In collaboration with GEI, Vendetta Entertainment will be hosting a Directors Treatment workshop. The workshop will focus on both advertising and narrative content (features, shorts, docs, new media) and enable participants to explore the possibility to create Director treatments for themselves as creators or for commercial pitches.
GEI will be hosting an in-person event with Banijay Americas and Truly Original in New York City. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about both the unscripted and scripted worlds and hear from industry professionals and other special guests!
GEI’s production bootcamp is a daylong workshop to provide an intensive entry-level production assistant training, insight into various aspects of production, and creative networking opportunities.
Attendees will meet professionals from Paramount Pictures Studios as they share their non-traditional career paths into entertainment! Hear their stories, ask questions and learn how they overcame difficulties and persevered toward their professional goals.
The GEI team will be leading a resume workshop for participants interested in receiving tips and tricks on how to polish their resume.
GEI’s sister organization, Creative Ladder, is hosting an event called “Breaking Into Filmmaking as a Creator of Color” with special guest Spike Lee! He will be joined on the virtual stage by three of today's most talented rising commercial directors: Joshua Kissi, Bethany Mollenkof, and Ritesh Gupta. They'll share their advice on getting started in filmmaking, turning it into a career, and making the most of your first breaks, among several other topics.
This panel will feature executives and industry professionals who worked on the John Wick film series and provide insight into their career journeys and share advice for those entering the industry.
GEI will be co-hosting a virtual production assistant training session with Ryan Murphy's Half Initiative Production Assistant Intensive Program. The training will have former Half Initiative trainees share advice about what skills you need as a PA and what the day-to-day production experience is like.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the script to screen process from panelists and be able to network as well.
GEI will be co-hosting an in-person event at the NYC WME offices to hear from professionals at the talent agency and gain insight into representing clients across a multitude of positions in entertainment.
GEI will be hosting a virtual Orientation and Resume Workshop for new participants. Participants will have the opportunity to learn tips and tricks on how to improve their resume as well as engage in peer-to-peer feedback through breakout sessions. During orientation, participants will hear from the GEI team about program offerings and how to prepare for the job search process.
GEI's annual bootcamp, which is in its sixth year, is a daylong workshop that provides targeted professional development training, company partner panels and guest speakers, and networking opportunities for our participants.