the television format. Read More

The NBC EMERGING DIRECTOR PROGRAM is designed to take directors accomplished in their respective fields (features, commercials, music videos) and give them the opportunity to work alongside episodic television directors. The selected directors will foster relationships and fine tune their art to fit the episodic television format.

Built from a desire to open up the pool of directors with whom NBCU works, the program (in tandem with FEMALE FORWARD) will accept submissions from Nov 1, 2018 – Nov 9, 2018.

The chosen director will shadow for up to two episodes on an NBCU show, from prep to post production. NBCU will provide a flat weekly stipend, along with airfare and hotel accommodation for non-locals during the program. Directors placed on NBC shows will be guaranteed an episode to direct on that show within the same season.

Please note, to be eligible, directors must have directed no more than ONE episode of scripted television.

Finalists will be notified by June 2019.

To watch for updates please follow the NBCUNI TIPS Facebook page and the NBC Directing Programs Facebook page.

Female directors can apply to our Female Forward program (https://nbcfemaleforward.com/) using the same application link.

APPLY HERE: https://nbcunitips.submittable.com/submit

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What’s the Process?

  1. Submission of Portfolio Materials

Nominees are required to submit:

  • One letter of nomination from an advocate of the director who is not a talent representative. Letters of nomination will not be accepted from anyone who works for or with talent, specifically managers, agents, publicists and lawyers.
  • A resume/CV
  • A bio
  • A directing reel
  • 1-3 samples representing the director’s best work (features, short films, music videos, etc.–completed works preferred)
  • OPTIONAL: one additional letter of recommendation
  1. Selection of Program Finalists

The selected finalist directors will be contacted and interviewed by the end of May 2019.

  1. Selection of Directors

The selected director’s portfolios will be sent to participating NBCUniversal shows. Each show then selects which director they would like to take on to shadow for up to two episodes on the show, from pre to post-production before directing an episode.

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FAQ – Female Forward and Emerging Director Program (EDP) application window

To apply for Female Forward/EDP, does someone need to nominate me?

  • You will fill out your own application for Female Forward/EDP that must include a letter of nomination.  This letter comes from someone you’ve worked with creatively in the industry (not an agent/manager) who can speak to your abilities.

Is this Nov 1 application for Female Forward/EDP limited to a certain number of applicants?

  • No, these programs will be open from Nov. 1 – Nov 9.  We will accept any submissions that come through in that time-frame.
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SUNDANCE INSTITUTE NATIVE AMERICAN and INDIGENOUS PROGRAM

The Sundance Institute Native American and Indigenous Program is a year-round program to deepen the commitment to support Native American and Indigenous artists and talent. Read More

The Sundance Institute Native American and Indigenous Program is a year-round program to deepen the commitment to support Native American and Indigenous artists and talent. This program allows NBCUniversal to build relationships within the Native and Indigenous communities and raise awareness of the artistic opportunities available at NBCUniversal through its various Diversity Initiatives and Programs, while creating a pipeline for Native actors, writers and directors.

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