UTA Joblist 12/12/17


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UNITED TALENT AGENCY
Entertainment Job List
(As of 12/12/17)

NOTE: Unless specific permission is given within the listing, DO NOT CALL about positions or to follow up.

Please do NOT post this list anywhere online without express prior written permission.

EXECUTIVE & MANAGEMENT POSITIONS

Sony/ATV Music Publishing is seeking to hire a Manager, Theatrical Development in New York. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, negotiating live stage performance deals, processing synchronization licenses, managing stage budget, and researching rights and restrictions on Sony/ATV catalong songs. Ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, three to six years of relevant sales experience, be a self-starter, extremely organized, analytically inclined, and possess polished presentation and interpersonal skills. To apply: humanresources@sonyatv.com 12/8

Independent film production, finance, and distribution company is seeking a Financial Controller. The position will report directly to our COO and will interact with the CFO of our foreign parent company. This candidate should demonstrate leadership qualities and solid accounting experience. Additionally, this person must be able to work under specific timelines. Mandarin Bilingual candidates with eight to twelve years of experience preferred. Please send your resume and cover letter to ruby@thehollectivefilms.com 12/8

Awesomeness is looking for a Manager in the scripted department of their kids division, DreamWorksTV. The candidate should have a minimum of six plus years storytelling experience in TV, features and/or digital content. A strong passion for and understanding of current trends is vital, along with a voracious appetite for TV and film. The role will require bringing in new material, developing it for long and short form content, having deep relationships with representatives, writers and directors, and keeping up with our target audience. Candidates should possess an interest in creating content for kids 8-12 years old, comedic sensibility and/or background, and a creative approach to problem solving. Please send resumes to careers@awesomenesstv.com 12/5

The A List seeks an account executive to support client roster and oversee contracts for new and existing business. Ideal candidate is a team player with strong organizational/ communication skills who can manage multiple accounts. A minimum of three plus years experience in entertainment is required. Agency/booking background is preferred. Must thrive in a high pressure and have exceptional relationships with talent, agents, managers and publicists. Please send resumes to contact@thealist.us 12/5

Seeking a Development Executive to foster new projects at a dynamic, award-winning, documentary-focused production company. Strong research and writing skills required. Investigative journalism background or prior non-fiction research/writing experience preferred. Experience in film/TV industry a strong plus. Should also be comfortable pitching projects and creating treatments/look books. Please send resume and brief cover letter to natalie@deliriofilms.com 11/21

ASSISTANT LEVEL

20th Century Fox TV’s Current Programming department is looking for an Assistant for two high level executives. High volume desk with creative responsibilities on dramas and comedies, as well as managing heavy phones and scheduling. Candidate must be extremely detail oriented, organized and passionate about TV. Required one and a half year minimum experience on high level desk, preferably assisting multiple executives. Please send resumes to 20thcurrentasst@gmail.com 12/12

Archie Comics is seeking a shared Assistant to the CEO and Head of Development. Company credits include “Riverdale” on the CW and the upcoming “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” on Netflix, plus a deep library of IP to explore for our growing slate. Ideal candidate is an excellent multi-tasker, loves to read, personable, and highly self-sufficient. Responsibilities include phones, scheduling, submissions, reading, travel, and general office tasks. Minimum one year on a high-volume desk required (agency experience a plus, but not a dealbreaker). Email resumes to archiecomicsasst@gmail.com 12/12

A list actress in search of a new Production Assistant while filming the lead of a major television series from January-June 2018. LA based and position is moving quickly. Please send your resumes to wagmanr@unitedtalent.com 12/12

Looking for a Coordinator/Assistant who is proficient in marketing and sales and is passionate about crazy foods, influencers, and entertainment. Also looking for an all around graphic designer. Tasks include but not limited to posters designs, photo editing, product design, decks, and one sheets. Please send resumes and porfotlios to gil@brandablela.com 12/12

Lane Management Group seeks an ambitious, self-sufficient Assistant. Duties include (but are not limited to): runs and errands, correspondence for and maintenance of Talent Manager’s personal schedule, administrative support, filing paperwork, assisting Bookkeeper, email and phone correspondence, updating demo reels, formatting and editing electronic photographs, research of projects and client information, and organizing and composing press kits. Knowledge of QuickBooks and Final Cut Pro is a plus. Please send resume and cover letter to lmg@lanemanagement.com 12/12

Chris Petrikin, the President of Corporate Communications at Paramount, is looking for an Executive Assistant with at least one year of agency (or equivalent) experience. Hoping you could help us out! Please send resumes to maya_kambe@paramount.com 12/8

