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 […]

Film Production Jobs: Breaking Into Your New Life on Set

This article is a guest post from Devin Klos, actor, writer and camera tech at CBS, FOX, ABC and Comedy Central. Devin is a production lifer, and has recently launched the wonderfully informative blog IWorkInProduction.com.  Credits scroll quickly across the screen as the movie you just watched ends. As the lights come up, you sit, still […]

How to Make a Short Film: Seven Steps to Make Every Second Count

This article is a guest post from veteran filmmaker Lisa Harold. Some excellent short films have appeared over the years, and they can be just as powerful and engaging as feature films. In fact, because they rarely tend to drag on and lose focus, they can often be even better. Short films are also a […]

Film Industry Jobs: Insight from the Inside

After conducting interviews my normal process is to go over the responses three to four times, write an initial introduction that answers some integral question and then structure the answers into a logical format. I can’t do that with this interview from screenwriter Michael Bruce Adams. I’ve read it four to five times now, gleaning […]

Film School Dropouts: Other Ways to Make it in the Film Industry

There is no secret sauce to becoming successful in the film industry. Traditionally, those with a hankering for being the next George Lucas focus their attention towards the top film schools, where they imagine they’ll learn the ins and outs of the industry both technically and creatively. That path has worked for many, including directors […]

Film Industry Jobs: A Shift From Hollywood to the South

California has always been a hopeful place for career success. It was famous during the gold rush of the 19th century, and until just recently Hollywood enticed aspiring actors with its enormous productions that they could only dream of joining. While California still makes money in movies and television – producers, actors and crew are […]

Film Industry Tips from Veteran Filmmaker Peter D. Marshall

Cliché’s are boring and trite, but more often than not, anchored in truth. Most people espousing career advice will hammer you over the head with some iteration of, ‘it’s not what you know but who you know’. And while it is true in most industries, it carries additional weight in the film industry. “This industry […]

Film Industry Jobs: A Day in the Life of a Costumer

This is part three of our interview series with veteran film and TV costumer Dawn Leigh Climie, part one discussed the process of getting film industry jobs, part two the hardest film she’s ever worked on and the final chapter dives into what life on set is really like. And for the latest jobs in […]