Ever think of working in the music industry? What about the film industry? A career as a make-up artist? Want a career in the entertainment industry? There are some options to consider when making your moves.
There are entertainment industry jobs that are accessible for people that would like to be involved in films or other media work. The film segment of entertainment work can be an enjoyable entry point for artists and other people that may not have the widest array of unique talents and skills.
Extras are usually required for movies and the appearances and personalities that are required are sometimes diverse. This means people do not necessarily need to look like models to work in the film and entertainment industry. Producers are interested in every kind of individual and some jobs such as being an extra would not have talking components. This allows people with less formal performing backgrounds to be included.
There are many equally significant positions accessible to people interested in film work and within the realms of CGI assistants to the editors, of both the writing as well as the movie. When people think of the film industry some often consider acting but that is only a segment of the opportunities that exist. There are writing, editing, production editing, audio engineers, performers and other roles that could be filled for those who have the right fit of skills and abilities.
There are also cruise ship singers, the piano lounge singers, the so-accused Chippendale plus Karaoke performers and more. Sometimes even asking a local pub for a gig is a good place to enter the entertainment business. The Beatles among many other bands played in pubs and bars when starting out their career. Artists are not always born famous or granted a golden spoon upon birth. Sometimes tickets into the entertainment biz need to be earned with blood and tears.
Not everyone is cut out to be a rock star or perhaps a pop icon but for those that are not at the top of their game there are still opportunities. Some people in the industry recommend doing entry level work in a studio if that gets you into the door and you want to be a vocal artist. If you are a music performer even reach out to labels that produce compilations and see about getting on deck. If possible think portfolio first, money second because in the beginning it’s about making noise, getting recognized and earning some credible experience.
Consider the entertainment industry jobs inside subordinate yet collaborative niches. What besides Survivor or any alternative hot shows is regarded as the largest marketing occasions in comparison to Television? Football! Cheerleaders, Announcers and other forms of artists are required in these fields. Cheerleading is a professional career for many gymnastic artists. There are also newscasters, possibly camera manning opportunities and other jobs in these sporting segments of the entertainment industry. Come up with your associations list and a good list of contacts in the area of work you wish to pursue and make connections by networking.
Sometimes people devalue their skills and think that it takes model looks and a super talent to be involved in the entertainment business but there are a diverse range of careers in the industry. Even take makeup artists, hair stylists and wardrobe consultants. These are vital roles in most gigs, movies and media events.
There are also many online money making opportunities where artists can sell their services. These micro job websites offer artists the ability to post services they will perform for others for a fee including production work, video creation & editing, song writing, creative writing, drawing and more. The best thing about these micro jobs is its passive and supplemental income that can be earned with a part time commitment that is on your schedule. Some of these websites even act as a secondary e-commerce source to sell your CDs and digital music through. For example you could sell tangible goods such as songs, beats, albums, etc. in addition to services.
There are many jobs in the entertainment industry for those that want to pursue a career in this area. The most important thing to do is to decide what you would like to do, what your skills and strengths are and then make contacts and network to get some starter opportunities. It may take time to get where you want to be in your entertainment career but through commitment you will have a good chance on reaching your goals – but remember goals should be SMART.