UTA Joblist 6/13

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Entertainment Job List
(As of 6/13/17)

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

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The Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment, working closely with their partners Participant Media and UCLA TFT, is to help create and define the new field of social impact entertainment. The incoming Program Manager should have at least 3-5 years’ experience in entertainment, project/event management and ideally the social impact campaigns/work. Candidates must be extremely detail oriented, very organized and able to multitask. Strong academic background also a plus. Please email cover letter and resume to pbisanz@tft.ucla.edu with subject PROGRAM MANAGER. 6/6

We are looking for an agent specializing in commercial and music video to join our team at Partos Company. We are seeking someone who sees commercials and music videos as short form storytelling, and possesses the discerning taste, relentless inquisitiveness, and voracious focus to collaborate with visual artists in accomplishing their goals and dreams. Ideal person is result-oriented, communicative and have previous experience with commercials/ Music videos, 3 years industry experience isa. must. This is a chance to learn and grow on a team that greatly values your input and ideas. Contact: mitz@partos.com ; Operations@partos.com 6/6


Miramax is searching for an Executive Assistant to support the new CEO and head of creative at Miramax. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an exciting studio environment. Candidates with talent agency experience are strongly preferred. Contact Brian Padilla at bpadilla@miramax.com 6/13

Netflix currently has an opening for an EA supporting 2 executives on the Original Content team. We are looking for creative assistants who are coming off of the desk with a minimum of 1-2 years of experience. The candidate must have ​entertainment​ experience in an admin capacity. Please submit your resume to: lahiring@netflix.com. 6/13

Seeking an assistant to a busy manager at a boutique talent management company. Desk experience preferred. Must be comfortable with high volumes of emails, rolling calls, and working with A List clients. Experience within entertainment a plus. Seeking to fill this role ASAP. Please email cover letters/resumes to isabella@managementsac.com. *In Los Angeles* 6/13

President of Literary Management Company with A-list clients seeking assistant. Must be able to handle heavy phones/rolling calls, emails, setting appointments and other administrative duties. Candidate must be detail oriented, professional, organized, and technology savvy. Must be a self-starter and able to work well under pressure. Please send cover letter and resume to masstresumes@gmail.com 6/13

Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support to the EVP of Business Affairs at AwesomenessTV, which includes phone coverage, scheduling, as well as support to the team at large for departmental meetings, events, projects, etc. Maintain all paperwork for legal entities. Work on special projects and perform other related duties as assigned. Ability to read and interpret legal contracts. Candidates should have 2+ years of desk experience, background working at an agency strongly preferred. Please email resumes to HR@awesomenesstv.com with BLA ASST in the subject line. 6/13

ESA is looking for an assistant to handle standard assistant duties for two TV lit managers: rolling calls, scheduling, submissions, light script coverage, etc. Past experience at an agency or management is preferred but not required. Please send resumes to martin.to@esartists.com. We will reach out to candidates who we want to meet, so no followups required. 6/13

Assistant to a lit manager/producer needed at Odenkirk-Provissiero Entertainment. Agency or management experience and a passion for comedy is a must. Applicant should have a college degree, excellent organizational skills, good phone and people skills, strong writing ability, and be Mac proficient. One year desk experience preferred. Send resume and cover letter to: odenkirkprovissiero@gmail.com 6/13

Prestigious Beverly Hills Management Company seeks Assistant to Sr. Talent Manager who represents actors, hosts and producers and has multiple projects in all stages of development. Assistant will manage extremely busy desk where duties range from heavy phones and scheduling, to interacting with A-list clients. Assistant must have previous experience at mainstream management firm or agency. Must be extremely well organized with attention to detail. Must be able to handle multiple projects and know how to prioritize to get work done efficiently. The industry education is top rate for anyone pursuing a career in management. Please email Resume, Cover Letter, and a list of 3 Professional References to hr@3arts.com. Candidates without all documents will not be considered. 6/13

