Jobs in the Entertainment Industry, A list of up to date film job sites (last updated Summer 2019). This article also comes with additional advice on how to find and apply to film job online.
Find a list of film job sites below. If you know of any more that I should add to the list let me know via Twitter @amyclarkefilms
UK - Creative England , BBC careers , The Call Sheet , The Unit List , 4rfv , Mediargh , Searchlight recruitment , Arts jobs UK ,The TV collective , Grapevine jobs , Talent bases , Gems agency , TV Runners, Freelance Video Collective
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Why Apply to film jobs online:
Unless you know someone already working in the industry, online will be the easiest way to find film work. You can use film job sites and Film Facebook Groups to find local productions.
Facebook groups have become a great way to find out about upcoming productions and network with local crew. Use the search bar on any social media to find work. I have found jobs before by simply typing my job title into the Twitter search bar.
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Attend Local networking events:
It is always beneficial to network face to face. You can find events held at local cinemas, film festivals, advertised on social media. Meetup events are held world-wide. Film job sites might have offline events and film schools may hold networking days. Your local film council could also be able to help you.
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Apply To Jobs In Bulk:
You must be persistent. Expect to get 1 out of every 10 jobs you apply for when you are first starting out. When first applying to industry jobs apply to jobs in bulk.
Find at least 5 websites that advertise jobs in your location, find production companies that you would like to work with, follow them on social media, bookmark their career pages. Set yourself a goal, such as apply for 5 jobs a week.
The Four main reasons people struggle to find film work :
They have not defined their job role. If you are applying for feature film work only one person is hired per job role. It’s better to specialise than be a jack of all trades
They do not have any relevant experience. Try to list 5 credits on your CV within that one specific job role. If you don’t have enough work experience find more.
They are not prepared to travel. Any major city in the world will have film work. Being open to travel will help, if you are in a rural location you might have to move.
They are not applying to enough jobs. When first starting out apply to jobs frequently. After a year or so you will start to get called up with job offers. Get yourself into the habit of applying every week, every day and in time your film work will be consistent.
I hope this has been helpful. Are there any film production job sites that you would like to recommend? Let me know in the comments below or find me via Twitter here - @amyclarkefilms