Global Audiovisual Training Center

Key programs designed to meet current training needs for film and TV industries around the world.

Steve Solot

“It is clear that with the continuing boom in demand for audiovisual content, and the forecast for even greater growth, there is a window of opportunity to prepare and train technical crews”. 

Steve Solot
GATC President


Olsberg SPI
Spain Film Comission

Investment in Training of Below-the-Line Technical Professionals

Faced with the unprecedented demand for audiovisual content in all formats, in addition to the anticipated sustainable growth of the audiovisual industry, many countries are investing in training and upskilling their creative industry workforces. 

As shown in the Olsberg SPI study, “Best Practices in Screen Sector Development” (9/2019), skilled labor is one of the four basic pillars of a robust audiovisual industry, with the other three pillars being: incentives, infrastructure and services, and a film-friendly environment. 

Many governments have understood the value of the audiovisual industry for economic growth in their countries due to its impact on other economic sectors and are rushing to meet the needs for skilled crew base to accommodate the demands of streaming services and traditional producers.

Training Programs

Professional Development Program for Below-the-Line Technicians

Courses are conducted on-line in English by experienced, recognized industry professionals in two possible interactive formats:


Master classes


In-depth training

Open to recent film school graduates and below-the-line technical professionals.

Students may be selected by a sponsor together with GATC.

What is Below-the-Line (BTL)?

BTL crew members make up the largest number of positions that are required for a production to operate smoothly.

A Standard BTL Program includes the following courses:

  • Locations Manager
  • First Assistant Director
  • Second Assistant Director
  • Script Supervisor
  • Props Supervisor
  • Production Coordinator
  • Line Producer
  • Sound Designer
  • Special Effects Makeup
  • Costume Designer

Other courses available upon request.

English Course for Audiovisual Industry Professionals GATC

English for Audiovisual Industry Professionals

In this course, audiovisual industry professionals develop the English comprehension and speaking skills needed to work on international productions and to advance their careers.

The course offers:

  • modules for basic, intermediate and advanced English levels;
  • methodology validated by film industry professionals;
  • weekly live and interactive online classes;
  • classes focused on specific jargon, topics and concepts used on production set and in the industry;
  • access to talks and master classes with industry experts.

Intensive Technical English for Audiovisual Professionals

  • Online Short courses in technical English as applied to topics and functions on set and in the audiovisual industry in general.
  • For busy professionals who have little time and well-defined goals.
  • Each course meets a specific professional profile.
  • 8 to 12 students per group.
  • Beginner to advanced levels available.
  • Delivered via Google Meet.

Producer Workshop on Preparation for International Markets

(Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, AFM and others)

This comprehensive 5-day workshop on creative, commercial, legal and project packaging for professional producers includes:

  • 2 individual consultations for up to 8 selected producers; Customized feedback on individual project elements: finance, business and legal planning, rights acquisition, contracts with writers, directors, actors, locations, music, clearances, profit calculations, script writing, pitching and distribution.
  • 4 master classes, one on each area of the consultants’ expertise: Commercial, Legal, Script and Project packaging.

Conducted by 4 specialized international consultants

Harris Tulchin
Harris Tulchin
Harold Apter
Harold Apter
Sandy Stern
Sandy Stern
Steve Solot
Steve Solot

The Global Film & TV Program

The Global Film & TV Program is an annual, unique, 5-day immersion experience in Los Angeles in November for up to 25 professionals from around the world.

Through an intensive agenda of meetings, master classes and conferences, participants learn about the US and global industries, improve project pitching skills, and participate in the American Film Market, the premiere global audiovisual content marketplace.

In its previous 13 editions, this Program has trained more than 200 international audiovisual professionals from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey, India, Australia, New Zealand, Lebanon, Chile, China, South Africa, Ghana, Spain, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Nigeria, Korea, and Vietnam.


GATC is a global audiovisual training center based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Founded in 2008 by Steve Solot, as LATC with an initial focus on the Latin American region, GATC expanded rapidly to other regions as the boom of online platforms for audiovisual content around the world created an increased need for qualified professionals.

GATC Global Audiovisual Training Center

Contact Us

For more information or to request a proposal about the Programs, contact us.