Gold Rising works in conjunction with various studios, industry suppliers and key organizations to create an eight (8) week summer educational and networking experience as the first part of a multi-tiered program. The summer provides an emphasis on high-quality talent to help college seniors, recent graduates & young professionals acquire the knowledge, skills and connections to achieve success as they navigate above-the-line and below-the-line full time careers in entertainment; while offering unprecedented and exclusive access to the industry through its more than 10,000 members.


Academy Gold Rising is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation. Additional support is provided by The Walt Disney Company, Gucci Changemakers, and the Ruderman Family Foundation.

The Academy Gold Rising Production Track is made possible in part by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund.

Other funding is provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, Critics Choice Association in honor of Chadwick Boseman, and Leon Silverman. In-kind support is provided by Master the Workflow.