Nat Geo is looking for an Executive Assistant to support EVP Carolyn Bernstein on the Nat Geo Scripted Television team (Genius, upcoming The Long Road Home). The individual will be organized, be able to identify priorities, have a flexible mindset, be an effective communicator and a team player, and handle confidential information with discretion in a fast-paced environment. At least one year of agency/management experience required. Email resume to nationalgeographic.la@gmail.com 12/8

Good Universe (The Disaster Artist, Don’t Breathe, Neighbors) is looking for an Assistant to their Director of Development, Brady Fujikawa. Typical assistant duties apply including rolling calls, scheduling, expenses, etc. Agency experience preferred, as the job has a major emphasis on material tracking. Great opportunity to grow and learn at a ery productive, high volume company. Please send resumes to bfujikawa@good-universe.com 12/8

Footprint Features is currently seeking a highly qualified Assistant to the CEO. Previous agency or management experience is required, and applicants must be comfortable handling phones, emails, scheduling, and travel. We’re looking for someone detail-oriented and capable of juggling multiple tasks, with a level of comfort running social media for the company. Footprint is a financing production company that focuses on grounded, character driven comedies, dramas, and thrillers with mainstream appeal in the 3-15M space, and we’re looking for someone with an interest in and knowledge of those kinds of movies. If you have any questions, please reach out to emily@footprintfeatures.com 12/8

Electric Entertainment, a full-service film, television, post production and sales company is seeking a skilled, proactive Assistant to join its Development and Acquisitions team. Job responsibilities include fielding and rolling calls; scheduling both internal and external meetings and some research as needed; film and TV tracking, acquisitions tracking, knowledge of new writers and directors and a lot of reading and coverage. Agency experience is preferred and a familiarity with Outlook, Studio System, Excel and technology in general is a plus. Experience doing efficient and effective script coverage is required. Please enjoy multi-tasking and working in a fast-paced environment. Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@electricentertainment.com 12/8

DDA Talent Agency looking for a full time Feature/TV Assistant. Duties include going through all feature/TV news and gathering all the information on what projects are going into production, creating weekly tracking reports, double checking contracts for agents, so someone who is very organized is a must. Must have a strong understanding of the TV and feature production cycle and who the production companies and studios are is a big plus and know how to use IMDB Pro, Studio System, Production leads. Send resumes to davida@ddatalent.com 12/8

Echo Lake Entertainment is seeking an Assistant for two busy TV/film literary managers. Key tasks include working the phones, scheduling for the managers and for their clients, reading scripts, and sending submissions. Echo Lake encourages internal career growth and the ideal candidate will want to pursue a career as a literary manager. Echo Lake consists of a management division and production division. Prior desk experience required. Please send resume to keganschell@gmail.com 12/8

Part Time, paid position for Assistant Producer at new media company. Opportunities for initiation, promotion, and credit. Work in post or marketing School Stories social impact Doc series. Called by award winner “one of the most important projects since Girl Rising.” Skills must be represented by sample: include graphic, animation, mapping, presi, keynotes, whiteboard videos. Advanced Final Cut, Adobe Premiere, Kickstarter or animation a plus. Starting soon for trial period til Dec 21st. Make own hours. From home or in Santa Monica Office. Email resumes and samples to Jenn@identifying.org

Mgmt. Entertainment, a major talent/lit management and production company, is seeking a tenacious, enthusiastic, extremely organized, and highly motivated Assistant to support two, busy talent managers. Candidate must have at least one year of agency/management experience (non-internship). You will not be considered if you do not have this. Responsibilities include but not limited to rolling calls; heavy scheduling and calendar management; providing client support such as coordinating auditions/meetings, and organizing travel and acting as the liaison between clients and industry professionals. Email resumes to mgmtassistant106@gmail.com 12/8

Looking for an Assistant for an A-list commercial director. Job includes composing treatments, creating feature film pitches, reading and analyzing scripts, books, and plays, participating in the pre-production, production, and post-production stages of commercials, running personal errands, managing schedule and travel, handling home and office matters, and potentially working on weekends. Set experience, management, agency or development experience preferred. Please send all resumes to commercialdasst@gmail.com 12/8

Anonymous Content is looking for an Administrative Assitant to support an executive producer. This position interfaces with VIPs across a broad range of categories, including but not limited to: entertainment professionals including directors, producers, writers, network executives, talent and talent representatives. Job includes researching activism topics, maintaining a daily schedule, taking detailed notes on all meetings and conference calls, etc. Two years relevant experience as an administrative assistant, preferably in a production-related field. Entertainment industry experience is a plus. Email resumes to acresumes2017@gmail.com 12/5

