Category: Career Advice

Interview: Pete Hammond, Writer, Film Critic and Presenter

  Working in production is not the only way to have a great career in entertainment. For people whose talents turn to critical thinking and writing essays rather than screenplays, you can have a fulfilling, successful career as a film

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Do the research and make your application spectacular

If you want your resume and cover letter to grab attention and succeed in landing you an interview, and if you want that interview to go well, you must research the company and the people involved. This advice applies to

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How to Follow Up on a Sent Resume

Calling the production office to follow up on a resume was always my least favorite part of the process. I hated the feeling that I was bothering people, and for a long time I had the notion that if they

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When you need people to work for free…

If you have read here for a while, you know that I discourage recent graduates from working for free on low-budget or student projects, in favor of doing any entry level job, on big, high budget films or shows, or

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Divide your credits by media, not department

I always recommend dividing your resume credits up by type of project rather than department. That is how I write resumes for my film and TV clients. Here’s why: 1.It makes it easy for Producers to see that you have

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New Job Searching tips

As people continue to search for jobs they love, and ask me to help them with their resumes, I continue to learn and improve (hopefully) as a resume coach. Here are a couple of things I have learned recently, one

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My book is now available on Amazon for Kindle

Here it is, newly available on Amazon for Kindle. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MTQPITS Here’s an excerpt: “In my film career, I have worked in the production office, a tiny bit of Wardrobe, and in the Art Department, doing everything from On-set Dresser to

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Prepare for Internships

It may seem early, but if you are in College it is time to start thinking ahead to your Spring and Summer internship opportunities. People on regular season TV shows will be planning their hiatus projects and there are new

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Attitude Matters

One of my favorite parts of the movie “The Devil Wears Prada” is when Stanley Tucci’s character, Nigel, gives Anne Hathaway’s Andy, the talking-to that turns around her attitude. He tells her that it is HER attitude that is the

Interview with writer/director/producer Tom Provost

I am truly delighted to present an awesome interview with multi-talented Tom Provost. Tom is a screenwriter, script doctor, blogger and writing teacher who also directs, produces and edits feature films and successful TV shows, and occasionally still acts. Phew!

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