Broad Green Pictures is looking for a seasoned, trained, and connected assistant with experience supporting senior level executive(s) to support its vice president and director of development. The assistant role is a great opportunity to gain experience in development and production with room to grow in the department. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, cool under pressure, always a step ahead, and able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and seamlessly. Resumes: cwhittington@broadgreen.com 6/13

Cindy Cowan Entertainment is looking for a full-time Creative Exec/Executive Assistant to the President. Candidates must have had at least two years working on a busy desk, be self-motivated and organized, proficient in computers, maintaining schedules, rolling calls etc. Position includes tracking scripts, heavy coverage and overseeing intern program. Applicants required to have a good phone manner and able to speak to agents, writers and directors, and should be on tracking boards. Extensive experience in coverage is crucial. This is a busy and fun working environment, with great room for learning and growth. Competitive pay, office based in West Hollywood. Email resume and cover letter to: executive@cowanent.com 6/13

Zero Gravity Management is a leading talent & literary management/ production company that reps writers, directors and actors in TV and Film. We currently have an opening for an Assistant. Looking for a professional who is organized, able to multi-task and have an immediate working knowledge of industry players (agents, producers, execs, etc.). One year prior entertainment/agency experience is essential. A desire to work as a manager is preferred, as we promote internally. Duties include script reading and coverage, rolling calls, coordinating travel, client schedules, etc. Please send resumes to zerogravityoffice@gmail.com 6/13

Looking for an assistant at The Gotham Group. We’re a literary management/ production company. Rep writers, actors and directors in TV (animation & scripted) and Film. ***Please do research before applying. Looking for someone that is professional, sharp, able to multi-task, and possesses thick-skin. Must be able to learn the players of the industry quickly (agents, producers, execs, etc.). Must have 1-2 years prior entertainment/ agency experience (not including internships). This is important and a must! Duties include rolling calls, travel, client schedules, etc. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is a must. Looking to hire asap. Resumes: max@gotham-group.com. 6/13

Talent Partner/Manager at a prestigious management/production company looking for a Co-Assistant. This is not a starter desk. All applicants must have at least a year assistant experience (agency/talent experience required). Client list includes prestige actors and actresses both on Emmy award winning TV shows and box office hits. Must be detailed-oriented, highly motivated, thick-skinned, with superior organizational and communication skills to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Job responsibilities include: handling all client appointments and schedules, updating talent grid, scheduling and managing travel for clients and the manager, heavy phones, scheduling, overall office upkeep, interacting with casting offices and clients, reconciling expenses. Must have agency/talent management experience. Demanding desk, but an incredible opportunity for the right candidate. This is not a lit or production desk. Please apply only if you want to work strictly with talent. Please send resumes to talentassist2@gmail.com. 6/13

Boutique talent management company looking for immediate, full-time assistant to manager. Ideal candidate would be interested in representation of film/tv actors and would have superior communication skills/phone manners, excellent writing skills; and be well-organized and detail-oriented. Responsibilities include phones, correspondence, scheduling, client appointments, script coverage, and project tracking. Also, must be Mac, MS Office & Internet proficient. Recent college graduates and interns may apply; however, previous desk experience is preferred, as this is a fast-paced work environment. This is also an opportunity to learn from a top level executive with over 25 years of entertainment industry experience. Email resume, cover letter and references ASAP to jsecompany2@gmail.com 6/13

Seeking hungry Executive Assistant to CEO/Co-Founder of media start-up based in Santa Monica. Ideal candidate will be sharp with a sense of humor and the ability to manage up. CEO often travels and needs a hands-on individual who can step up to communicate, set priorities and invest in the company’s growth. Responsibilities include scheduling, phones and email, expenses, hiring and managing interns. Skills: Quickbooks (or quick learner), Google Suite. Start Date July 17. Send resumes to santamonicajobs17@gmail.com. 6/13

