Access to the entertainment industry
GEI focuses on the following strategic priorities to ensure that participants are getting real experience towards lasting careers within the entertainment industry:
- Identify and secure job opportunities within the entertainment industry.
- Provide training and community building for all participants.
- Create meaningful connections with companies and entertainment industry professionals.
- Build mutually-beneficial relationships with pipeline organizations.
As part of these strategic priorities, GEI offers paid internships, entry-level job opportunities, on-set production assistant opportunities, mentorships and education.
Getting students to and through college and ultimately into quality high-paying jobs is about so much more than test scores and GPA.
Regional Executive Director of College Track - Los Angeles
GEI has provided me with irreplaceable resources to build my career and knowledge in television. I have become a more confident and efficient person in my career and I continue to grow with their help
Office Production Assistant at Black-ish Season 8 Finale
GEI has made the opportunities I once thought unreachable a rewarding reality. I’m so very grateful to be part of an initiative that uplifts and vouches for the voices that have long been unheard.
Intern at A24/Apple TV+
GEI connected me with some of the top entertainment companies such as Netflix for valuable workshops, and continued supporting me even after they helped me secure internships with companies like NBCUniversal and Lucasfilm. I don’t know if I would have had these incredible opportunities if I didn’t have GEI advocating for students like me.
Entertainment Brand Solutions Coordinator at The Walt Disney Company
GEI connects participants to meaningful, paid internships across the entertainment industry. GEI participants have worked in a wide variety of positions: Brand Strategy, Development, Digital Marketing, Editorial, Feature Management, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Membership and Industry Relations, Post-Production, Public Relations, Social Media, Talent, and TV and Film Production. Through these internships, participants get professional experience and develop the connections to expand their network and learn from industry leaders.
GEI recognizes that personal relationships are crucial to advancing in the industry and closing the opportunity gap. Starting in 2022, GEI participants will be matched with mentors from the entertainment field for one year to expand their network. The mentorship program serves to expose participants to industry professionals and enable them to engage with entertainment leaders to strengthen their professional development, networking and personal growth.
GEI curates educational experiences for participants, including soft skills training, career path exploration, panel discussions with entertainment executives, and workshops that refine particular skill sets.
Entry Level Job Opportunities
GEI helps participants secure entry-level jobs and navigate the professional world once they graduate from college. GEI also provides an optional one-on-one coaching program to assist participants with their career path.
On-set Production Assistant (PA) Opportunities
GEI partners with productions across the United States and Canada to provide production assistant opportunities to participants in a variety of departments including Art, Assistant Director, Camera, Costume, Editorial, the Production Office, Set Design, and VFX.