How to Get a Job in Hollywood

Learn from a Hollywood insider on what it takes to get a film job in Hollywood.

How to Get a Job in Hollywood

Learn from a Hollywood insider on what it takes to get a film job in Hollywood.
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About the Class

Having worked on movies and television shows such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Walking Dead and Hemlock Grove in visual effects, an active professional in the Hollywood film industry will reveal the tips, tricks, and steps to getting a film job in Hollywood. If you have been trying to break into the Hollywood film industry without any luck, this course will provide the tools and key takeaways you need to increase your odds of success in getting into the game.

Understand what it really takes to make it in the competitive film industry of Hollywood:

Learn through real-life examples and personal observations about what current professionals in the industry do and what recruiters, studios and producers look for in new hires, as well as tips to preparing the resume and website for a first-timer in the industry.

Why this course?

  • Taught by a real professional in the industry who worked on actual Hollywood blockbusters
  • A step-by-step guide with lots of in-depth information
  • The debunking of myths about breaking into the industry
  • Active discussion is encouraged between students and instructor
  • Networking and open collaboration opportunities with instructor and students
  • Coaching and mentoring on discussion boards included

What will you learn in this course?

  • The film industry phases work
  • Various types of entry-level positions get you into different specializations in the film industry
  • To climb the job ladders of hierarchy
  • To identify your current experience, skill and passion levels
  • To gauge where you stand against the professionals in the film industry
  • Recruiters, studios, and producers hire candidates for most film jobs
  • To select the right projects and productions to work for
  • To create a film resume and website that makes sense for your position
  • Existing online resources and other surprising resources help in getting a job
  • To stay in touch with new connections with authenticity and good email etiquette
  • Hollywood myths circulate and what really matters in Hollywood

Complete with additional resources, fun, and engaging teaching style and spoiler alert, a wide unpredictable variety of content delivery methods, students who complete the course will also be awarded a bonus section - kind of like that bonus clip is you sit through the entire credits roll at the end of a film.

If you participate in this course, you will walk away becoming more enlightened and empowered with these new insights and knowledge about how the Hollywood industry truly works, which would put you much ahead of the curve of everyone else who is trying to break into Hollywood.

Author

Vicki Lau

Multi-Hyphenate Artist, VFX Pro, TEDx & Keynote Speaker
Vicki started as a humble student of digital media back in the small city of Singapore with a background in visual effects in film and television and computer programming. Without any contacts or connections in the United States, she began her career at the age of 18 from Singapore, working her way up into the Hollywood film industry and...

School

Vicki Lau's School

Requirements

You require the following things:

  • Passion and good follow-through
  • A pen and paper or a digital notebook
  • A word processing software (e.g. Microsoft Word, WordPad)
  • Optional: A web hosting and building platform (e.g. Weebly, Wordpress)
  • Optional: An image-editing software (e.g. Photoshop, GIMP)
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What's Included

Language: English
Level: All levels
Skills: Job Search, Film Industry, Filmmaking, Hollywood, Career Development, Personal Development
Age groups: All ages
Duration: 1 hour 21 minutes
14 Videos
2 Audio Files
2 Documents
3 Quizzes
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