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Learn how to write a fantastic cover letter – FREE books this weekend

Announcing my new book and newest venture I am thrilled to announce the publication of my second e-book, “Work In Production Part Two: How to write a killer cover letter that the UPM will actually want to read.” It’s a

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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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Want your house to be filming location? Here are 10 cautionary tips for homeowners

As a production designer, I’ve worked in many locations in and around Los Angeles, including Griffith Park, the old LA Times building downtown, “the mansion” in Piru, and various sound stages. I shot almost all of one movie at the

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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 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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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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Time to make some changes

Well it seems that I have to change one of my most cherished procedures and pieces of advice – at least most of the time. I have learned that resume viewing algorithms don’t like PDF’s, and find it challenging to

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