To Apply For Jobs In Production
Union vs. Non-Union
union show will only hire union crew. They are required under their
contract to do so. Don't even think about applying to a union show
unless you are in the right union for the job you're looking for. The
exception are Production Assistants (PA's). Since PA's are not unionized
they are free to work on both union and non union shows. However, they
are the ONLY exception.
production crew "resume" is very simple. It consists of a
listing of credits for the shows the crew member has worked on. Your
name, address and contact phone numbers go at the top followed by a line
or two for each credit. Usually, the title of the show, production date,
the name of the director, and the job function performed. Credits can be
divided into sections (e.g., "Features,"
"Television," "Commercials," etc.). If desired, a
section on education can also be included. In addition to listing
university and college training, professional training programs may also
be included in this section.
apply, mail your Credits to the production office address to the
attention of the Department Head for the department your job falls
under. For example, someone wanting to work as a Camera Loader would
submit to the Director of Photography. PA's would submit to the
Production Coordinator, etc.
offices receive a lot of resumes. Most are genuinely looked at but don't
expect to hear back unless they're interested.
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