• DROP TV • Media Magic • Forge Media • FRAME Workshop •
DROP TV is Spark’s flagship teen filmmaking program. Over the course of the summer, DROP TV youth create original short films across multiple genres that go on to be seen at film festivals, local screenings, and on social media.
DROP TV youth, under the guidance of professional and peer mentorship, are involved in all aspects of production (and post-production): they draft and research story-lines, write scripts, scout out locations, schedule shoots, film and edit their works.
DROP TV is also a workforce development program. Our youth producers are hired for the summer as employees, and youth receive training that prepares them to enter the workforce. This process provides local youth the marketable skills they need to further develop their goals and careers, in the world of media, and beyond.
Teens are invited to apply to Media Magic, our Media Lab held during the school year.
We need your help! The cost of providing this priceless opportunity to the youth in our community is substantial, and we need your financial support to ensure this valuable resource continues. Your contribution makes a quantifiable difference in the lives of local youth.
We are extremely grateful to all of the funders and sponsors who already help to make DROP TV possible!
These include great organizations like: the National Endowment for the Arts, Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation, Dutchess County Arts Council, Dyson Foundation, Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board, Dutchess County Children’s Health Initiative, Community Foundation of Dutchess County, Freygang Foundation, The Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust, the George A. Strba Charitable Trust, Best Buy Children’s Foundation, Verizon Foundation, and Vassar College. DROP TV is also made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
And community-minded business: Optimum, Chronogram, Marshall & Sterling, Alex’s Restaurant, Marist College, Palmiter Benefits, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, and M&T Bank.
If you would like to make a donation in support of DROP TV, please CLICK HERE.
DropTV Paid for in part by Dutchess County.