We are a fun, energetic and fast-growing media company looking to add an awesome Executive Assistant to our team! You will be assisting the Founder / CEO as well as the President / COO of the company with heavy scheduling and other administrative tasks daily. Prior agency experience preferred. Please send resumes to: richard.doyle@jukinmedia.com 6/13

Executive Assistant to Talent Manager. Ideal candidates will have a related college degree. Two years of entertainment industry experience is required at an agency/management company, or at a film, television or commercial production company. Must be motivated, organized, open to long work hours, and personable. Experience with breakdowns, casting process, legal and working with talent on a professional level is a must. Resumes: matt@scalemanagement.co; clayton@scalemanagement.co. 6/13

The Gersh Agency seeks a senior level assistant for the head of their talent department. 2 years agency/management experience is required. This opportunity serves as a fast-track to an agent role within the company. Responsibilities include rolling calls, providing administrative and client support including reviewing material, generating and scheduling auditions as well as coordinating with casting directors, managers and publicists. Ideal candidate will be personable, extremely detail-oriented, motivated, have excellent communication skills, calm under pressure and have an excellent work ethic. Bachelor’s degree is required. Please submit resume to HR@Gersh.com 6/13

Film/TV Production company seeking experienced assistant to producer. Minimum 1-year agency/management experience (internships not included). Must be an organized, proactive self-starter with the ability to multi-task within a very fast-paced environment. Fast reader with in depth knowledge of industry players, tracking, coverage, scheduling, heavy reading, ability to oversee interns, and all general assistant duties required. Position offers significant exposure to development & production for those looking to grow. Previous assistants now in studio/network positions. Serious applicants focused on building their career only. Resumes & cover letter required to: prodasst2017@gmail.com 6/13

Assistant Talent Agent Position Available in LA. Bi-coastal, boutique agency representing actors only for film/tv/theatre seeks experienced assistant in LA to assist 2 agents. Must have agency and/or casting experience and proficiency with Breakdown Services/Actors Access, inEntertainment, Outlook, computers, heavy phones and email messaging, keeping calendars, contracts, client relations, etc. Competitive full-time pay and full medical benefits Please email resume and referrals to 6300agent@gmail.com 6/13

ICM Partners®, a major talent and literary agency, is seeking a tenacious and highly motivated assistant to assist a very busy agent in our talent department. Candidate must have at least 1 year of agency or industry related experience (non internship). Must be able to work extremely well in a fast paced environment, have excellent communication skills, and be very detail-oriented and organized. A BA/BS degree is required. Resumes to careersla@icmpartners.com 6/13

Talent Assistant will provide administrative support to the Chief Talent Officer at AwesomenessTV, which includes phone coverage, scheduling, as well as support to the team at large for departmental meetings, events, projects, etc. Work on special projects and perform other related duties as assigned. Candidates should have 1+ years of desk experience, background working at a talent agency strongly preferred. Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills. Should have interest in digital media and talent. Please email resumes to HR@awesomenesstv.com with TALENT ASST in the subject line. 6/6

Need EA/PA 4 Top Production Exec @Live Nation. Must have exp w complex/int’l & domestic travel, heavy outlook calendar, personal errands ok, event coordination, expenses & gatekeeper. Please email resumes to: jessicabruckner@livenation.com 6/6

Well-known LA based Talent Management Company is looking for an assistant to a senior manager. Ideal candidates should have at least one year’s desk experience at an entertainment company, a desire to work with talent and an eagerness to learn the management business. Candidates must be extremely detailed, very organized, computer and social media literate, able to multi-task, and possess a high level of initiative. Please email resumes to talent.asst.500@gmail.com 6/6

Executive/Production assistant needed for Hyperwild, a new TV and film development/digital production company based in Beverly Hills. Responsibilities include phones, handling media, transcribing notes calls, script coverage and sourcing creative materials for development. There will be creative tasks involved so familiarity with Photoshop and production scheduling is an asset. This is a full-time, salaried position. Candidates should be detail orientated but also creative outside-the-box thinkers as they will be helping the CEO and Creative Director build out a growing company. Please email resumes to hyperwildentertainment@gmail.com. 6/6

