S.T.E.P Academics is launching Operation Backlot in Los Angeles providing transitional youth in foster care a career pathway  to entry level employment in film, television and new media. Operation Backlot’s mission is to create  a pathway for  diverse and untapped talent to emerge and  add value to the  industry revenues. S.T.E.P Academics proven success along with the expertise of its staff of career professionals, delivers the skills and  discipline that is required for a sustainable and  thriving professional career.  Program Director Patricia Diggs brings 25 years of media experience in Washington DC and Los Angeles to manage and coordinate the daily activities of Operation Backlot-Los Angeles. Operation Backlot offers an apprenticeship program in conjunction with West Los Angeles CollegeMorris Media Studios, Prime Stone Media, and LA Standard. Our services includes mentorship, counseling and workforce development  for the success of our candidates.  We are focused and dedicated to skill based learning as a pillar of sustainable success in all career endeavors

Los Angeles College
Morris Media Studios
LA Standard
Prime Stone Media
Operation Backlot at AT&T Warner Bros Studio Day
Operation Backlot at Morris Media Studio
Operation Backlot at BetterYouth's "Real to Reel Global film Festival
Operation Backlot at LA Film Festival at the Writers Guild in LA
Metaphor Lounge Historic Leimert Park Los Angeles
Real to Reel Global Film Festival
Production panel "America to Me" at the LA Film Festival
Winning Awards from The Right Way Foundation.
We Want Training For Work!

Ageing out of the foster care system 18+ is uncertain in an unforgiving society. You are on your own! No safety net. We need your help! Here at S.T.E.P Academics /Operation Backlot * 501 c nonprofit) we are providing training and skills on the Backlot of media and film to entry level employment in the film industry. We want to raise 10,000 by the end of 2018. Your contribution will aid with paid training with film industry professionals.

 Your contribution is tax deductible and your gift large or small is deeply appreciated. 

Make check payable to S.T.E.P Academics  EIN#05-0589877

11301 W Olympic Blvd Suite 316, West Los Angeles, CA 90064