CPB, PBS accepting applications for Producers Workshop

The 2011 Producers Workshop at WGBH will offer successful applicants classes and contact with public television personnel, designed to identify and foster the sector's next generation of creative talent.
June 9, 2011

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is now accepting applications for its 2011 Producers Workshop at WGBH, an initiative of the CPB/PBS Producers Academy.

The workshop will take place in Boston from October 15-21, and the 25 producers selected from the range of applicants will receive scholarships that will pay for the cost of the workshop as well as the week’s travel and living expenses.

The workshop offers an opportunity for producers to learn through classes and direct contact with public television personnel. While it is not intended for beginners, it is open to both station-connected and indie producers; to producer/writers and producer/directors; to those who have worked locally as well as nationally; and to producers working in video, film, interactive media, studio-based and/or field production.

Selected applicants will be chosen for their production talent, commitment to public broadcasting and potential for success in the program. Applicants must work in the United States and its territories.

For more information and applications, click here. Applications are due at PBS by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, July 8, 2011.

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