Leading international sales and independent film finance company seeking an International Sales Assistant. Will report to the President of International Sales and Distribution. Regular assistant duties including answering and rolling calls, heavy scheduling, etc. and also script reading, running international comps, doing territory availabilities and market/festival prep as well as maintaining databases. Potential for travel to international film festivals and markets. This could be a rock star intern or more experienced assistant interested in international sales. This is a job for someone eager, organized and detail-oriented. Speaking other languages is a plus, but not a requirement. Please email resumes (no cover letter) to resumes@sierra-affinity.com with the subject line “International Sales Assistant”. 6/6

A Talent Manager at a bi-coastal talent management firm, seeks a seasoned assistant for our office in Los Angeles. Ideal candidates must have experience (at a minimum: 6 months-1 year), superior academic credentials and a degree from a four year university. Experience must include time at a talent agency or management company. Internship does not count. Applicants must be self-motivated, highly organized, hard-working, detail-oriented and able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. The more computer and tech knowledge, the better. Great opportunity to further ones career in within the entertainment industry with an established manager with amazing clients. We would love to continue to grow the company from within over time. Competitive pay and benefits. Must have thick skin and a strong desire to succeed. Email cover letter and resume to: talent.manager.asst302@gmail.com 6/6

Executive Assistant to CEO of award-winning digital content studio, Canvas Media Studios. Exciting hands-on opportunity to be involved at the top level of digital media industry. Must be highly organized, detail oriented and a problem solver with excellent business communication skills. Will also help manage day to day operations and office management. Experience working in a talent agency, studio or network is preferable. Competitive salary based on experience. Send resumes ASAP to jointeam@canvasmediastudios.com 6/6

Award winning Independent Production / Management company is looking for a motivated self-starter to join our team. Entry level position with room for growth. This is a full time shared assistant position, splitting time between two offices, assisting a talent manager and the CEO/Producer with talent management clients, interacting with talent, and exposure to film production. Exceptional organizational, multi-tasking and communications skills necessary. Please send resumes to: SLPManagement.Group@gmail.com Ready to take the leap? 6/6

Atomic Cartoons, a Thunderbird Company, seeks an Animation Development Coordinator for it’s Los Angeles office. The coordinator will support the development team in helping the studio develop it’s growing original content slate of animated properties. Seeking candidates with 2+ years of previous animation or scripted development experience. Coordinator will interact with many departments at the studio as well as externally. Candidates must have strong communication skills, be well organized, and able to give notes on projects in development. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is able to seek out new properties and creative talent for the studio’s development slate. Opportunity for growth. Please submit resumes and cover letters to atomic.coordinator@gmail.com 6/6


TV writer/producer veteran seeks personal assistant to work from writer’s home. Will run errands, manage household, maintain personal schedule, do coverage for books and scripts, as well as research. Position requires average minimum of 30 hours per week M-F, a few Saturdays, and overnight pet sitting at the home while out of town for shooting. Candidate will have own car, be computer savvy with Google docs and excel, personable, a problem solver, trustworthy, and must not be allergic to a dog or cat. Please send resume to love2watchtv@gmail.com. 6/13

Experienced and Professional House Manager/Personal Assistant needed for Entertainment Family – Glendale. Seeking Hardworking, Efficient Assistant to handle multitude of tasks both in-home and professionally. Busy households where both parents are creative entrepreneurs – Mom is filmmaker/actress/writer/director and Dad is artist, both wear many hats and have a variety of actively ongoing projects that may require support.Will oversee projects related to house including moving, organizing and helping home and work life run smoothly. Must be family friendly and comfortable with kids (there is a 2.5 year old and infant) and at times will be asked to help with them.Will tackle ongoing assignments with positive attitude, thoughtfulness and discretion – honest and clear communication is essential. Should be detail-oriented, self-motivated, proactive and have excellent organizational skills, work ethic and ability to take initiative. Preferably has agency or previous PA experience.Should have own vehicle and some familiarity with LA for errands/driving as needed. Two days a week will report to downtown studio for returning emails and organizational work. Remaining three days will report to home in Glendale. Resumes: GorelickJ@unitedtalent.com. 6/6

