Being in a film industry is one of the proudest moments for any person. And that is why people love the jobs here, no matter how big or small you are. Although sustaining here is easy, finding the very first job is the most difficult part.
Many people try to go through various schools and degrees. But such people are often looked down upon by the directors and other people. All you have to be is genuine, intelligent, and creative. Rest things would automatically fall in place. And finding jobs in film industry is more or less similar to other job hunting process.
Just like for any other job, here as well you need a basic resume, which is short and clean. And look out for your preferred jobs on portals like localshout, freelancer, etc. Submit your prepared resume if you find any relevant job. You might not get your dream job here, and may be you have to settle for less satisfying job. But don’t worry. Work your way up from there till you reach where you want.
Show any kind of film experience you have before, either before the camera or on the set. Any minor or major experience before in the film line, holds a lot of value here. And this is considered as having much more value than the degree you hold.
Let the film employers know of any internship you have done in the film line, any projects you have handled in your school or college, or anything you have done related to movies at some good level. Also, if you have worked in TV line as well, differentiate that from film line clearly. All of these will greatly help you land a good job in the film industry.
There are numerous unions for different purposes in the film industry. Most of the times it happens that if a particular show is unionized, then the employers will not hire anybody else other than people from the union.
So find out the right union related to where you want to go and join them. Even though the pay will be lower here, but it will help you gain some experience before you move out to independent big projects.