Envision Media Arts (Celeste, Mr. Church ) is seeking an Executive Assistant for the principal of the company and the EVP. Responsibilities include admin (phones, scheduling, expenses, errands) along with office management. Candidate will oversee our intern program and have the opportunity to participate in story meetings and give meaningful input on our upcoming slate of film and TV projects. Position will begin in January. Please send cover letter and resume to dtish@envisionma.com with “Executive Assistant” in subject line 12/5

DDA Talent Agency looking for immediate full time Feature/TV Assistant. Duties include going through all feature/TV news and gathering all the information on what projects are going into production, creating weekly tracking reports. A strong understanding of the TV and Feature production cycle and who the production companies and studios are is a big plus. Know how to use IMDB Pro, Studio System, Production leads. Create and curate lists of submissions to be sent to clients on a weekly basis. Send resumes to davida@ddatalent.com

Pakula/King and Associates (a boutique talent agency) is hiring an Assistant for two talent agents. Assistant will oversee all administrative aspects of the agents’ offices, coordinate auditions and meetings, and serve as a liaison between clients and other industry professionals. One year of agency or industry related experience preferred. Salary is industry standard/DOE. Email cover letter and resume to pkasst1@pakulaking.com 12/5

Assistant to the two Co-Heads of TV at Kaplan/Perrone. Being their assistant entails helping out with the entire company’s roster in addition to their own clients. Aside from standard desk duties, the assistant will help update and maintain grids and be a crucial part of the team. Candidates should have a passion for television and (ideally) desk experience. While this is mainly a TV desk, the company is small enough where every manager does play in both TV and features. Please send resumes to duffy@kaplanperrone.com 12/5

Full service Talent, Music and Literary Management and Production Company seeking motivated, upbeat, hardworking Assistant interested in both talent and literary departments for Head of Comedy Department. Manager’s clients are stand-up comedians, writers, actors and directors of some of the most recognized shows on air. Responsibilities include phones, administrative, calendar for manager and clients, as well as scouting talent and reading material both for representation and producing. One year agency or similar desk experience necessary. Please e-mail resume to pwetalentassistant@gmail.com 12/5

Bi-coastal talent PR agency, is seeking a full time Account Coordinator to the VP of their Los Angeles office. The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in a career in personal publicity. College degree is required, and candidate should have at least 1-3 years’ experience as an assistant or intern at an entertainment company is preferred. Duties include coordinating and helping to manage press set visits, junkets, talent interviews, red carpet premieres, award shows etc., editing or creating press materials such as releases, lists and memos and administrative duties as needed. Please send resumes and cover letters to info@imprintpr.com 12/5

Universal Filmed Entertainment Group seeks Assistant to two SVPs of Global Communications in Los Angeles. Responsibilities: provide support with travel, scheduling and calls, and support Communications staff at events. Day to day includes light copy editing, media monitoring, maintaining executive contact lists, and administrative duties. Ideally looking for someone who is interested in PR/Communications and would like to grow within the department. Apply to universalasst@gmail.com 12/1

Village Roadshow Pictures is looking for an all-star Assistant with two to three years of industry experience to support the EVP Marketing and Distribution. Duties include heavy phones and scheduling, tracking and logging of marketing materials, coordinating publicity activities, and other administrative duties. Ideal candidate is extremely detail oriented, able to multitask, anticipates needs, and has a positive and professional attitude. Please submit resumes to vrp.asst.position@gmail.com 12/1

PY Entertainment is seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant with one year plus of solid desk capabilities to support a SR. Manager. This is a great tutorial opportunity to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. We require a strong degree of multi-tasking, a sharp focus for details, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, client-driven environment. Must be articulate, with excellent communication skills. Agency or Production experience a plus. We offer a competitive industry hourly rate with a generous benefits package. Forward resumes to rgardner@pyent.com 12/1

Bi-costal talent management firm seeks full-time Assistant for manager/partner in Los Angeles. This is not a starter desk, industry experience is mandatory. This position requires an elevated degree of multi-tasking, a sharp focus for details and the ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, environment. Great opportunity to further ones career within the entertainment industry with an established manager. Competitive pay and benefits. Must have thick skin, a strong desire to succeed and superior academic credentials. Email cover letter and resume to: talent.manager.asst302@gmail.com 12/1

Assistant needed for new 600-capacity, all-ages premiere music venue opening in downtown LA, to start immediately. Duties include booking assistance, event coordination, office management, calendar management, and various admin work. Live music/touring experience a plus. Send resumes to info@1720.la 12/1

PERSONAL ASSISTANT POSITIONS

Two writers in Venice in search of a part timepersonal assistant/nanny for two children. Hours somewhat flexible but involve Wednesdays, Thursdays, and every other Friday. Starts in the early afternoon and ends in the early evening. Responsibilities include pick-ups from school (so must have a car) and making dinner for the family. More creative work is available, depending on interest. Please send resume and cover letter to venicenanny@gmail.com 12/8

