Career Opportunities in the Film Industry

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-30
  • Publisher: Facts on File
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A wide range of job possibilities exist in the film industry, and the qualifications needed for each are discussed along with typical day to day job tasks.


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.comAccording 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 ofCareer Opportunities in the Film Industrywas 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 acclaimed 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:ActorAnimal safety representativeCamera operatorDirectorFilm editorLocation scoutProducerProduction assistantScreenwriterSet designerSound mixerStuntpersonand more.

Excerpted from The Film Industry by Fred Yager, Jan Yager
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