How To Start a Music Career Even if you Can’t Sing a Note

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” – Albert Einstein I often think in music. It’s an inspiring set of words for anyone with an appreciation of how music can change […]

Actor with a Day Job: How To Synchronize Your Time With Your Dream

Typically, there are three kinds of actors. The first and most likely to succeed are those fortunate enough to be formally or classically trained or a graduate of a prestigious performing arts program. Congratulations, may you go forth and conquer. All actors have heard illustrious tales of those who’ve been pushed through exclusive feeder systems, […]

5 Things Every Aspiring Video Producer Should Know

With YouTube, reality TV, and new self-made movie websites popping up all the time, there are more opportunities for amateur filmmakers than ever before. Even iconic storyteller Stephen King sells his short stories rights to film students through a program called Dollar Babies. If your lifelong dream is to be a video producer, you should know […]

The Battle for TV Reporter Jobs: Claudinne Caro’s Journey

After four years of college, multiple internships, volunteer work and many late nights – you probably think to yourself, ‘I deserve a job, I have worked hard at this…why isn’t getting my foot in the door of the television industry easier?” No one could blame you for feeling that way. It should be easier. Wouldn’t […]

Film Industry Jobs: An Insider Perspective on Starting the Journey

Entertainment jobs require a different type of person – someone unaffected, possibly even entertained, by chaos. Nowhere is that more evident than in film industry jobs where working in odd locations for long hours becomes part of a life you now consider normal. For costumer Dawn Leigh Climie, a film industry veteran with over 53 […]

Make a Career out of your Video Editing Skills

In television production there are three pillar skills which if mastered a world of opportunity awaits – writing, shooting and video editing. In the last decade, video editing has become an even more powerful tool as more and more consumers are doing the work that had previously been reserved for special people locked in dark […]

How to Make Yourself Marketable in the TV Industry

Not just anyone begins their career at Harpo Studios, the production company owned by Oprah Winfrey, it takes someone who has gone further than the average and pushed past fear and complacency. Zach Perlinski is one such person, leveraging his experience in college to land a production assistant job with Harpo Studios despite competing against […]

Making the Transition from College Student to TV News Reporter

Life is a sequence of transitions, some harder than others, but none greater than the shift from being a college student to becoming an employee. There is safety in numbers while in college – you are surrounded by friends, easily accessible food sources where someone cooks for you and free cable in common areas – […]

Advice for Becoming a Meteorologist from NBC5’s David Finfrock

The life of a local TV personality is often tumultuous because career advancement usually requires picking up and moving to another market. You may start out in Terre Haute, Indiana advance to Reno, Nevada and eventually settle in for a life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. But chief meteorologist David Finfrock from NBC5 in Dallas chose a […]

Matt Cedeno: Inside the Life of a Hollywood Actor

It’s a story told countless times, aspiring actor leaves family and friends behind to pursue their dreams. They work as a waiter to make ends meet, shuffling off to auditions daily all in hopes of one day catching just a little break. For Matt Cedeno, who plays Alejandro Rubio on the Lifetime hit Devious Maids and Vasquez on […]