ENTERTAINMENT PR & MARKETING (MOST POSITIONS INCLUDING INTERNSHIPS)

Motivated PR Assistant wanted for a luxury PR company. We are seeking someone who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about fine jewelry and fashion, enjoys working with people, and possesses excellent communication and computer skills. Duties include managing appointments, providing administrative support, coordinating meetings, running samples to celebrity fittings. Assistant will be responsible for answering telephones, responding to emails, emailing itineraries. Strong social media skills are a must. Please contact Raphie Rose at info@doraziopr.com 12/8

Relevant, a bi-coastal PR agency, is seeking a full time Assistant for a partner in their Los Angeles office. The ideal candidate should have an interest in personal publicity. Must be detail-oriented with excellent organization and writing skills as well as the ability to multitask. College degree is required and any experience as an assistant or intern at an entertainment company is preferred. Compensation includes overtime and full benefits. Please submit resumes to assistant@relevant-pr.com 12/8

Motivated publicist wanted for a luxury PR company. Must have two years of fashion/ fine jewelry PR experience, excellent communication skills, be able to solve problems, think creatively and strategically, be detail-oriented and highly organized. Should bring energy, enthusiasm and hustle to support a growing agency. Should have excellent social media skills, a bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, journalism or related field. Please contact Raphie Rose at info@doraziopr.com 12/8

CASTING (ALL POSITIONS INCLUDING INTERNSHIPS)

Fox is looking for a high-level, detail oriented, and resourceful Casting Coordinator. The person in this role will be responsible for providing administrative support, editing audio and video materials and assisting in all aspects of casting sessions, including scheduling sessions, running camera, and editing and posting auditions. We are located on the Fox lot in Century City. This position starts immediately. Please email your resume to Jannet.Lucente@Fox.com 12/5

INTERNSHIPS (Film & Television)

Park Artists Group seeks ambitious and qualified interns to join our boutique talent agency. Must be a self-starter with problem solving skills, very detail oriented, efficient, and organized. Genuine interest in talent representation preferred. Candidates should be able to prioritize, think quickly, and communicate clearly in an fast paced, dynamic, demanding environment. This is an unpaid internship; academic credit offered. Email resume and cover letter to internship@parkartistsgroup.com 12/12

A busy and boutique Talent Management company based in West Hollywood has immediate opening for interns to start in the new year. Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with the managers. Primary responsibilities include tracking talent submissions, doing script coverage, tracking auditions and client calendars, and getting to know about talent submissions and pitching. Candidates should be driven, computer literate, and extremely detail-oriented. Unpaid; school credit offered. Interns must commit to no less than two days a week. Please send resumes to info@roughdiamondmanagement.com 12/12

Horseless Cowboy is seeking interns to assist its GM and Producer. Working at the intersection of technology and entertainment, HC’s team has overseen the casting and production of countless videogame performances including those in Fallout 4, Life is Strange and Destiny. In addition to games, HC consults with VR and other new media companies on how to integrate the best dramatic performances in their projects. Interns can gain experience in casting, videogames, writing, voice-over production, VR, performance capture, and more. Unpaid. Please send your cover letter and resume to horselesscowboypm@gmail.com 12/12

More-Medavoy Management is a premiere management and productions entity looking for development interns. Responsibilities would include, but not limited to, regular office duties, handling phones, script coverage, errands for partners. This is a non-paid internship. Candidates should preferably be currently enrolled in school, have reliable transportation and be dedicated and eager to learn. Please send cover letter and resume to moremedavoy@gmail.com 12/12

Upstream Cinema is looking for a dynamic intern to work alongside two directors/producers/writers during the Spring 2018 semester. Typical duties include social media work, creating pitch decks and promotional materials, outreach, research for upcoming projects, occasional errands, and other office duties. Must have a strong interest in documentary film and social issues. Graphic/web design skills are a plus. This position is UNPAID – Must be for school credit, two days a week, 11am to 5pm – flexible with what days. Please email simona@upstreamcinema.com.

