Saturday, October 14, 2006

Entertainment Industry Jobs

Entertainment Industry Jobs Students or job seekers interested in pursuing a career in media or entertainment, either in front of the camera or behind the scenes, may be surprised at all the opportunities available. There are entertainment industry jobs posted on many different sites on the internet, including,,,, and many others. Most of these jobs are located on the coasts, in either New York City, or the Los Angeles/Hollywood area. For example, some latest posting for entertainment industry jobs include production assistants, graphic designers, managers, music animators and technicians of all kinds, and student internships for dancers, actors, writers, producers, and those who want to learn everything that goes on behind the scenes of a television or theatrical production. This is just a sampling of course, just to give you an idea of what’s available. Although most of the positions are on the east or west coast, there are entertainment industry jobs located throughout the country. Many of wonder just what it would be like working behind the scenes of an epic film or our favorite television show. College students from participating schools can apply for semester-long internships on such shows as The Tonight Show and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. College credit is earned as a field experience by working three days per week for the length of the semester on the set. Though students are not paid for their time, they are usually reimbursed for their travel expenses to and from the studio. This entertainment industry job also opens a number of doors, and provides an excellent learning experience that also earns college credit. Some internships offer hourly compensation depending on the duties defined in the agreement, which is more similar to regular employment but is for a pre-determined period of time. At the end of the internship the student will be evaluated and possibly offered a full time position. There are also entertainment industry jobs for anyone that wants to be an extra in a film production. Extras are always needed for all types of movies, and a specific look is not always required. Producers are interested in all types of people, and even though most of these entertainment industry jobs do not have speaking parts, they give people that don’t necessarily have any type acting ability a chance to participate. Check out the internet for casting calls held at locations throughout the country on a fairly regular basis. Entertainment industry jobs may also be posted in local newspapers and through employment agencies as well. So get busy looking!