Don't Miss the Deadline for the 2013 CPB/PBS Producers Academy

Posted on December 10, 2012

The deadline for the 2013 CPB/PBS Producers Academy at WGBH is Friday, December 14, 2012. To apply for this intensive training program in public broadcasting, please visit the official website. 

For the past 11 years, CPB and PBS have offered a Producers Academy that provides intensive training in public broadcasting production. Many talented individuals have emerged from this workshop, finding success on various public broadcasting platforms. 25 individuals will be offered the opportunity to go to this year’s workshop at WGBH-Boston from Saturday March 30 through April 5, 2013. The goal of the Producers Academy is to encourage a diverse and talented group of producers to create new and greater programming achievements in public broadcasting. The firm deadline for interested applicants is Friday, December 14, 2012. This weeklong seminar is free and open to media makers nationwide who want to develop skills and connections in public broadcasting. Over the seven-day period, participants can expect to attend intensive courses that cover a wide range of production skills, building on the expertise that has made PBS a well-known and respected American cultural outlet.

Participants from past classes have gone on to do great work and now have a unique connection available to them. On the Producers Workshop Online, many past participants post about their experience with the program and share their current projects. This great networking tool is an inspiration for many up-and-coming producers. The CPB/PBS Producers Academy has been developed for producers who create or intend to create works for public broadcasting, either through a public television station or independently. This workshop is intended to give producers already experienced in some field of video, film, radio, or other type of media, a chance to hone and focus their skills in order to move themselves further in the industry. Executive Director Judith Vecchione develops the coursework for the CPB/PBS Producers Academy. Vecchione is a longtime staff member of WGBH Boston, where she has acted as the executive producer for award-winning programs, including Discovering Women, Americas, and De Gaulle and France.  She has also worked extensively with independent filmmakers as the executive producer on various projects such as The CHINA Trilogy and Eleanor Roosevelt, among others. 

For more information on the application process or requirements please visit the CPB/PBS Producer Academy info page. 

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