Beacon Pictures in Santa Monica is accepting applications for part-time development interns. The positions are unpaid, but the hours are flexible. Interns must be eligible for college credit. Work will consist of some administrative tasks and phone time, but will focus on reading screenplay submissions and writing coverage. It is an ideal opportunity for candidates interested in working in feature film and scripted television development. Please send resume and a sample of script coverage if available (or an analytical film essay) to beacon.interns@gmail.com 12/5

Done and Dusted is looking for interns for the Winter/Spring. You will be supervised by the COO, and work with the team of Executive Assistants. You will have the opportunity to get experience on-site during any of our production weeks, and learn the ins and outs of television production. Applicants must have a passion for production, a ‘can-do’ attitude, and a goal of working in the television industry after graduation. Absolute musts are a good work ethic, positive attitude, willingness to learn, and a reliable motor vehicle. Please send resumes to doneanddustedinterns@gmail.com 12/5

Silent R Management is a management company based in West Hollywood. Our clients include Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), Brad Buecker (American Horror Story), and Matthew Aldrich (Pixar’s Coco). We are seeking exceptional, motivated interns to start immediately. Responsibilities will include reading scripts, writing coverage, answering phones, and other office duties. Interns must commit to no less than two days a week. To apply, email your resume and a cover letter to internresume@silentrlit.com 12/5

FlynnPictureCo. (Skyscraper, Rampage, Baywatch, San Andreas) is looking for Spring interns. This is a fun environment to learn every aspect of production in the company of a successful producer, from the inception of an idea, to script development, to production, post, marketing and release. The goal is to teach interns how to process and evaluate material, and instill in them basic Hollywood assistant skills from coverage and material valuation to research, scheduling, and light phone handling. College credit is offered. Please send resumes and cover letters to fpcasst@flynnpictureco.com 12/1

This spring, Everyman Pictures, Jay Roach’s production company (All The Way, Trumbo, Sisters, Borat) seeks a motivated, dependable, and hard working intern that demonstrates a strong interest in film and television development. Main responsibilities include script coverage, research assignments related to upcoming projects, and general administrative duties. Participation in creative meetings is also encouraged. Fast-paced environment, so multi-tasking and attention to detail are essential. Must receive college credit and be available two days per week. Please email everymanintern@gmail.com with resume and cover letter 12/1

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  2. Is it better to apply to UTA’s Agent Training program through the link you provide or through their website HR?

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  4. Hi TAPA!

    Thank you so much for posting the UTA like this. You’re divine.

    I wanted to apply for the 5/17/16 lists’s internship posting for Entertainment One but lost the contact info. I know you don’t archive the old lists but is there anyway I could get a hold of that posting?

    Thank you,
    Danny

  5. I appreciate your postings and goodwill. Double checking if you still offer resume consulting?I have been a professional actor, casting assistant, high end assistant outside the business and pretty much involved in all aspects of industry but need help consolidating resume for Personal Assistant work in industry in NYC. How does that work and the cost? Thank you. Truly, M

  6. Is there a site like this for Assistant Editors ? I have been a member of Entertainment Careers, and other supposedly proffessional sites for years and they have mostly just led to several fraudulent internships and very low paying , non union , non credit jobs. Basically just non helpful job links. Anyone knkw of
    any legit postings for an Avid and Premier based AE and freelance editor?
    Thanks
    Charlie

  7. As someone who moved to LA in 2010 from another state who has:

    1) No film or entertainment related degree (BA in Political Science)
    2) No family (direct or otherwise) connections to the business
    3) Made the move to LA without a job offer in place (but with money saved for this reason)
    4) Worked (in a different order) as an unpaid intern, background actor (non-union and later union),
    stand-in, production assistant, agency assistant, executive/development assistant, and network
    coordinator
    5) Applied to jobs using the UTA joblist (rarely heard back)
    6) Posted a job to the UTA joblist

    I’d like to encourage everyone on here that truly anything is possible if you put your mind to it. Without a job and low on cash? Head down to Central Casting (prepared-print the paperwork beforehand. Google is your friend. So is Fedex Office) with $25, a free day, some form of ID, patience, and a good attitude. Enlist a calling service (Again, Google is your friend). If you meticulously follow every instruction, you will be on set in weeks. If you’re an actor quietly study the principal cast. You’d rather work in Production? Show the PA’s that you’re reliable and can be counted on (wouldn’t hurt to have resumes in your backpack). Work for 6 months and you’ll start to see familiar faces across every department. You’d be amazed at how quickly a 400 person crew production on a big budget Film or TV show halts on a dime because the 2nd 2nd AD can’t find the waiter with the red bowtie for the turnaround after lunch (he or she is probably at crafty. Don’t be that person). Be that useful background actor who can help the PA’s “keep eyes” (without being creepy or obvious) on certain people who are important to any particular shot. Befriend someone (without interrupting their work flow or being obnoxious) in your department of choice. Choose an appropriate time to ask if they would accept your resume for consideration. Production is the best place to start.

    Does the representation/development/business side interest you more? Get an unpaid internship at a production company (maybe 2 days a week). Learn the players in town. Become indispensable. Split time between background work and that internship until your boss feels comfortable referring you to an Agent Trainee program. If you’re persistent enough, you will get in. Agency HR people love applicants who won’t (within reason) take “No” for an answer. Those people will probably make great agents, they figure. Put in at least a year and doors previously inaccessible will begin to open.

