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First Day on Set: What to Know When You’re Getting Started in the Film Industry

  • 14 Apr 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Media Factory, 208 Flynn Avenue, Suite 2G, Burlington, VT

presented by WIFVNE and hosted by Media Factory

Please register on Eventbrite

What do you need to know to get that first job on a film set? Do you know how to properly wrap a cable? Fly in a pancake? Or lock up a set? When should you expect to be paid and how much? Review set safety concerns to protect yourself and other crew members. 

WIFVNE President Emerita Alecia Orsini walks you through some of the lingo, gear, and best practices for becoming a production assistant.

Wear comfortable clothing so you are ready for the hands-on activities. And bring your business cards because connections today can be collaborators tomorrow. 

Suggested donation:  $25

Special thanks to our event host:

Media Factory is a community media center in Burlington, Vermont, providing the surrounding community with media tools, education, and distribution to support civic engagement, free speech, and independent mediamaking.

Alecia Orsini is an award-winning Producer, Director and Multi-Media professional with 15+ years of experience working in the film industry. She is a Production Manager for film,  and is a Board Operator for radio  at GBH in BostonAlecia recently returned to the director’s chair and completed filming of the short drama Late Fall.

Alecia is a prominent voice in the region's film community as President Emerita of WIFVNE. She also devotes time to Save MA Film Jobs / MA Film Works, working behind the scenes for the grassroots organization supporting Film Tax Incentives in Massachusetts. 

In 2012 she was named one of the Cape & Plymouth Business 40 Under 40 for her volunteer work & entrepreneurship, and in 2019 she was named an Imagineer for her service to the film industry by Imagine Magazine.

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