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The Academy Gold Rising Production Track is available for students from Los Angeles community colleges, state schools, and trade schools who have a specific behind-the-camera career focuses on cinematography, costume design, film editing, production design, sound, and visual effects. Students in this track will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience shooting on a soundstage, as well as possible on set experience, health and safety regulations permitting. Students interested in the Production Track are also encouraged to apply for an internship with one of our partner companies. 

2024 applications are closed.


Students must be enrolled in one of the following schools or colleges:

  • California State Universities
  • Exceptional Minds Academy
  • Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Game, and Animation
  • Los Angeles City College
  • Los Angeles Trade Tech College
  • Los Angeles Film School
  • New York Film Academy
  • Woodbury University
  • Local community colleges

Students must be focused in 1 of the following 6 disciplines:

  • Cinematography
  • Costume Design
  • Film Editing
  • Production Design
  • Sound
  • Visual Effects

Students must be in the graduating class of 2024, 2025, or have graduated within the last two years.