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Overview

The film industry offers careers that take advantage of a wide range of talents, from writing or graphic design to sound, makeup, marketing, or sales. A career in the film industry might take you from production assistant to studio president, from extra to lead actor. Whether you dream of starring in a major motion picture, producing features, or designing film sets, Career Opportunities in the Film Industry, Second Edition will get you started, with details on 84 jobs in the field. Information on each job has been comprehensively updated, and articles on several new jobs have been added to this edition. Jobs profiled include
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A husband-and-wife team, the Yagers have written extensively for the film industry-their work includes screenplays and celebrity interviews-but their scope here is more practical. The basic content is similar to that of the annual Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with each of the 75 two-page entries examining a position's duties, salary, and employment and advancement prospects; the education, training, and experience desired; the requisite personality traits; the relevant unions and associations; and tips for entry. The entries are grouped according to area (e.g., sound, camera, script), with additional information on top film schools, university programs, film festivals, and commissions in appendixes. With an introduction by Peter Guber, chair of Mandalay Entertainment, this will make a useful though comparatively pricey addition to the already extensive body of film career guides, including more comprehensive works like Jaq Greenspon's Careers for Film Buffs and Other Hollywood Types and Tanja Crouch's 100 Careers in Film and Television.-Anthony J. Adam, Prairie View A&M Univ. Lib., TX Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816073528
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: Career Opportunities Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 296
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition by David Carradine, actor, director, and author ix

Foreword to the First Edition by Peter Guber, founder and chairman. Mandalay Entertainment Group xiii

Industry Outlook xvii

Acknowledgments xxi

How to Use This Book xxiii

Part I Development/Preproduction

The Script

Screenwriter 4

Story Editor 9

Script Reader 11

Literary Agent 14

The Talent

Casting Director 20

Principal Actor 22

Talent Agent 28

Mailroom Clerk 31

Stunt Coordinator 33

Stuntperson 35

Choreographer 37

Animal Trainer 39

Animal Safety Representative 41

Wrangler 44

Producers (Studio or Independent)

Head of Production 48

Executive Producer 51

Development Executive 54

Development Associate 56

Producer 59

Line Producer 63

Unit Production Manager 65

Production Coordinator 67

Production Assistant 69

Directors

Director 72

First Assistant Director 76

Second Assistant Director 78

Script Supervisor 80

DGA Trainee 82

Financing, Legal, and Administrative Issues

Auditor 86

Entertainment Lawyer 88

Titles Registrar 90

Film Commissioner 92

Executive Assistant 94

Part II Production (Principal Photography)

Camera

Director of Photography 100

Camera Operator 103

First Assistant Cameraperson 105

Key Grip 107

Gaffer 109

Best Boy 111

How the Film Looks

Production Designer 114

Art Director 116

Location Scout 118

Storyboard Artist 120

Matte Painter 122

Set Designer 124

Set Decorator 126

Model and Miniature Builder 128

Puppeteer/Sculptor 130

Property Master 132

Lead Man/Swing Gang 134

Costume Designer 136

Makeup Artist 140

Special Makeup Effects Artist 143

Hairstylist 145

Sound

SoundDesigner 148

Sound Mixer 150

Boom Operator 152

Music

Music Supervisor 156

Composer 158

Miscellaneous Support Services

Caterer 162

Transportation Coordinator 164

Part III Postproduction

Film Editing

Editor 170

Negative Cutter 173

Color Timer 175

Special Effects

Visual Effects Producer 178

Titles and Optical Effects Coordinator 180

Sound

Supervising Sound Editor 184

Foley Artist 186

Part IV Distribution, Publicity and Advertising, and Education

Distribution

Film Distributor 192

Sales Agent 195

Theater Owner 197

Publicity and Advertising

Publicist 200

Still Photographer 202

Advertising and Marketing Executive 204

Festival Organizer 206

Film Critic 208

Entertainment Writer 211

Education

Film Instructor 214

Acting Teacher 217

Dialect Coach 219

Association Doctor 221

Film Archivast/Preservatiomst 224

Appendixes

I Educational Resources: Colleges and Universities 228

II Colleges, Universities, and Schools with Relevant Graduate Degree Programs- MA (master of arts) or MFA (master of fine arts) 232

III Selected Nondegree Acting, Directing, and Film Courses and Programs 234

IV Professional Unions and Associations 237

V Competitions, Fellowships, and Internships 244

VI Film Festivals 246

VII Film Commissions 248

VIII Selected agencies Film Studios and Companies, and Libraries and Museums 251

Glossary 253

Selected Bibliography 256

Books 256

Industry Publications 258

Web Site Resources 258

Job Search Sites 259

Index 261

About the Authors 269

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