LOS ANGELES — The Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance (EIPMA) will mark its official launch at an open house on March 7th at Avid Technology in Burbank, CA. Open to educators, students and young professionals, the free event will feature speakers, panel discussions and information booths centered on behind-the-scenes careers in cinema, television and music.
The EIPMA is a new, non-profit organization that offers mentoring and career guidance to students and young professionals seeking artistic and technical careers in media and entertainment. Made up of a coalition of companies and organizations from across the media and entertainment industry, EIPMA is dedicated to nurturing the industry’s next generation of talent. It plans to partner with high schools, universities and entertainment industry organizations to increase student awareness for career opportunities in the entertainment industry through job fairs, speaker programs, webinars and other events. The organization will also connect aspiring professionals with mentoring and career counseling programs.
Attendees at the open house will learn more about EIPMA’s program and how they can get involved. Scheduled participants include representatives from American Cinema Editors (ACE), Audio Engineering Society Los Angeles (AES), Avid, Cinema Audio Society (CAS), Digital Cinema Society, Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), the Recording Academy and SoundGirls.
“Rewarding, well-paid technical and artistic careers exist across all sectors of the entertainment industry,” notes EIPMA president Bernard Weiser. “We want to work with educators, career counselors and others to make students and young professionals aware of these opportunities, and provide them with the advice and mentoring support they need to allow their talents to shine and lead them into the professional world.”
The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 7th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Avid Technology is located at 101 South First Street in Burbank, CA 91502.