    Most importantly, be a good person in a town lacking them. Treat everyone with kindness and respect. Understand that this is Hollywood and that not one person “knows it all”. The phrase “There’s no business like showbusiness” doesn’t exist because it rhymes.

    A well respected and iconic entertainment multi-hyphenate once gave me the single most important industry-related piece of advice I’ve ever been given (before any of the above (1-6) happened).

    “Follow your heart, believe in yourself, and go for it”

  8. I just want to thank you for doing this. You don’t have to, and it makes such a difference for so many of us. We really appreciate it!

  9. Hi TAPA,
    Thanks for posting. When I was doing work in the industry it was very hard to find someone who actually had access and was willing to share the postings. Curious, are you able to also post the UTA job list that covers the nonprofit listings?

  10. Hi TAPA,
    In Facebook you posted the job list 9/27 but they’re dated for the 25th. Do you post the job list here sooner than Facebook? Thanks.

    • The date on the page is the date UTA(‘s assistants) released it. I don’t always get it/share it on the same day.

  11. When asked if we found the job opening on the UTA list, what do you advise us to say? If we say yes will employers ever ask how we have the list? or do you think they will leave it at that. Just curious.

  12. Hi! Looking for a PAID remote Reader position. I have one unpaid, two term internship under the belt, and got chosen to be a Reader for this year’s Austin FF. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  13. I suggest getting an internship (non-paid) as a production assistant first (indie, commercial, production company or studio) or even signing up with Central Casting – at least you’ll get paid
    by being an background extra on films, commercials. That it will give the possibility to network which is one of the most important tools to get in…it’s who you know.

    Best Wishes!!
    A filmmaker!!

  14. Does anyone know a way to enter the Entertainment industry with limited to no production experience?
    I graduated with a BA in Communication with a concentration in Film I’ve been trying for over a year to get even the lowest paid positions in the industry. All the job posts I come across say Entry-Level, but require some much experience. I know there is non-paid internships, but I need a paying position. So can anyone help me out?

    • Are you kidding?! Welcome to LA where competition runs rampant. There are too many people who move here and will readily take a non-paying position to rack up that experience (me!) for ANYONE to come here and apply for a position with none. Unless you’ve got someone on the in, nobody’s going to call you up, when hundreds of other people with more credentials is hiring.
      Dude… seriously?! The fact that colleges teach nothing about job competition and the work force and produce people like you, is just too baffling #ICant

      • I don’t know wants up your butt, but I was asking the commenters on this page who are experienced in getting jobs in the industry because no matter if you’re a college graduate or not you need to have some professional background in the industry and that’s what I’m looking for to move higher in the industry.

        So I don’t believe my question is ridiculous especially since you are trying to do the same thing as I the supposed stupid college grad. #ICant

        • This guy came at you, but he’s not wrong. When I started in LA I worked a 5 day a week unpaid internship (which on my resume was of course a full time paid asst gig) and to pay the bills I bussed tables at a bar and worked in retail. Yep, I was working 15 hour days 7 days a week – guess what no one’s going to hand you anything. A year later I’m working at a major agency, so yeah it paid off. But I didn’t come out of college thinking that I was just going to be given a job.

    • Welcome to the club! I have a BA in Television Programming and Production, experience as a production office assistant, and over 10 years experience as an executive assistant and I’ve been trying to get a job in the industry since I graduated in late 2009.

  15. My friends and I have applied to almost every job on this blog but we have never heard back from anyone. And we each have at least three years of film production experience.

  16. Thank you so much for keeping your blog and all the great information flowing and going! It’s really brightened my search for a new career, giving me renewed possibilities in life. I will be sure to help others along the way when I have that chance.

  17. Hi APA!

    I have a question for you.

    I’m a film studies student at the University of Sydney (about to graduate) in Australia. I am about to be granted my US working visa. I have plenty of experience (in major global studios and international agency work) – but its all been mostly in Australia. Do you think I will be disadvantaged because of that when applying to jobs? Are production companies/agencies more likely to hire applicants established in Los Angeles because they will have a bigger, more relevant network of contacts, or simply because they’re a US citizen?

    • Hey! I’m actually some what in the same boat. I’m currently an Australian living in LA studying film. Have you heard of the E3 visa? It is only for Aussies. All you need is a bachelors degree in the field and a letter from the company that is offering you a job. I heard that it is quite easy to obtain as the quota is never filled. Some places may be a little hesitant because it is extra work on their end that they have to do. But as long as they like you and you have the right requirements, I don’t see a problem.

