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.

LIU TV Writers Studio hosting upcoming webinar w/ pitch consultant Laura Brennan

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Showrunner Nikki Toscano (Hunters, 24:Legacy) has said that “Laura teaches you to sell fire in hell.” Join writer and pitch consultant Laura Brennan for a webinar on mastering the new art of pitching on Zoom.

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By Derek I. Webster
Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers Derek I. Webster
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2021 SUMMER INTERNSHIPS posted at United Talent Agency (UTA)

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It is already Summer recruiting season for UTA, and the 2021 Summer Internship Program application is now live. UTA is actively reviewing resumes and would love to see applicants from your Yale! For more information on UTA’s Summer Internship Program, …

By Derek I. Webster
Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers Derek I. Webster
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Adobe MAX 2020 Creativity Conference – 10/20-22

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Build skills in design, video, photography, illustration, UI, and UX. Improve your career and creative process. MAX is a free virtual event
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Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers Derek I. Webster
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Design Brigade & Filmmaking Workshop w/ CCAM this week

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Two more great Creative Careers engagements coming up this week, in partnership with CCAM:

Design Brigade: Community as a Framework for Design
10/14 @ 7:00pm
Participants of the Design Brigade will come together to discuss the ten week summer program for …

By Derek I. Webster
Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers Derek I. Webster
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Travel Reimbursement Program for Yale Seniors

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In an effort to support students pursuing careers in the nonprofit, government and the arts sectors, OCS offers a travel reimbursement program to help offset costs associated with travel for interviews and/or auditions of Yale College Class of 2020 graduates. …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers Robyn Acampora
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