Where to intern

7 Things to Consider When Deciding Where to Intern

If you have multiple offers for an internship position, how do you decide which one to take? First of all, congratulations—this is what’s referred to as a “high class problem!” Second, by utilizing the following information, you’ll stand a great chance of making the right choice and fast-tracking your career. Which company has the most name recognition? Having an internship on …

For boys eyes only

For Boys’ Eyes Only

Okay, ladies, this means you’ll just have to wait for my next blog as this one’s just for the guys. This post might not exactly be appropriate. And perhaps it won’t easily fit within the context of getting a job, per se. But a friend of mine, let’s call her Melanie Melrose, was telling me about an incident that recently …

Networking tips for Sundance

Networking Tips for Sundance

So a few of my students are at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City and asked me if I had any networking tips for Sundance—and festivals—in general. I had some ideas, but I wanted to consult an indie film festival vet for tips. I asked my friend, former director of the LA Film Festival and current Co-CEO of ZEFR Rich …

Tweeting blunder

Don’t Let this Kind of Tweeting Blunder Jeopardize Your Next Job

My friend Hannah works in Human Resources at a MAJOR production company and is in charge of hiring interns and assistants for the executives.  One of the big shots at her company gave her the resume of a son of his golfing buddy and told her to interview him. She looked over the resume of Donny and was not impressed. …

How to get an agent

How to Get an Agent

Although I haven’t worked as a talent agent for over a decade, I’m still asked this question: “How can I get an agent?” My response remains the same, “you don’t get an agent, an agent finds you.” Getting an agent is like dating in the 1950s. A girl does all she can to make herself attractive to a boy (pretty …

Why you can screw-up, but never f-up

Here’s Why You Can Screw-Up But Never F-Up

My former boss would say all the time, “you can screw-up, but you can never “F-up.” Screwing-up is making a mistake like dropping off a FedEx package 5-minutes after pick-up is scheduled for the night. F-ing-up is lying to your boss to say you made it to the dropbox by the deadline and have no idea why FedEx didn’t pick …