Breaking Into a Film Career

Breaking Into a Film Career - FILM PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT...

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Professor Lisa Cook, UCF FILM PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT NOTES (Aug. 3rd, 2010) PERSONAL GROWTH -Send individual emails to a select few people in mind if you re hoping to land a career in the film world. -Mention any referrals or people you may both know. -No lengthy emails, only list why they should be interested in you. GETTING A JOB (What to Do) -Write a resume and a cover letter. -Conduct research on the company/person you re considering work for. -Start networking (GET OUT THERE -- anyone can get a job if you pursue it, even if you re only a PA) -Make cold calls. -Prepare for and ace the interview. TIPS ON GETTING YOUR FOOT IN -Write that you are seeking an entry level position in the film industry. -List Film and TV experiences, even student films (refer to these as short films, but if asked to tell the truth, then admit they are student productions). -NEVER say no. Opportunity can die as quickly as it comes. -List any jobs or work experience.
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course FIL 4647 taught by Professor Lisacook during the Summer '10 term at University of Central Florida.

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