Careers in Movies

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Looking for an entry level job or internship in movies? This is an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have relevant entry level and internship opportunities.

Movies Careers

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Lights… camera… jobs! Lots of people go into making a movie, and you don’t have to be a professional actor to get one of them. You won’t direct a movie right away, but a few areas to consider include:

  • Screenwriting: Write the scripts that eventually get turned into movies
  • Set design: Curate and create settings for film shoots
  • Wardrobe, hair, and makeup: Create the costumes, makeup, and hairstyles for the actors
  • Lighting: Make sure the lighting reflects the mood of the scene
  • Special effects: Create the special effects that wow the audience
  • Production: Assist a producer with the production end of things

No matter which path you pursue, you’ll probably start out as an assistant or something entry-level, reporting to someone with more experience.

While you don’t necessarily need a bachelor’s degree for some of these positions, the degree and any experience gained will set you apart, especially since competition for jobs in the movie business is fierce.

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Get A Rate Elmwood Park, NJ
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Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Movies

American Film Institute Logo

American Film Institute - AFI is an L.A. non-profit that aims "to preserve the history of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of storytellers.”

See the complete American Film Institute profile


Trailer Park Logo

Trailer Park - Trailer Park is a Hollywood, CA based full-service entertainment marketing agency that serves “a broad spectrum of clients."

See the complete Trailer Park profile


National CineMedia Logo

National CineMedia - National CineMedia is the Centennial, CO based company behind much of the pre-feature entertainment and advertising that you see in movie theaters.

See the complete National CineMedia profile


The Tech Museum of Innovation Logo

The Tech Museum of Innovation - The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA is a "hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds."

See the complete The Tech Museum of Innovation profile


IMAX Logo

IMAX - IMAX is the name of a high definition move format as well as a Mississauga, Ontario based company that owns the technology.

See the complete IMAX profile


The Marketing Arm Logo

The Marketing Arm - The Marketing Arm is a Dallas, TX based marketing agency that focuses on building brand experiences through promotions, and they're hiring.

See the complete The Marketing Arm profile


Redbox Logo

Redbox - If you love those little red kiosks that rent DVDs for cheap, then you'll love a job at Redbox.

See the complete Redbox profile


San Francisco Film Society Logo

San Francisco Film Society - If you want to be a part of the San Francisco Film Society, check out their Jobs page to learn more about how you can help them grow San Fran's film culture.

See the complete San Francisco Film Society profile


United Talent Agency Logo

United Talent Agency - If you've always wanted to be a talent agent, then you need to check out United Talent Agency and their entry level Agent Training Program.

See the complete United Talent Agency profile


Tribeca Film Institute Logo

Tribeca Film Institute - The Tribeca Film Institute offers a variety of programs for both filmmakers and youth, and they're hiring right now.

See the complete Tribeca Film Institute profile


Lucasfilm Logo

Lucasfilm - Lucasfilm is a dream employer for many, and if you’re not insanely fanatical, you’re probably not going to be a great fit (unless you’re just really good).

See the complete Lucasfilm profile


Sony Pictures Logo

Sony Pictures - Sony Pictures' entry level job openings include Financial Analyst, Global Ad Sales & Digital Media Coordinator, Marketing Assistant, and Fitness Assistant,.

See the complete Sony Pictures profile


Blue Sky Studios Logo

Blue Sky Studios - Entry level jobs at Blue SKy Studios include Production Assitant, Admin (Production), Temp Animator, Modeler, Character Designer and quite a few more.

See the complete Blue Sky Studios profile


Pixar Logo

Pixar - Positions that new grads at Pixar are currently working in include Technical Director Resident, Animator, Software Engineer, Lighting Director, and Layout.

See the complete Pixar profile


PostWorks Logo

PostWorks - PostWorks is a NYC based full service post production company and they are fully equipped to take a project all the way through to final delivery.

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Netflix Logo

Netflix - Netflix, based in Los Gatos, CA, is the company behind popularizing on-demand media streaming and snail mail DVD rentals and they're hiring!

See the complete Netflix profile


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