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West Virginia Film Office Hosts Training Workshop

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The West Virginia Film Office hosted a Workforce Training Seminar for those aspiring to be behind-the-scenes of a movie or television shoot set in our state.

The focus of the two-day seminar was the skill sets needed to become a location scout, like Demian Resnick.

Resnick taught the seminar and said the preference is to hire as many locals as possible for that role.

"It's purely economics. If they can save bringing in people from afar, hire people local, it's better economics for the company that's doing the project, it's better economics for the local economy where you're working, so it's a win-win," said Resnick.

Students who complete the training will be eligible to become listed in the category of 'location scout' in the film office's online crew directory.

Demian Resnick is considered one of the nation's top location managers for feature films, television productions, and commercials. He started his career as a production assistant. He has worked on productions such as "Super 8," "Celebrity Apprentice," "Without A Trace," "Almost Famous," and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."

The West Virginia Film Office's mission is to support commerce by recruiting motion picture, television and related media productions to select West Virginia as a place to conduct business.