This on-the-job training focuses on NM residents, working primarily in technical positions. FCAP provides as an incentive for participating companies to create job opportunities for New Mexico residents to advance their careers. All FCAP participants must have a mentor. The FCAP program provides a 50% reimbursement of the qualifying participants’ wages for up to 1040 hours physically worked by the crew member. Companies are approved by the Chair of the JTIP Board. Example: a NM Grip who is ready to move up to the Best Boy position would qualify. The Key Grip would be that crew member’s mentor.
Phase I: FCAP company application must be completed at least 30 days before principal photography begins. FCAP company must have a fully executed FCAP grant agreement before principal photography begins.
Phase II: Must be completed must be completed within the 1st week of principal photography. Submission of FCAP trainee applications, resumes, copy of deal memos and NM driver's licenses attached to the portal. Preliminary crew list and call sheet showing FCAP trainees and mentors is required (production will need to highlight trainees in yellow and mentors in another color).
Phase III: Completed after wrap. Submission of final crew list and call sheet showing FCAP trainees and mentors is required (production will need to highlight trainees in yellow and mentors in another color). A PDF of the detailed earnings reports are requested.
-FCAP trainees must work a minimum of 80 hours.
-1040 hours is the max allowed.
-Hours may be updated if the FCAP trainee has “open” hours from another production.
-Only hours physically worked will be approved (i.e. standard time, over time, 6th day, etc.).
-Hourly wage must be consistent.
-Benefits, kit rentals, etc. are not allowed.
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