Career Opportunities in the Film Industry

Career Opportunities in the Film Industry

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Examines occupations in the film industry, discussing requirements, education, salary, and prospects.

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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.


Publisher: New York : Ferguson, [2009]
Edition: Second edition
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780816073535
0816073538
9780816073528
081607352X
Branch Call Number: 650.147 Yager 2009
Characteristics: xxvi, 268 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Yager, Jan 1948-

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