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Does anyone work in the film industry? guidance please...

Nebu kad

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Right about now i am looking for a summer job and would like to explore the option of working in the film industry for the summer. All that i would be looking for would be an entry level type thing since i have not worked on a set before.
But if anyone has some info on how i might go about pluging into this ie. finding people to contact, who to send resumes to etc, then that would be greatly appreciated! Just drop me an email or PM!!

peace,
john
 

TaCk OnE?

TRIBE Member
yah, I know pat and one or two other people that have done it.

you need 3 recomendations from people already in the industry...which are usually just given on spec, or by a friend who knows someone in the indsutry...but they may seem somewhat harder to find.

ask pat for more details, I'm sure he'd help you out.

patiod@hotmail.com


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feisty boy

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getting into film is pretty damn tough - it epitomizes the concept of "it's who you know, not what you know"
commercial production houses and feature offices get a ton of resumes, especially when film school ends for the year.

the technicians' unions have really upped the standards - you need 'x' number of hours worked on film sets before they'll accept you as a permit.

and the feature scene looks pretty dry here, compared to a couple summers ago.

so i would try and get an in with anyone you know, through a friend of a friend or whatever, because sending resumes out and making a million phone calls will become really depressing really fast.

not trying to be a pessimist, just trying to give you a realistic idea, so you're not sitting at home waiting for the phone to ring.
 
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Nebu kad

TRIBE Member
^^^

cool, thanks, i kinda had a feeling that it is all about who you know. Isn't there a list of all the productions scheduled for upcomming months, thereby giving you people to call/send resumes/meet with/repeatively call almost to point of harassment?
 

rejenerate

TRIBE Member
^^ Yes, you can get the list from the Ontario Media Development Corporation. I don't know if they just send the list to anyone though...I saw it when I worked at a PR/promotions company. I think the website is www.omdc.com.

~jen
 
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Guest

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I've been working in the industry for the past 6 months.
honestly, unless you already know people who give you your letters of recomendation you will not get a a good job, seeing as pretty much everything is union.

your best bet is working location security which is not union. The work is easy as fuck, but the pay is shit and the hours are extremly long. I've only worked a couple of shifts that were under 12 hours.

PM me and I'll give you some contact info.
 

jeffpayne

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start in Independant film. It's easier to get in. Otherwise, good luck getting into one of the two major unions that rule over Toronto.
 

Dr. Grinch

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Work for StarCraft, the catering peeps for the sets. Then get a gig as a grip, and work your way up from there..
It's a shit job, but it can lead to good coin if you wanna sell your soul..
 
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Originally posted by Dr. Grinch
Work for StarCraft, the catering peeps for the sets.

they're union to... al least all the ones on the show's I've worked have been.

also you won't get a job as a grip right off the bat, and you need to be union anyway.
 
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