2018-2019 YEP Program Application


In 2016, the HPA launched the Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) program, advancing its goal of nurturing the next generation of entertainment professionals and encouraging worthy individuals to follow a career in the media content industry. YEP is but one part of the HPA’s multi-tiered mentorship strategy.

The goal of YEP is to mentor and support the development of individuals in the workforce between the ages of 21 and 35 by introducing them to working professionals, connecting them with events and resources that will further their careers, and encouraging their active participation in HPA and SMPTE.

YEP’s launch was sponsored by the HPA Women in Post Committee, who will again oversee the application process for the 2018-19 YEP program. Prospective YEPs are invited to complete the application at the link below and solicit one recommendation from an employer or professional project supervisor.

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HPA YEP Class of 2017

HPA YEP Class of 2017

YEP Event Schedule for 2018

Open to YEPs, mentors, and the wider community

Workflow Overview Webinar: 04/18/18

Final Color Deep Dive Webinar: 05/09/18

The Art of Visual Effects: How the ILM Art Department Works from Vision to Post Deep Dive Webinar: 07/18/18

Polled Deep Dive Webinar 02 (“audience choice”): TBA (9/12 Webinar cancelled)


Open only to YEPs and mentors

HPA Tech Retreat Meetup: 02/18/18

Mid-Year Checkin: TBD

YEP Graduation Event: 10/12/18


See more upcoming HPA events HERE.

Replay of 5/9/2018 Webinar



YEP Committee