What We Do…

The mission of the Earl Jones Institute for Film and Television (the Earl Jones Institute) is to create and support cultural diversity in the fields of film, television and Digital Media.

This mission is accomplished in part by identifying appropriate candidates for the Earl Jones Institute’s programs, training those individuals, and placing them with suitable prospective employers.

Finding Candidates

The Earl Jones Institute works with educational institutions at the high school and college levels, community organizations, and other non-profits to find individuals interested in pursuing careers in film, television and digital media, with special consideration given to women, minorities and other historical underutilized individuals in Arts & Entertainment.

Specialized Training

The Earl Jones Institute prepares individuals for employment in the fields of film, television and digital media through a series of highly specialized training seminars designed to give participants hands-on experience with the actual equipment used in the production and post-production of digital content.

Reminiscent of the apprentice programs of the early days of Hollywood, the seminars are taught by working industry professionals in the specific crafts. The seminars provide the participants with the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art equipment, and make connections with working industry professionals.

“Reel” Jobs Program

Through its network of affiliated production companies, vendors and distributors, The Earl Jones Institute works to secure entry level employment opportunities and internships for those individuals who have completed the Institute’s training seminars.