  18. If I see a job that has been on here for two postings and I never heard back from them after the first post, should I email them again? If so, do I just pretend that I never sent an email to start off with or do I email to check up?
    Thanks

  19. Hello! I was wondering what the chances are of being hired if you live in another state, for example, Michigan. If you send these companies your resume, will they automatically reject you or will they even slightly consider you? I am committed to moving out to LA should I land a job; however, I don’t want to move out there and end up jobless for multiple months.

    • It is a very lucky and unusual circumstance to have a job before you come out here, at least in production.

      It’s less of an issue for the types of jobs you see on the UTA joblist, but it’s still problematic. A better course of action is to save up and plan on not having a job for a while.

  20. It seems like this is the longest we’ve gone (in recent memory) without a new list. Not good for us job hunters desperate for a career and to make some money. 🙁

  21. I have been looking for quite some time, but my questions is: do you happen to know the production office number and/or email for television shows that are recruiting PAs or assistants?

  22. Thank you so much for posting this! I was just wondering, how much in advance would you recommend applying to these jobs? I am free starting in June and am trying to figure out when would be the right time to start applying. Thanks!

  23. Any idea on when the next edition of the UTA list will be coming out? It’s been almost a week and I check this site religiously. Or do think there has been a possible delay due to President’s Day and awards season workloads? And thank you for continuing to posting the UTA list!

      • I figured as much but wanted to ask just in case. Thank you for responding nonetheless! Another question: I have been laboring to get in as an assistant (in a production office, studio, writers’ room, or even personal assistant) and rely heavily on the UTA job List for my applications. I have found it an incredibly valuable resource, especially in comparison to other job sites. We all know about the sad but documented fact that many positions posted on the company websites of larger studios or conglomerates are only posted for legal reasons while an internal hire has already been made. And, of course, Craigslist is a bit of a crap shoot for finding legit gigs versus scams or non-existent jobs posted to get you to pay for a subscription service that simply pulls the ads from the aforementioned company sites. I have had more luck with apps I submitted from postings here in the last few months than on any of the other options in the last several years.

        My question to you is this: do you have any advice that could help an applicant in the interview or phone screening phase? I have gotten a few nibbles – first round phone screenings from major players and jobs applied for through this list and one in-person interview for a personal assistant job – from only my cover letter and resume. Yet I have yet to go beyond that phase. I know my resume is in great shape and that I have all the skills necessary (I was explicitly told as much in one interview, as well as complimented on my interview skills); and those skills sometimes those go above and beyond between my degree, time as an Exec/Admin and Personal Assistant, my entertainment experience, and work as a freelance writer (with works published, and not all in necessarily screenwriting). I am several years out of college, though by no means “old” so I don’t think my age is a factor (I still look about 21, though my resume proves I am not).

        Is there anything else you suggest that I can and should be doing to help my application stand out further or help my interview? Any insider info you could offer? As they say, there’s no award for second place. Or in this case, a job for second place (or third or fourth).

        This, again, may be a shot in the dark for information, but at this point it doesn’t hurt to ask again. Thank you again for your time! It is much appreciated!

  24. Hi, just curious… where do these listings come from? you don’t have to name specifically where but do you have inside info, like someone telling you about these or newsletter/job board, etc? because you really don’t see them anywhere else on the internet! thanks so much, this is really helpful.

  25. ^^^ I’m right with you Will! I just recently graduated college, and I feel there is nothing out there for me. Money is running out, and bills are piling up and I need some work–I need some opportunities. I stumbled onto this page and have found it to be quite informative! I guess my main question, is where are some opportunities I could get ahold of. If anyone reads this and doesn’t mind helping me, or paying it forward with an opportunity (lol) my email address is watson_jalisa@yahoo.com.

    Thanks!

  26. I truly appreciate the work you do on this website. I am looking forward to the new list. As a side note, I am a college graduate but I do not have a huge body of work. Where can a person like me find opportunities?

  27. Hi, this is great!

    This post reminded me that I have a question for you..

    I’m not sure if you’ve answered this before as I am a new reader, but I know of two projects specifically that are being produced by, lets say “figure heads,” versus an actual production company (as far as I know) — I am also saying this because I have researched the hell out of the two companies and nothing comes up except for who owns it.

    Anyways, I REALLY want to work on set as a PA for either or both (1 is a feature adapted from a book, 1 is a new multi-camera sitcom)

    Is there ANY way to get in with someone and throw my resume on their pile or talk to someone? Except for meeting someone? I try and network excessively but I haven’t met anyone who knows someone who can give me some tips on how to get in with these production agencies.

    Sorry if its a bit long! More specifically, how do I get a job I WANT versus taking whatever jobs get posted on UTA?

