Today's entertainment industry includes everything from the large scale productions of the Hollywood studio system, to the independent work being done within smaller markets, to the new media offerings adapting at the fringe of established distribution channels. A lot of attention and publicity is given to the “above the line” careers such as directing, producing, writing, and acting, but just as many career opportunities are available within support industries like post-production, entertainment law, talent representation, public relations and marketing, and social media. The industry is ever evolving in relation to the use of new technologies and business practices, and though it can include an outlet for artistic creativity and expression, it can at times require a good deal of business acumen and entrepreneurship.

Things to Consider

Though the entertainment industry incorporates a diverse number of disciplines, it is also interrelated in terms of the professional communities that work together to create, manage, support, and advertise large scale projects as well as independent media production. Networking is key within this industry, as well as staying knowledgeable and up to date with current productions and trends. Many entertainment career paths require a willingness to start in an introductory position and build the relationships that will be necessary to advance your career.

Gotham Film & Media Institute – Spring Opportunities

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The Gotham Film and Media Institute is now accepting internship applications for the Spring of 2021. There are 3 positions available within the Business Development, Marketing and Membership departments as well as an intern to support the quarterly FILMMAKER Magazine.

By Derek I. Webster
Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers Derek I. Webster
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2021 Virtual Common Good & Creative Careers Networking Event

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Seeking opportunities with a nonprofit organization, within the government sector, or within the creative careers indsutries? Join Yale’s Office of Career Strategy on March 19, 2021, from 2pm-4pm to meet with employers from across these CGCC areas.

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By Stephanie Waite
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Customize the New OCS Weekly Newsletter

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The Yale OCS Weekly Newsletter can now be customized to your interest areas including upcoming events, sample jobs, and helpful articles/blogs. OCS strongly recommends that all students and postdocs take the 2 minutes to update their preferences to ensure you …

By Robyn Acampora
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Careers in the Arts: Who Stays and Who Leaves

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Research by the National Endowment for the Arts, Americans for the Arts, and others confirms the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts and culture sector—since mid-March 2020, the pandemic has (at least temporarily) cost the U.S. arts …

By Derek I. Webster
Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers Derek I. Webster
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Writing Samples

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Guide to Submitting a Writing Sample

Source: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/interviewing/guide-to-submitting-a-writing-sample 

November 23, 2020

Writing samples are used by employers to evaluate your writing skills, tone and style. If you are applying for positions that require strong writing skills, you might be asked …

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