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Before the cameras roll on the big explosions in downtown Cleveland, there’s hours of behind the scenes set up and hundreds of crew members making it possible. Production companies are having trouble finding all the local help on bigger projects like “Captain America” and “The Avengers” and Cuyahoga Community College is about to help fill the need.

“This program is specifically targeted to train people to be entry level positions within a film crew, on a film set, on a commercial set,” Simone Barros, an Adjunct Faculty member, told 19 Action News Reporter Dan DeRoos.

Tri-C has created a new “Film Crew Tech Training Program” in cooperation with the Cleveland Film Commission, and IATSE Local 209, the union who governs crew members. Students will come out certified and ready to get their foot in the door on the next project.

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