Launch event for new non-profit will feature speakers, roundtable discussions and more about artistic and technical careers in movies, television, music, and other entertainment arenas.

LOS ANGELES— The Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance (EIPMA), a new, non-profit organization offering mentoring and career guidance to students and young professionals seeking artistic and technical careers in media and entertainment, will mark its official launch at an open house, March 7th, at Avid Technology in Burbank. Open to educators, students and young professionals, the free event will include speakers, panel discussions and information booths centered on behind-the-scenes careers in cinema, television and music.

A coalition of companies and organizations from across the media and entertainment industry, EIPMA is dedicated to nurturing the industry’s next generation of talent. It plans to partner with high schools, universities and entertainment industry organizations to increase student awareness for career opportunities in the entertainment industry through job fairs, speaker programs, webinars and other events. It will also connect aspiring professionals with mentoring and career counseling programs.

Attendees at the open house will learn more about EIPMA’s program and how they can get involved. Scheduled participants include representatives from American Cinema Editors (ACE), Audio Engineering Society Los Angeles (AES), Avid, Cinema Audio Society (CAS), Digital Cinema Society, Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), the Recording Academy and SoundGirls.

“Rewarding, well-paid technical and artistic careers exist across all sectors of the entertainment industry,” said EIPMA president Bernard Weiser. “We want to work with educators, career counselors and others to make students and young professionals aware of these opportunities, and provide them with the advice and mentoring support they need to allow their talents to shine and lead them into the professional world.”

EIPMA was founded to serve as a conduit between entertainment industry professionals and young people seeking career-oriented employment. “Our members have years of experience and knowledge and they are eager to share it to benefit young people and the industry they love,” Weiser noted.

What:                   Entertainment Professionals Mentoring Alliance (EIPMA) Open House

Who should attend: Educators, Students, Young Professionals

When:                  Saturday, March 7th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where:                Avid Technology, 101 South First St., Burbank, CA 91502

Cost:                     Free


A light breakfast and lunch will be served.

About the Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance

The Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentorship Alliance (EIPMA) provides expert guidance to young people seeking meaningful and productive careers in the entertainment industry. We are a coalition of trade groups and professional organizations involved in an array of behind-the-scenes art, craft and technology roles that support the magic of movies, television shows, music, games and other media. Our goal is to ensure the continued health and progress of our industry by nurturing its next generation of talent.

Drawing on the deep experience of our members, we act as a source for career information and counseling. We disseminate knowledge through public events, school programs, media outreach and direct mentorship. We believe in diversity and are committed to assisting individuals across all races, creeds and economic circumstances. We value the diverse experiences and perspectives brought by young people from around the world. Our goal is to serve as a bridge linking highly-accomplished, working professionals with those aspiring to follow in their footsteps.


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