Head of Film and TV production company seeks a part-time Personal Assistant. Must be hyper organized, resourceful, detail oriented, and quick to follow through on all requests. Duties include management of residence, personal tasks and errands. Must have valid driver’s license and personal vehicle. The office is in Silver Lake; the company has studio deals and projects with the likes of Steven Zaillian and the Coens. If interested, please email emma@epicmagazine.com with the following: a single PDF that includes both a one-page resume and a brief cover letter. 6/6


Opening for an assistant to the Publicists in the Communications for CBS Television Studios. Looking for an individual who can multitask and handle a fast-paced office. This person will be responsible for reviewing and pulling press clippings, talent travel, helping with publicity campaigns, assisting with events, maintaining press contact information and lists, general administrative duties, and any other day to day activities that occur in a bustling PR office. Candidate must also have good phone etiquette and be comfortable working with press and talent. Looking for an individual with 1-2 years of entertainment industry experience and a desire to immerse themselves in the world of publicity. Resumes: jill.schott@cbs.com 6/13

A top PR agency seeks an Executive Assistant to the CEO at the Los Angeles branch to assist with tasks. Please send resumes to careers@domainintegrated.com. 6/13

A PR agency is seeking a passionate, detail-oriented and hard-working professional with at least 4-6 years of experience in the talent & influencer space with brands. Must have established contacts with talent stylists, managers, publicists and agents. Must have proven track-record of securing top-tier talent for clients, in both a paid and earned capacity. LA or NY. Please send resumes to careers@domainintegrated.com 6/6


Music and Talent Management Company seeks a highly motivated, organized, detail-oriented and proactive assistant to a partner with music clients who tour, make recordings, and perform concerts in the US and around the world. Job responsibilities include heavy emails and phones, scheduling, booking travel, keeping calendars and contacts, dealing with agencies, promoters, producers, tour personnel and working directly with clients. Candidate should have at least one year of prior agency, management or touring experience, and possess strong communication and computer/tech skills. The position allows significant growth opportunity for someone with the desire to become a music manager. Position available immediately. Please send resumes to: asstmgmtco@gmail.com 6/13


Episode Interactive is a mobile animated interactive storytelling network (with 3+ billion stories read and 6+ million creators worldwide) that partners with major industry players on stories like Mean Girls, Demi Lovato: Path to Fame, and Pretty Little Liars. We’re looking for a talented individual who is passionate about helping great storytellers deliver stories, creating editorial events, managing art production pipelines and more. Apply to episoderecruiting@pocketgems.com. 6/13


Francine Maisler Casting is looking for people who are detail-oriented, with the ability to multi-task on multiple projects. Experience with list management, scheduling, and video editing/ uploading to standard casting sites (Cast-It, NowCasting, BreakdownExpress) required. These are temporary positions. MUST have prior casting experience. Applicants should already be local to Los Angeles and own their own laptop. Please email your resume to KathyDMohler@gmail.com 6/13

NON-LA POSITIONS (All Locations/All Positions)

For Weinstein in NYC, this would be as an asst for the head of marketing/media buying and head of marketing creative. A small team and definitely worth joining. Please email James.DellaFemina@weinsteinco.com or lilian.hommes@weinsteinco.com if interested. 6/13

Sony/ATV in New York is looking to hire a Social Media Coordinator. The coordinator will be responsible for developing & executing social media strategies across different platforms, develop & maintain relationships with talent and media organizations, and other ad-hoc projects as needed. Must have 1-2 years of experience in social media at music company, excellent writing & organizational abilities, & strong knowledge of Photoshop & Adobe Premiere. To apply: humanresources@sonyatv.com. 6/6

