Entertainment Careers

  • Audio Technician
    Live sound production combines the science of perfecting signal amplification and equalization with the art of blending each voice and instrument to produce the desired feel or emotional response. The audio technicians who contribute to stage plays and concerts work to...
  • Band Coordinator_thumbnail
    Those with a passion for music who also dream of working in television need not worry; there’s a career for that. Late night and variety television shows like Saturday Night Live or Late Show With David Letterman employ house bands as integral components; to manage the...
  • Band Videographer_thumb
    Similar to the work of a unit videographer, a band videographer is a freelance cameraperson who is hired to capture footage of live performances on behalf of the artist or band for the purposes of promotion.
  • Beat Producer_thumb
    There is no shortage of hopefuls who aspire to become successful beat producers, but far fewer actually understand the work of this individual in today’s popular music industry. The beat producer performs a greater function than pulling together synthesized drum hits, he or...
  • Best Boy Electric
    Sometimes credited as the assistant chief lighting technician, the best boy (so called whether male or female) of the electric (lighting) department is the second in command under the gaffer. This role is not to be confused with the best boy grip, under the key grip. 
  • Best Boy Grip
    The assistant to the key grip is the best boy, responsible for supervising the department technicians. This moniker applies to both male and female technicians, and is derived from the pre-union days of film when the elevated rank was granted conditionally to the best and...
  • Booking Agent_thumb
    The talent booking business comprises two major segments: the promoters who buy the act and the agents who sell it. A promoter represents the venue and sponsors, while the booking agent represents the artists and their management.
  • Boom Operator
    Boom operators assist the production sound mixer by holding and operating a microphone attached to a long pole so that it is in the ideal position to capture the dialogue of the actors and other sounds. The boom operator decides where to place radio and clip microphones...
  • Box Office Manager
    One of the most important positions within the business component of all live show production and events is the role of the box office manager, also called the treasurer. This person is tasked with not just overseeing the sale of all tickets, but also with accounting for...
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    Members of the box office staff are typically the first contact between a patron and the event they plan to attend, and as such, these individuals are responsible not only for the accurate dissemination of tickets but also with ensuring responsible customer service....
  • Brand Manager_thumb
    In the gaming industry the brand manager (also called product manager) is the point person for every facet of the marketing plan for a single title or a franchise, like Modern Warfare or Madden. It’s an ambiguous title, but comes with a plethora of...
  • Business Manager_thumb
    A business manager handles the financial affairs of entertainers, athletes, and other high-profile public figures. This person may work for a large management firm with several clients, or as a dedicated partner to one group or individual.
  • Camera Assistant_thumbnail
    Camera assistants are the backbone of the camera department on set. These technicians aid camera operators in setting up gear, keep the sensitive equipment in tip-top shape, and trudge over hill and over dale to lug the DP’s Panavision on location.
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    The camera operator works under the supervision of the director of photography (cinematographer) and is tasked with ensuring that the camera gets each shot just as the DP and director have instructed. Depending on the size and budget of a production, there may be several...
  • Carpenter's Assistant
    This entry-level position in film, television, and live production works within the scenic or construction department and is vital to the efficient operation of the scene shop and to building of sets during pre-production. 
  • Cast Album Producer_thumb
    For both the preservation of musical theater history and entertainment value, the producers of a Broadway or off-Broadway musical regularly commission the production of a cast album for new shows and popular revivals. Occasionally live performances are recorded and produced...
  • Casting Assistant
    The assistant to the casting director, or firm of multiple casting directors, is responsible for supporting the company’s operations through a number of administrative and secretarial tasks, as well as performing research and preparation for auditions.
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    A studio or production company hires a casting director to find and audition actors for every role in a television or film production—from extras to leading characters. To handle the massive task of casting dozens and even hundreds of roles, the casting director will employ...
  • Casting Director
    The casting director, or more often a casting firm, is hired by the producer of a stage show to audition and recommend actors, singers, and dancers, in cooperation with the director, musical director, and choreographer.
  • Casting Director
    Good casting is often the make-or-break ingredient between a box-office flop and a ratings hit. To put together that magic blend of actors and actresses, studios rely on the services of a casting director. Though big names like Angelina Jolie and George Clooney rarely have...