(left to right) Martin Scorsese behind the scenes on The Aviator with Property Master Dennis Parrish and his daughter, Property Master Hope Parrish
Born out of the theater, the Property Master is responsible for sourcing the items that transport audiences to another world, keep an actor’s hands full, and help writers and directors show —not tell — their stories. The Property Master’s creativity comes through designing, building, buying, renting or doing whatever is necessary to create iconic moments. The Education and Outreach Committee has a three-prong focus to enhance these skills and advance the craft: classes, podcasts, and mentorship.
Coming soon! The Property Masters Guild is currently developing a Masters Class Series curriculum of advanced classes for industry professionals to hone their skills and further their careers. Topics include: interview techniques, contract negotiations, budgeting, navigating on-set culture, research, sourcing, manufacturing, and weapons safety. To be one of the first to find out at launch, please sign up for our mailing list here.
Coming soon! The Property Masters Guild is currently in development of a mentorship program that we hope to rollout soon. To be one of the first to find out at launch, please sign up for our mailing list here.
Caressa Douglas of BENlabs recording a Prop Talk episode with (left to right) PMG Property Masters Mikey Trudel, John Harrington, and Skip Torvinen
Twice-a-month, the Guild releases podcast episodes available on all streaming platforms. Centered around casual talks with Property Masters and other industry professionals, the podcasts open the door to the general public on the inner workings of a Property Department as has never happened before. Tune in for entertaining and educational information that was previously only available to industry insiders.