Create PA: Pittsburgh Film and Theater Works! is a new partnership between the Pittsburgh Film Office and Pittsburgh Public Theater to attract, develop, and retain crew work talent in film and theater to support the growing arts industry of Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania, and reinforce the growing local entertainment industry by supporting rising professionals and emerging youth in achieving their career goals by providing job training.

CREATE PA: Pittsburgh Film and Theater Works! is a workforce training program made possible from the generous support from the Pittsburgh Film Office, Citizens, the Richard King Mellon Foundation, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, and the Allegheny County Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund program.

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Congratulations to the 2023 Graduating Class of the Pittsburgh IATSE Local 489 Film Wardrobe Training!

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Thank you, Citizens!


Thank you to Citizens for your support of our mission to keep the Pittsburgh region’s entertainment industry thriving! Your generous grant of $200,000 to the Pittsburgh Film Office will enable more workforce training opportunities through Create PA: Film and Theater Works to continue to develop a diverse and inclusive workforce with the skills they need to succeed in the entertainment industry. We are honored to receive this grant from Citizens and appreciate their commitment to strengthening the Pittsburgh film and theater industry! We are excited to partner with Citizens and create a bright future for workers in the Pittsburgh region!

 
 

Congratulations to the 2023 Graduating Class of the Pittsburgh IATSE Local 489 Production Sound Workshop!

 
 

Congratulations to the 2023 Graduating Class of the Production Assistant Training Program!

 


Congratulations to the 2023 Graduating Class of the Hair Stylist Training Program!

I.A.T.S.E. Studio Mechanics Hair Stylist Training, Local 798

The IATSE Entertainment Industry Hair Stylist Training is a training in partnership with I.A.T.S.E Local 798 and Reel Works to prepare early-career professionals for successful union careers in the Hair Department for theater, film, and television production.


Congratulations to the 2023 Graduating Class of the Electric Department Training Program!

The I.A.T.S.E Studio Mechanics Electric Training, Local 489 is a training partnership with I.A.T.S.E Local 489 and Reel Works to prepare early-career professionals for successful union careers in the Electric Department in film and television production.


Congratulations to the 2022 Graduating Class of the Grips Department Training Program!

Photo by Krystle Grandy of KGrandy Media Co.

I.A.T.S.E. Studio Mechanics Training, Local 489
The Studio Mechanics Training is a training partnership with I.A.T.S.E Local 489 to prepare early-career professionals for successful union careers in the Grip Department in film and television production. This paid intensive training is taught by union members with essential work readiness skills provided by Reel Works staff. Graduates will qualify for placement on the permit list for local union productions, thanks to the IATSE Local 489.

Photos by Krystle Grandy of KGrandy Media Co.
Photos by Krystle Grandy of KGrandy Media Co.
Photos by Krystle Grandy of KGrandy Media Co.