“Future Fellini wanted”: The best websites for film-related job ads
“Clean up in aisle 13.” That’s your aisle and you can only hope it’s a dropped bottle of soda or maybe a spilt cup of coffee. Please Lord, don’t let it be another bottle of red! Either way, you can’t keep on doing the 9-5 slog at your local supermarket. This is a waste of your talents and your degree that you like to bring up anytime someone asks what your long term plans for the future are.
But how do you get out of your day job and into the film industry? Well, first you could check online. There are tons of jobs out there and if you don’t believe us, just look at all these websites posting job ads on the reg. Why not get to applying today? You might just be free from cleanups in aisle 13 in no time at all.
Production Weekly provides professionals in the film and TV industries with the most comprehensive production breakdown available. With a diverse portfolio of film and TV work, it caters to the largest of studio features, the smallest of independent projects, and also to a wide range of television and new media productions.
Price: First month $49.95 then $75.00 per month.
Media Match is one of the longest running and most popular crewing and networking resources for the film & TV industry, connecting a database of skilled and experienced freelancers with the best jobs and opportunities daily across the US.
Price: The basic package is free, Premium is $15 a month, and the Premium Annual is $90.
Entertainment Careers does what it says on the tin, with small companies to major studios featuring job ads on the site (including HBO, Disney, and ABC). If you’re looking for a job in the entertainment industry, Entertainment Careers is an absolute Godsend.
Price: $25.00 for three months, $45.00 for six months, $70.00 for twelve months.
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Production Bulletin claims to be the industry’s largest pre-production database with weekly breakdowns of hard-to-find contact information for the decision makers of major studios, independent film houses, the BBC, Amazon, Netflix, and network & cable TV companies.
Price: $39.95 per month.
Upwork is slightly different to other sites as it involves freelancers bidding on jobs and once a job is secured, all paperwork and payments relating to it have to go through the company.
Price: Upwork charges freelancers a 20%, 10%, or 5% service fee depending on the total amount a client is billed for.