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INDUSTRY PATHWAYS FREE SPIRIT MEDIA'S CREATIVE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SERIES

Industry Pathways is a series of industry workforce development programs that help emerging creatives break into the media and film industries. We support young adult filmmakers and open access to opportunities, resources, and connections with industry professionals who can help them further their goals in developing successful, fulfilling careers.

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OPPORTUNITIES

HAPPENING NOW


PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES

SUMMER

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Flash Forward interns and program assistants receive opportunities to gain hands on experience and exposure in the media, film and television industry or in the classroom as crew leaders in Free Spirit Media’s youth summer journalism and broadcast programs. Opportunities are available for young creatives ages 16-24 with a passion for media production or journalism. 


FALL

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THE CHICAGO TRACK WORKSHOP SERIES

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EVENTS: 

The Chicago Track is a workshop and networking event series for emerging creatives who are interested in learning about the film and music industries. All Chicago Track events are free and open to the public for young adults ages 18-25.
 

  • 11/17/2018 - The Chicago Track '18 Launch/Premiere of Fuzzy Legs @ DePaul University Downtown

  • 12/15/2018 - Writing and Development @ Columbia College Chicago

  • 1/19/2019 - Producing @ Columbia College Chicago

  • 2/16/2019 - The Director’s Chair @ Columbia College Chicago


WINTER/SPRING

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THE INDUSTRY PATHWAYS COHORT INTENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAM


The FREE SPIRIT MEDIA INDUSTRY PATHWAYS COHORT TRAINING PROGRAM is a unique opportunity for emerging Chicago-based media makers ages 18-25 to learn fundamental knowledge, build skills and gain the experience necessary to lay a foundation for a successful career in the film, media and TV industries. Previous Industry Cohort productions include Drive Slow (2017), written and directed by Terrence Thompson (Cohort, ‘17) and Fuzzy Legs, written and directed by Amber Eswani (Cohort, ‘18).

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INDUSTRY PATHWAYS

BASIC INFO

AGES: Young Adults 18-25

DATES: Year-round

PROGRAMS:

  • The Chicago Track (LEVEL 3)

  • The Industry Pathways Cohort (LEVEL 4)

  • Flash Forward (LEVELS 3 & 4)

LOCATIONStage 18 Chicago at Cinespace

 
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INTERESTED?

Are you looking for entry and advancement in Chicago's fastest growing media industries?

Fill out our Industry Pathways Membership Form for priority access to InPathways perks, events, and opportunities.

CONNECT

FACEBOOK: /InPathways

TWITTER: @InPathways

INSTAGRAM: @InPathways

EMAIL: pathways@freespiritmedia.org

Get the gig! Become an InPathways Member.

 

We support young filmmakers by giving them access to many opportunities, resources, and connections with industry professionals who can help them further their goals with our FREE Pathways Membership! Pathways members receive access to exclusive, member-only, opportunities including:

  • FREE educational events with Pathways Partners, including IFP Chicago, Stage 18, AbelCine, 2112 and more!
  • Discounted film and media events, screenings, and workshops throughout the city!
  • Gigs, grants, and scholarships
 
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PARTNER

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INVEST IN FUTURE MEDIA PROFESSIONALS

Industry Pathways is always looking for partners in Media Production, Broadcast Journalism, and Emerging Technologies to serve as mentors and lead workshops for our members. If you or your company is interested in sharing your talents with our members, please contact Pathways Manager Chakka Reeves at chakka@freespiritmedia.org