The NMFO provides a program for the film and media industry to connect with and hire NM veterans. Operation Soundstage (OSS) is a NM veteran crew training program under the Film Crew Advancement Program (FCAP). This fast-track program is intended to qualify New Mexicans interested in a film and television industry job. Veterans with transferrable skill sets interested in training to advance in a specific craft department to a higher position are good candidates for this program. This multi-state agency partnership aims to increase the hiring and training of veterans and includes the New Mexico Film Office, the New Mexico Department of Veteran’s Services, and the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions.
IATSE Local 480 is the film technician’s union of New Mexico. They represent professional technicians who work below-the-line in specific crafts on film and television productions. The Local will not find work for you but will provide information about available jobs. Visit https://local480.com/ for more details.
IATSE Local 480 is the film technician’s union of New Mexico. They represent professional technicians who work below-the-line in specific crafts on film and television productions. The Local will not find work for you but will provide information about available jobs. If you are interested in joining the IATSE Local 480 contact firstname.lastname@example.org and they can walk you through the process.
*covered craft – ones’ job title – IATSE Local 480 represents 99 different craft departments;
**contract production – any film, television, or commercial production that has signed a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 480 in which the members are represented by the union and receive benefits from the production
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For questions regarding OSS:
Questions about New Mexico Workforce Connection (NMWC):
New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions
Questions about the New Mexico Department of Veteran Services:
Department of Veteran Services
Panel discussion designed for veterans interested in below-the-line technical positions who may have transferrable skills for the local film industry moderated by Talia Pura, with Mike Miller, Jim Twocrow, and Ryan Begay.
Below are NM Veterans available for OSS. They are listed in alphabetical order and have their city, email and resume ready for download.