A coalition of leading trade and professional groups have formed a non-profit organization to provide mentoring services to young people seeking behind-the-scenes careers in the media and entertainment industry. The Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance (EIMPA) seeks to help the industry’s next generation of talent by offering guidance to high school and college students, military veterans and others seeking to launch their careers, as well as hosting job fairs, panel discussions and other public events.
EIMPA’s member organizations include groups associated with sound and picture editing, visual effects, recording, engineering and technology development. Among them are American Cinema Editors (ACE), Audio Engineering Society Los Angeles (AES), Avid, Cinema Audio Society (CAS), Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), the Recording Academy and SoundGirls.
“The future of the entertainment industry depends on the continuous influx of bright, young talent,” says Bernard Weiser an award-winning supervising sound editor who is EIPMA’s elected president. “Our members have accumulated a lifetime of knowledge, experience and insights across a diversity of specialized crafts and vocations, and they are eager to share their expertise with young people who want to follow in their footsteps.”
For more information please visit www.eipma.org