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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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Writing a Killer Cover Letter book

My next e-book for Kindle is coming along nicely. I’m so looking forward to being able to publish this guide to help you to write great cover letters for each job application. That’s the first key right there – customizing

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My Holiday Gift to You

This is the last chance to get Work In Production Part One FREE for Kindle for at least several months. If you do pick it up, and feel so inclined, I’d love a review. Click on the Buy-It-Now button to

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“How to Format Your Resume” will be FREE for a limited time

You can download my e-book “Work In Production Part One: How to format your resume to start or upgrade your career in Film and Television production” on Thursday and Friday, December 22nd and 23rd, for reading on your Kindle, or

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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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