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 College, Morris Media Studios, 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.