So, we’re all in this together, right? The whole following your passion, getting into the film industry, trying to survive. Starving artist sort of thing, until you make it big.
So what do you do in the meantime?
I myself am in search of a post graduation job, and it just sucks. So here’s a list of all the job sites I’m applying for, so you guys can get started as well.
The UTA job list: seen at Hollywood temp: http://www.tempdiaries.com/p/job-list.html
For most people this is the go-to place for job listings for assistantships and internships and such. And every once in a while you’ll find some truly interesting jobs posted there. This link is mostly just LA, though there are some NY or traveling jobs in it.
Entertainmentcareers: at http://www.entertainmentcareers.net/sbjobs/
Organizable by area and location? Win! This one has a much wider variety of type of jobs, which includes camera, sports, advertisement, and broadcasting jobs. It also has job listings for all over the country, in case you’re not in LA or NY.
Media Bistro: at http://www.mediabistro.com/
Yeah, you have to sign up for it. But it’s low on the spam and it has a pretty interesting spread of types of jobs, plus jobs all over the country.
So, we all know that agencies are kinda part of the axis of evil. You know what else they are? Kickass.
And pretty much the best way to get connected to everyone within the film industry. Seriously. As an assistant you are talking to the assistants of huge film directors, writers assistants, and producer assistants. And that really boils down to you talking to the future of hollywood, cause give it 10 years, and these will be the people who are running hollywood, and you will want to know them.
Plus, you get to read scripts, be on the front line of deals that are being made, and see the inner workings of hollywood. Once you know the inner workings of agencies, they seem a lot less evil. AND a lot of the bigger ones have training programs. Win!
Basically, call them up and ask where to submit your resume. Simple as that.
And finally, use your creativity. Like a movie/tv show/news program? See what the production company is behind it. Blind call them and see if they’re accepting resumes.
Look at your schools job board. They might have something.
Anyone else have any good job listing sites in the film industry? List them here!