The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is on a mission to help close the gap between Georgia's booming film industry and the subsequent production crew shortage by offering programming that focuses on retooling and retrofitting skills from industries that are already closely aligned with the demands of film and television.
On Mar. 22, Mar. 23 and Mar. 24, SBDC will introduce Beauty & Business Behind-the-Scenes Bootcamp, an intensive three-day program to be held at The Engineer Guy Special FX Studio, 1000 Tradeport Blvd, Ste. 1011, Atlanta. Program sponsor The Engineer Guy is Nelson Burke, an SBDC client and a graduate of Clayton State University.
For “below-the-line” positions like makeup artists and hairstylists, salon industry professionals are perfectly poised for retooling training.
Over the course of three, nine-hour days, hair and makeup artists from salon backgrounds will train with experienced union department heads, using a real film script to recreate iconic movie characters. Attendees will also sharpen their business skills in management, marketing and finances for independent contractors.
Makeup and hair are often the highest paid positions on set after the AD department, earning up to $55 per hour on big budget feature films. Hairstylists in salons can make as much as union hairstylists or more, but many of them are self-employed and do not have benefits packages.
The Bootcamp curriculum will be taught by industry veterans Marietta Carter-Narcisse (Makeup), Cynthia Chapman (Hair), and Judiffier Pearson (Business). Program sponsor The Engineer Guy will also present a beginner’s Special FX course. ProductionHUB is the media sponsor for this event.
To register for Beauty & Business Behind-the-Scenes Bootcamp, visit www.MorrowSBDC.org or call (678) 466-5100.