A PR agency is seeking a passionate, detail-oriented and hard-working professional with at least 4-6 years of experience in the talent & influencer space with brands. Must have established contacts with talent stylists, managers, publicists and agents. Must have proven track-record of securing top-tier talent for clients, in both a paid and earned capacity. LA or NY. Please send resumes to careers@domainintegrated.com 6/6


We’re an unscripted television agency based in sunny Los Angeles, CA, and we are looking for a bright, eager, hospitable receptionist to join our team! The ideal candidate has exceptional verbal and written communication, administrative, and organizational skills. They are also a quick learner who is proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite, with a keen attention to detail, and hunger to learn. This is a perfect position for someone who’s trying to get their start in the industry. This is a full-time position from 9am-6pm, Monday-Friday. We’re only considering applicants who currently live in Los Angeles, CA. Entertainment experience isn’t required, but being well groomed and professionally dressed is. Please submit cover letter and resume to bungeejumper42@gmail.com. 6/13

Management 360 is seeking an entry level bookkeeper to assist in a busy talent management accounting department. Experience in AP/AR desirable. Datafaction experience a big plus. Must know excel. Will assist in trust accounting for clients, reconcile expense reports, posting checks and other duties as required. Must be trustworthy & discreet. Lots of growth potential working for a great company. Send resumes as a pdf attachment to jobs@management360.com with “bookkeeper assistant” in the subject line. 6/6

What’s Up Moms, YouTube’s #1 Parenting Network is looking for a talented, passionate, ambitious person to join our team as Office/Personal Assistant. We’re looking for a proactive, resourceful, good-spirited team member who is willing to jump in wherever needed. Role will provide administrative, secretarial, personal, and production support to maintain an efficient office environment. Works and reports directly to Co-Founders and President/COO. Email resumes to jobs@whatsupmoms.com 6/6

INTERNSHIPS (Film & Television)

West Hollywood based A-list talent management and production company seeks intern to start immediately. Candidates must have a strong/friendly presence, excellent communication skills, be extremely detail oriented, and able to multi-task and prioritize. Customer service experience preferred. Please email resume and cover letter to InternPosition9200@gmail.com 6/13

Leeding Media a US-CHINA co-production and distribution company is currently seeking bi-lingual Mandarin speaking as well as native English speaking self-motivated interns with a strong passion for script coverage. The internship runs from July through December and interns are free to work remotely or out of our office. Duties include but are not limited to: script coverage, research, running errands, etc. No pay but college credits are provided. Please send your resume along with a sample of your coverage to info@leeding.com. 6/13

Renfield Productions has summer internship openings. Great opportunity for someone who needs their late afternoon/evening hours free. Renfield Productions, the production company of acclaimed director Joe Dante, is seeking a part-time intern. Office duties including word, excel etc and a strong knowledge of social media and script coverage is necessary. Must be able to receive college credit for internship. We will be hiring a permanent position before fall. Email resumes to info@renfieldproductions.com and be sure to include current academic enrollment. 6/6

Cindy Cowan Ent. is currently looking for part time interns to be team members in our West Hollywood office. We are busy with film and television projects in both the studio and indie space. The position primarily consists of reading and covering scripts, answering phones and other tasks around the office. You’ll be able to sit in on certain development and writer meetings, and learn from an experienced team. We ask you commit to two days a week 10:00AM-6:00PM. We are flexible if you have occasional conflicts in schedule. Please note position is unpaid, and applicants must have experience in coverage. Applications to cowaninternship@gmail.com 6/6

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  1. 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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  3. 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,

  4. 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

  5. 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?

  6. 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
    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”

  7. 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!

  8. 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?

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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!!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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?

  18. 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.

  19. 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. 🙁

  20. 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?

  21. 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!

  22. 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!

  23. 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.

  24. ^^^ 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.


  25. 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?

  26. 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?


    • 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.

  27. 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!

    • 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.


  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

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

  32. 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,

  33. 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.

  34. 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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