OCTFME Partners with HBO On Training Program For DC Residents

District Residents Will Have A Paid Internship To Work On
Award Winning Comedy Series VEEP

VEEPThe DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (OCTFME) is excited to announce a partnership with HBO that will offer three (3) District residents an opportunity to enter into a production assistant (P.A.) training program on the set of the critically acclaimed, award-winning HBO comedy series, VEEP.
VEEP will film on location in the District of Columbia from February 25 – March 4, and the District residents accepted into the HBO Community P.A. Training Program will be placed in three departments: Production Office, Art Department, and the Prop Department. The trainees will get to work alongside department professionals during pre-production and production, to learn specific skills and build relationships for future opportunities. This is a paid trainee experience for 8 hours a day for the duration of the trainee program.
HBO VEEP Prospective
This program is an opportunity for local students and community members to participate in a paid Production Assistant training program for 7 days on the set of HBO’s VEEP. The internship is a 7-day paid training program on the set and production office during the production of VEEP You will be working 8 hours/day, with schedules that vary according to production schedules. These will be department-specific internships, working closely with veteran professionals in behind-the-scenes trades.
Departments participating in the 2016 VEEP training program include:


HBO is happy to be working in your community to produce award-winning stories and series content, and is working to create quality job training opportunities through its productions. It can be difficult to find ‘ways in’ to the complex world of film and television production; this type of internship program provides exposure to the variety of careers in production, as well as a basic understanding of on-set etiquette, hiring practices and expectations on large productions.


A job or a guarantee of a job: this is a paid training opportunity. Though participants may find additional work in the industry or on the production after the training program, this program is designed to provide career exposure in a limited time frame.


Everyone is invited to apply. Your application is not a guarantee of acceptance or participation. Your application should include your preferences regarding department placements.

APPLY for the program at


  • Applications due: February 17
  • Phone Interviews: February 18-20
  • Notifications: February 22
  • Training Program: February 25 – March 4

Questions about the training program or application process can be directed to Biliana Grozdanova at [email protected].

About the District of Columbia Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment
The District of Columbia Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment (OCTFME) is responsible for implementing, managing, and administering programs, initiatives, and services that support media industry economic activity, growth and employment in the District of Columbia. Washington, DC’s instantly recognizable landmarks, diverse neighborhoods, cultural amenities, and first-class accommodations are just some of the many features that make the nation’s capital a venue of choice for media production.
For more information, contact the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment:


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