Career opportunities in the film industry

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Ferguson, Jan 1, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 268 pages
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Lights...camera...action! Detailed profiles of more than 80 jobs in this exciting field.

Praise for the previous edition:
"One of the best resources we have seen out there..."—EntertainmentCareers.net

"...a great way to get the inside scoop on how to break into this exciting industry...informative..."—CareerBookstore.com

According to the Motion Picture Association of America, 607 feature films were released in 2006—an 11 percent increase from the 549 films released in 2005. Since the first edition of Career Opportunities in the Film Industry was published, the digital revolution and the blossoming broadband business on the Internet have changed the way many movies are shot, edited, distributed, and even viewed. Many technological advances have had an impact on the career opportunities now available in the film industry, creating new positions that reflect advances in digital production, distribution, exhibition, and marketing.

Featuring more than 80 job profiles—with five new to this edition—this new edition updates all key information, including salary ranges, employment outlook, and technical advances, and features a new foreword by the late actor David Carradine. Appendixes, which have been completely updated, include directories of colleges and universities; non-degree training programs; professional unions and associations; film competitions, fellowships, internships, and festivals; and more. A glossary defines key terms, and a helpful bibliography includes books, industry publications, and Web resources.

New and updated career profiles include:

  • Actor
  • Animal safety representative
  • Camera operator
  • Director
  • Film editor
  • Location scout
  • Producer
  • Production assistant
  • Screenwriter
  • Set designer
  • Sound mixer
  • Stuntperson
  • and more.

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Contents

Screenwriter
4
Script Reader
11
Casting Director
20
Extra
26
Stunt Coordinator
33
Animal Trainer
39
Director
72
Second Assistant Director
78
Boom Operator
152
Composer
158
Transportation Coordinator
164
Editor
170
Visual Effects Producer
178
Supervising Sound Editor
184
Film Distributor
192
Publicist
200

Financing Legal and Administrative
85
Film Commissioner
92
Director of Photography
100
Key Grip
107
Producers Studio or Independent
114
Storyboard Artist
120
Set Decorator
126
Property Master
132
KeyCostumer
138
Hairstylist
145
Festival Organizer
206
Film Instructor
214
Association Director
221
APPENDIXES
227
Selected Nondegree Acting Directing
234
Competitions Fellowships
244
Glossary
253
Index
261
About the Authors
269
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About the author (2009)

Author of three other novels (REX, UNTIMELY DEATH, and JUST YOUR EVERYDAY PEOPLE) and two nonfiction career books (CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY and CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FILM INDUSTRY), he runs a communication video production and consulting firm, World News and Information Network, Inc.

Jan Yager, Ph.D., is a sociologist and the author of "Friendshifts(R): The Power of Friendship and How It Shapes Our Lives." Recognized as the number one expert on friendship in the country, she has been seen and heard on "Oprah, The View, The O'Reilly Factor, " and NPR, as well as on numerous other national television and radio programs. She lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

A longtime actor on stage and screen, David Carradine was the star of the classic television series "Kung Fu". The author of three previous books and the maker of six popular instructional workout videos, Mr. Carradine lives in Los Angeles, California.