No. Many producers own their own equipment and provide QPTV with completed shows that we cablecast. Non-Queens residents must have a local sponsor.
Trainees who successfully complete one of QPTV's workshops are entitled to use the equipment in the particular area of certification (e.g. Editing, Studio or EFP).
QPTV collects a small fee for each workshop. QPTV's equipment, studio and channel time are provided to the community free of charge.
Training is offered twice a year during the Spring & Fall. Training lasts ten weeks. Classes meet once a week. Each session is three hours long.
Training is provided to all bona-fide residents of Queens who are 18 years of age or older. Applicants must show proof of Queens residency and/or be a staff member of a 501 (c)3 organization based in Queens.