The organizations highlighted provide opportunities and access to the filmmaking process. Both groups hope that through exposure and hands-on learning, participants can forge meaningful and long-lasting careers in media.
Bridgebuilder Cinematic Arts Program
Hollis Meminger, Founder
Bridgebuilder Cinematic Arts Program (BCAP) is a nonprofit founded in 2016 to introduce young women and men of color to careers in film and television. With locations in New York City, Baltimore, and St. Louis, BCAP has managed to secure itself as a fully immersive summer program that teaches both hard and soft skills while providing a holistic approach to individual development. We believe in creating an environment of learning where young minds are able to explore creative ways to tell their own stories.
David Cohen, Co-Founder
Colonel (ret) Maureen Weigl, Co-Founder/Executive Director
Vets2Set (V2S) acts as an open door for veterans, helping them jumpstart a career in commercial and entertainment media. Co-founded by David Cohen, Peter Friedman and Colonel (ret) Maureen Weigl, V2S is a not-for-profit organization that provides U.S. military veterans with an introduction, apprenticeships, training and meaningful employment in media production.
On the third Wednesday of every month, AICP presents webinars highlighting organizations that exist to create opportunities across the spectrum of filmmaking, advertising and marketing for people of color, specifically the Black community. (To view the participating organizations from previous sessions, please click here.) As a major part of the AICP’s commitment to this mission, we are taking away the perceived barriers for why we can’t find diverse talent to fill our ranks. Every month, you will have an opportunity to invest in an organization that will make your company better and make good on those pledges to do your part. The webinars will be open to the entire industry, not just the AICP membership. The ultimate goal of these presentations is to facilitate the action required for companies across our industry to move towards lasting change. Consider these sessions your introduction. We are counting on you to dig in, act, and collectively create a more inclusive and equitable commercial industry.
If you there is an organization you would like considered for the monthly Zoom, please email Kristin Wilcha at firstname.lastname@example.org.