Calling a project
Since it seems like it takes several companies to make a movie
these days. Always ask for the production office, if the secretary
does not know where it is, ask for the supervising producer’s
office or production manager’s, have the producers name
at the ready. You may want to say you heard about the project
from a friend, some companies don’t like being listed
by a service. Our feeling is its public information, so we
list them. If there is a website listed, look at it. Most
times there is more contact info and more jobs listed there.
You may also want to ask for the particular department head
in your field (if they are hired yet)
Our hotlinks make it easier than ever to submit via email.
Just click, ad short message, resume and send.
We recommend mailing, this we know is more expensive and time
consuming but it gets better results than anything else. Address
it to Production Manager/Coordinator or Unit Production Manager
or your particular department head. Follow it by faxing your
resume with cover letter. Note at the top of page what position
you are submitting. Please no 5 page resumes. Send to all
projects that you are interested in. If you do not get a call
from that project, remember that position might be filled,
but they may call you for the next one. This happens quite
a bit. Always watch for updates in the listings. If the start
date has been pushed back 2-3 weeks or more. It means many
times that they will have to rehire new crew members because
they were already booked on the next show. Call again. Always
make a note on the Report of who you talked to and when they
told you to call back. Write it on the Report or on a calendar,
most times it takes at least 3 follow up calls to land a job.
Most productions have a narrow hiring period.
Don’t get discouraged when calling
You may get a very unhelpful PA that tells you no
jobs available. A few days later you can call and get a totally
different person who maybe more helpful.
Many commercials we list happen very quickly. Therefore
your window of opportunity may be very short. We recommend chasing
the employer instead of the actual commercial, in most cases they
are doing more projects than the particular one we have listed.
N/A means that the information was not available
to us at the time we compiled the listing. Because some of
our listings may be in very early preproduction. Sometimes
we can not get all the information to complete a listing.
However you can always call the production company and make
To successfully use the report please keep in mind the
The success you have with the Report depends on how
well you work the leads we give you. You can not expect to
get a job by just making a few calls. This may sound discouraging
but remember, there is very good money to be made in the industry.
The money you spent on an issue will seem like a small price
to have paid.