Category: Career Advice

Theater Jobs – Stage Manager

Photo via Good Free Photos by Amy Richard of Oregon Shakespeare Festival performance. Every theater production needs a Stage Manager. This person is the right hand of the Director. They do all the scheduling, record all the progress, and hire/supervise

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Film Jobs – The Art Department

The head of the Art Department in film is the Production Designer, while in Television the same job is called Art Director. Just to make sure of maximum confusion, in films the Art Director is a separate position, reporting directly

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Networking Skills

Networking is the foundation of finding work in show business, no matter what area you want to make your career. A personal referral trumps a poorly formatted resume, limited credits, and lack of experience. Knowing someone is the best way

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How to write about “Problem Solving” in your cover letter

“Problem solving” comes up a lot in job listings. When it does, it is useful to give some examples of your ability in your cover letter. Indeed, recently I’ve seen this come up as a requirement in job listings. Like

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What does Success mean to you?

And why is determining this so important? One of the questions I ask my clients to answer is to finish this sentence: “I will consider myself a success when…” Much of time people write simple responses like “I am working

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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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