Georgia Film Academy Offers Free COVID Compliance Course
By Oz Online | Published on September 9, 2020

The Georgia Film Academy (GFA) is now offering its first-ever COVID compliance course (CCC).

The academy is offering the course free to film and television production workers, casts, and crew. The CCC provides an unprecedented virtual training program of safety and sanitation best practices and procedures for anyone who works on a film set in Georgia.

“The GFA is committed to putting Georgians back to work in the film and entertainment industry through this industry-standard course,” GFA Executive Director, Jeffrey Stepakoff, said. “We intend to add value to productions with safety protocols based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Georgia Department of Public Health.”

GFA’s veteran film instructors have incorporated the most up- to-date protocols from the CDC and GDPH to create individualized, trade-specific crafts on film sets. The program will address industry concerns with policies and procedures that ensure Georgia leads the nation in how to safely reopen and operate the film industry.

The CCC holds true to the GFA’s founding goal of building a workforce pipeline for Georgians into the state’s growing film industry. The two-part course may be presented entirely online for employees and on-site for producers, showrunners, and key personnel. The first component addresses basic safety and sanitation procedures for working on-set and the second is a series of shorter, craftspecific instructional videos. Graduates receive certificates of completion from GFA and a handbook of recommended protocols and procedures.

“This is another way we can ensure a bright future for our students,” Stepakoff said.


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