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Thousands of people move to Hollywood every year in hopes of making it big, or getting a career in the film industry.  But while having dreams are important, they are not a substitute for understanding how the industry works, and what it expects of anyone trying to get into it.  In this module, we’re going to look at how to break into Hollywood to get your first job.


  • 22:54 video
  • Illustrated Companion guide


  • Steps you need to take to prepare for a career in Hollywood
  • How to get your first job in LA
  • A realistic view of how the film industry works
  • Tips and tricks to breaking in
  • Advice from working professionals on how to break in
The videos are a big leap forward for contemporary classroom videos, utilizing clean greenscreen, working professionals and 16:9. The film is well-paced and will be a great addition to classroom instruction. It is designed and constructed in ways both interesting and accessible to student filmmakers. I hope to utilize the material in my classroom!”
   - Tom Dunphy, Orange-Ulster BOCES