    -L

    • I’ve been around the block for awhile so I think I’m qualified to answer this. The problem with trying to get on as a set PA for a movie is that most likely that AD already has his staff he knows so it’s hard to get your name in the pile UNLESS you know someone on that show. You can always cold call the production or email the actual address the production lists on production weekly but as a former office PA, I know we hardly ever read that email. It’s a catch-22 you have to know someone to get a job but you can’t get to know anyone unless you have a job. Your best bet is go with the production company. They may have an internship or some other opportunity. Based on my experience its usually easier to start in a production company than go directly into working on say a Christopher Nolan or Steven Spielberg movie. Your best bet, inquire around, keep networking, I would give you my personal email as I’m a big believer in paying it forward but unfortunately this is a pretty public forum and I wouldn’t want my email out there for just anyone to see, but I sympathize with you as I was in the exact SAME position six years ago. Good luck.

    • Hello I’m seeking PA work on set in the NYC region currently, possibly LA later in the year. I have experience on-set as a SAG-AFTRA background actor.
      I just graduated Boston University with a B.S. in Film/TV from the College Communication school.
      I spent my last semester in a small independent development production company as an intern in Los Angeles.
      I’d love to connect to you too.
      Kent vK.
      Kullerblue@hotmail.com

  28. Hi! I really enjoy your blog and the tidbits you give out! I am currently living in Atlanta, GA, and while I really want to eventually move to LA, and one day become a staff writer, a move isn’t in the cards for at least a year. Are there any shows that you know of with their writing offices in the same city that they shoot in? Most places I call film in Atlanta and write in LA… Any thoughts on whether this dynamic will change with all the new studios headed this way?

    Look forward to any insight you may have!
    Jasmine

    • Walking Dead is filmed there as is the latest Hunger games Mockingjay. I have a few friends on it. It’s currently being filmed under the title “Seashore”

      • There are actually 2 new studios being built here in the Metro ATL area. I know of at least 1 that broke ground this week. I know that Tyler Perry has his main studio here as well. @TNLA do you know from any of these friends on Hunger Games if there are any leads on PA gigs with them? any help would be greatly appreciated.

        Thanks,
        Bryantcberry@icloud.com

  29. have taken 3 years off with a sickness in the family, looking for any help/tips on how best to re-enter the production work force, thanks.

    • The first step is to write in complete sentences, with proper grammar.

      Second, don’t tell anyone you haven’t been working for three years. That’s why I recommend using a resume without dates. Unless you’re top item is a show that hasn’t aired in three years, no one will know. Contact your past employers and tell them you’re ready to work.

  30. Thanks so much for the info!!
    If anyone has any leads in the Chicago area please let me know. Production is pretty slow out here.

  31. I normally don’t do this but I feel it’s my duty to advise anyone looking for work on this job list to avoid any positions posted by Shine America or Shine International. Although a large and seemingly respectable company at first, throughout the past few years, Shine America has had nothing but problems and it has gained a poor reputation amongst people within the industry. In the past 3 years, Shine America has been through 3 CEOs. The company spends far too much time and money hiring executives who prove to be useless and not nearly enough time and money fostering an environment of fairness and respect for those who do the real work. They overwork and underpay their support staff. Promotions and raises are insulting at best and that’s if and when they’re awarded which is rare. They produce poor quality shows yet pat themselves on the back more that most companies do. Their business practices are questionable, their HR staff is a joke and what’s worse is, behind closed doors, they realize all of this yet continues to make the same poor choices for their employees and the company itself. You may say, “This is nothing more than the rant of an angry former employee.” and to that I will say, “You’re half right.” I’m not angry at all. I’m simply sharing my knowledge so others can avoid the fate I was subjected to. If you don’t want to be abused, underpaid and overworked, you should avoid this company. It’s as simple as that.

    • I am grateful you said this. I know one of their in-house guys (we are in the same bar association) and he’s kinda a dick, too.

  32. So I am confused now.
    Does the list come out every Tuesday and Friday or just Tuesdays?
    Is there a new one for today?

  33. Hello,
    I’m just about to graduate from Full Sail University with my Science of Film Bachelors. I’m extremely determined, a fast learner and excited to start working! Any Director of Photography/Camera Assistant or Internships ever available on this site?
    Thanks for your time,
    Zoë
    zoeengongoro@me.com

  34. They’re almost entirely in Los Angeles. That’s why there’s a section labeled non-LA positions about two-thirds of the way down.

  35. TAPA,

    I just wanted to say thanks for continuing to post this UTA job list on your site. I got my first full time job out here in LA from this exact source. The posting was made January 24th, I didn’t see it until the 26th, applied, and the very next day I had an interview. I started work on the 31st and have now just finished my 3rd week at my new company. Thanks again, TAPA.

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