Film and TV for noobies

  • Tanya Walsh

    Costume Maker

    Like most in these troubled times I'm looking for work. Coming from a theatre background trying to break into the film tv and music video industry.

    I have been taking work experience and placements but am now looking for paid work as think I have gained sufficient experience.

    How can I get my foot in the door?

    I have a good CV, and I've sent out plenty avengers! I have a good website and update and promote it often!

    Ihave built connections. ... but can't get into the high end avenue.

    I know I'm not the only one out there but any tips and advice or useful contacts will be greatly appreciated

    • 20th Oct 2020
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  • Tex Ranger

    Editor

    I can't speak for Costume, as it's not an area I'm too knowledgeable on - however, I would advise anyone pursuing a change in sector to focus on contacting a company whose work they admire within that field. Usually a smaller company rewards with a more empathetic response, but don't be shy to approach larger organisations.

    Now, depending on your temperament, you could utilise the technique David S. Goyer describes at the beginning of his BAFTA lecture: youtu.be/_a-qhIOZcSw

    Cold-calling is tough, but it if you persevere, it'll get you places. Otherwise, if you're patient and pro-active, you'll eventually get there, but it may not be as fast as you hope.

    Hope this helps.

    • 20th Oct 2020
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