What are some of the jobs within the industry? For instance, rather than just having a job for the sake of having one that could be unrelated to the entertainment industry, what are some of the jobs one could do to learn some trades within the industry or to possibly make points with those already in the industry and all, etc?
Are there work at home jobs one could do that's related to the entertainment industry?
Probably jobs like Production Assistant on a Film/TV set or at a theatre. The problem is those types of jobs are probably as hard to get as the acting jobs. I've been trying to work on the backstage of theatre/film, but it's a very insular industry and there aren't too many reputable job listings to break in.
Do they provide this information within the Backstage subscription?
I just wanted to bump this. There are jobs like transcribers that are work from home. I haven't personally done it but I see job postings every now and then for them. I saw one that needed a fairly quick turnaround (daily) so as long as you can get them done as soon as you can that should leave time for auditions.
As far as working in the entertainment industry, thats what I do now. I am at the lowest rung of the ladder but it pays a bit more than my full time 9-5 job that I was working before. And that's if I work 2 weeks out of the month it about equals a month's pay. I must note that I don't work in LA so the work that I get where I live is here and there, pretty sporadic. But where there is more work there are more competition but also more opportunities.
I work on sets but am transitioning to also learn more editing so that I can freelance and still be able to go to auditions once I move. I'll update if anyone is curious if this works out well.
A marketing job or at least completing marketing certification ? that would be extremely beneficial for promoting yourself as an actor.
If I want to learn something from home on internet.Is it possible to learn and earn from ?
Most paid jobs in the industry will have you working long hours for low pay starting off. To get these jobs you usually have to know someone or you have to do an unpaid internship first to gain connections.
I agree with Natural-Gift. Marketing jobs are extremely beneficial for promoting yourself as an actor - just be careful that you don't get burnt out on your marketing day job, and don't want to do any marketing for yourself (but c'mon, we're actors. Of COURSE we always want to talk about ourselves).
I know LA (and probably NYC?) has the NBC page program going, and I think it starts in January 2014. My fiance applied for it and is waiting to hear back.
I'm actually going backwards. I'm a filmmaker, but recently experienced some luck with acting. got called for the new Mark Wahlberg movie.. I don't even know what it's called.
I help develop acting reels
That's great. Best of luck with the movie!
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