Film Production and Entertainment Career
Why Work In Film?
Why try to build a career in film as a professional? Perhaps, it is because the industry is constantly growing. The film, on-demand, Internet, and direct to streaming industries are the significant employer, both in California and other parts of the country. There are jobs for professionals in any number of fields from behind the camera to in front of the camera.
Periodically, the American Film Marketing Association (AFMA) commences a study on the economic impact filmmakers have on the economy as a whole. Its findings are rewarding ones for those eager to work in the film or entertainment industry - and particularly for people interested in work that does not involve the financial (and emotional) risks associated with such fields as acting.
But, hey, there is nothing wrong with being an actor. AFMA's study reports a mature and growing industry. An industry that needs dedicated professionals in a wide variety of trades.
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Filmmakers - both independent and major studios - account for over 408,000 jobs nationwide. This primarily includes those who work as consultants or freelancers. The bulk of the workforce is pretty much contract workers. The film industry's "total U.S. economic effect" is estimated over $12.5 billion.
Total production costs of network prime-time television, first-run syndication programs, and streaming platforms offerings are huge. Who gets all that money? You guessed it -- film and television professionals that worked hard to make it in the business.
The AFMA study concludes by proving the fact that there is a growing demand for films and entertainment. With the added benefit that many new formats like streaming and opportunities provided by emerging telecommunications and computer technologies, the industry is, matter of fact, growing leaps and bounds and most likely to continue to do so.
What Do You Think?
Do you think you could make a successful career in film?
Backing up AFMA's research, one can read the trades and know that the industry’s growth is strong and will continue to grow in the entertainment sector. Among the most interesting recent sign of expansion is CBS.Com reporting 60% of Americans are streaming movies. Most of that streaming is happening on Netflix.
Of course, figures like this rise and fall, and the business of film can have its shifts, even with some of the large and most successful companies with hardly any warning.
As of this writing, the production of film entertainment business clearly shines as a major domestic economic success -- and a huge export to international markets. If you or someone you know is interested in learning about the most creative, effective ways of entering show business for the first time visit my website often; I will show you how to have a successful career in film. Alternatively, just read my book, hopefully, you will learn.
© 2007 Kenna McHugh