Blue Collar Post Collective West launched in Los Angeles in June 2016, marking the first expansion from the New York based group since its inception. Led by then West VP Kylee Peña, the west coast edition of the group rapidly expanded to hundreds of members. #BCPCWest has held monthly meet-ups in Hollywood nearly every month since, as well as regular free educational panels with notable industry figures such as Catherine Haight ACE and Mark Hartzell, as well as people representing all aspects of post production across television, film and other media.

NEXT UP: July Meet-up – 7/29 - 6PM – Saint Felix Hollywood

Saturday, March 18 at 6 PM - 9 PM PDT

The first meet-up of our second year in Los Angeles! Please join us at our favorite watering hole for a casual gathering with your fellow post professionals! People will be returning from Comic-Con and preparing for EditFest, so there will be a lot to geek out over while sharing a pint or some fries or one Saint Felix's delicious cheese plates.

1602 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028

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STITCH AND B*TCH - 7/23 - 11AM - Solar de Cahuenga

Join us for the first BCPCWest “Stitch and Bitch” on July 23rd at Solar de Cahuenga at 11 am - 2pm! Grab some brunch and work through a craft or two while gathering with fellow Post Production Professionals. The BCPCWest Stitch and Bitch is a traveling crafting circle for people in all areas of post production to hang out and do something with your hands outside of the editing room or the machine room.

Crafting helps with a number of things, like mental illnesses, stress reduction, fine motor skills, and in a group setting, gives a built in topic of conversation for those uncomfortable in social settings/networking events. Plus, it’s fun and you get a cool craft at the end. This is open to anyone of all levels of crafting. Adult coloring books, yarn, basic patterns, hooks and knitting needles will be at your disposal as well as tips on how to get started! If you are already crafty af we encourage you to bring any portable craft with you such as knitting, crochet, sewing, coloring, or needle point!

Back history: “Stitch and Bitch” is a name that has been used to refer to social knitting groups since at least World War II. The term was further used in the 1980s as part of the book “Social History of American Knitting” by Anne Macdonald. It is partly due to the book’s success that the modern day Stitch and Bitch knitting groups have emerged in cities around the world. With over 1460 registered groups in 289 cities worldwide, the social knitting movement has demarked itself as a popular social gathering for avid knitters. BCPC West has adopted this name for its own traveling craft circle as a way to socialize beyond work talk and sooth anxiety.

Stitch and B*tch events are hosted by our BCPC West Newsletter Coordinator Ashley McKinney along with the support of our Mental Health Coordinator Katie Toomey.

Solar de Cahuengo: 1847 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (parking is rough, consider ride shares)

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SPECIAL EVENT: Editfest LA Mini Meet-up - 8/11 - 6PM - Saint Felix

Join us the night before ACE Editfest LA to get the party started a little early with a few dozen of your closest friends! Since so many of our BCPC community are attending Editfest on Saturday, we wanted to put together a mini-mixer on Editfest Eve, especially for those that may be coming in for the event from out of town.

We also encourage you to drop by Saint Felix and welcome the recipient of our Professional Development Accessibility Program (PDAP) financial aid for Editfest, Hillary Lewis. Hillary is traveling from Indianapolis to LA for a whirlwind trip provided by BCPC for career development for emerging talent! Hillary is currently working as an editor for Live Nation/Tour Design Creative in Indiana. Please come and introduce yourself and help her navigate the beginning of her career in post production.

We also welcome the four recipients of community-funded tickets -- Joaquin Elizondo, Isabel Yanes, Clarence Deng, and Luke Palter -- and hope everyone can celebrate the goodwill of our community with them!

We know Friday nights aren't the best time for most people in our community to join together for meet-ups, so we're calling this a mini-meet-up. No FOMO here, we'll see ya'll at Editfest the next day if you can't make it. 

1602 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028

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Notable Past Events

The VFX Pipeline in Post Production featuring VFX Editors, Producers, and Artists from The Molecule LA, as well as Colony, Guardians of the Galaxy, nationally airing commercials, and more. (Hosted by The SIM Group)

Being an Assistant Editor in Scripted Television featuring Hollywood-based assistant editors from The OA, Vice Principals, Last Man on Earth, Preacher, and more. (Hosted by The SIM Group)

Age is Just a Number: Ageism in Post Production featuring moderator Norman Hollyn leading a discussion with a technician, foley artist and Emmy-nominated editor. (Hosted by The SIM Group)

Mental Health in Post: How Are You Doing featuring post production workers from Shooter, Jane the Virgin, Empire, and a licensed marriage and family therapist. (Hosted by The SIM Group)

Making Post More Inclusive featuring post workers from shows like Scorpion, Transparent, Animal Kingdom, True Blood, and more. (Hosted by The SIM Group)