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How can you become a working Actor? One award-winning up-and-coming Actor shares his advice and experience on building a career in Hollywood.
Spielberg, Kubrick, Bigelow, Duvernay. We've all got our favorite Directors...but you don't have to be a household name to direct a picture that makes a splash. Here's how one promising young Director got his start in the business.
Producers make movie magic happen behind-the-scenes. If you're the type of person who's hyper-organized and has a knack for making things happen, working as a Producer might just be your dream job.
The Screenwriter writes the screenplay for a film, which includes all scenes and dialogue. They start with a treatment before writing the first draft and making multiple revisions.
Cinematographers create images with the power to affect filmgoers on multiple levels. Discover how they combine technical know-how with artistic flair to bring beauty to the big screen.
Gaffers have a gift for knowing the best way to shape light to create visually striking on-screen images. Here's how to get a foot in the door and work towards your dream career as a Gaffer.
Grips are part of the Grip Department. The Key Grip hires and oversees the Best Boys, Dolly Grips, Hammers and Rigging crew for a production. They make sure sets and rigs are safely built and maintained, collaborate with the Gaffer on lighting and, after the 1st AD, ensure safety on set.
The Composer creates the score for a motion picture through writing, revising, and recording new music to elicit an emotional response.
Showrunners are in charge of the writing and execution of a television series. They run the Writers’ room, guide Directors and creative crew, and collaborate with the studio/network to deliver their unique vision of the show.
Working as a Production Assistant is a great way to get a foot in the door in the film industry. Here's how one PA landed this coveted behind-the-scenes role.
Assistant Prop Master
Assistant Property Masters assist the Prop Master with anything Actors handle on set. They ensure the correct props are prepared, are on hand for the shoot, and are archived once a scene is wrapped.
On Set VFX Supervisor
The job of an On-Set VFX Supervisor is to make sure that the required VFX shots are executed as needed, as well as to manage the VFX budget, schedule and expectations.
The Best Boy assists the Key Grip in running the Grip Department by managing the crew, placing gear orders and keeping track of equipment.
Lights, camera, action! If you're curious about how to become a working Actor or how to get on set as an Extra, you're in the right place.
Movie Development Careers
For many aspiring filmmakers, movie development careers are the dream. Here's where you can discover how to become a Director, Producer, or Screenwriter.
Production: Supervisors Careers
Are you a natural leader with a knowledge base in how to handle locations, script continuity, or keeping crew organized and on track? You might find your dream job listed here in Production: Supervisors.
Film Lighting Careers
The Film Lighting department is filled with experts on how to create realistic light, build atmosphere, and operate the lighting gear that makes the magic happen with ease. Can you see yourself as a Gaffer, Best Boy, or Grip?
Hair & Makeup Careers
Do you have hair and makeup skills? Here's how to get on set to help performers look their best (or scariest).
Production: Sound Careers
As a sound expert, you're integral to the success of a film, TV, or commercial project. Learn how to bring your technical know-how to careers in Production Sound.
Production Art Careers
If you've got art and design skills, Production Art is the place for you. Learn how to combine your passion for film with your love for art through careers in set design, props management, and costuming.
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