It was really painful for me to write this post.
get people saying to me: Show me your resume. Can I see what you have
done. And this after over 30 years working in the industry.
Young filmmakers, directors, screenwriters and actors have always
faced this dilemma. And in today’s shrinking markets, established
professionals like myself also face this on a daily basis. Whether it is
to be laid off, or to be replaced by someone cheaper or simply made
redundant by one of the new digital production technologies, older and
younger film workers everywhere are constantly battling to make
themselves marketable in a changing landscape.
My good friend Simon Hunter was waiting at his agents office in LA at
the end of last year, when in walked Frank Durabont asking if there
were any commercials going. Imagine that! An Oscar winning director of
feature films trying to earn a bit from a lowly commercial.
Whether you are starting out, or whether you are established and
trying to strengthen your position in the job market, you can get around
the Catch 22 of work and experience by using some creative action and
Anyway, here is How I Got Film Work Without Experience