Entertainment Careers

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    Scenery is one of the most comprehensive visual elements of a film or television production. Sets establish a time and place but can also become characters in themselves, with great craftsmanship and effort put forth to providing an immersive environment in which the cast...
  • Consumer Researcher
    A consumer researcher is responsible for conducting market research studies, analyzing the collected data to draw relevant conclusions, and reporting that data back to the interested parties. In the entertainment industry, consumer researchers are most often hired to...
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    The state of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s immortal legacy of compositions is a terrible tragedy. His combative relationship with his copyists is well-documented; their work was often sloppy and plagued by mistakes. The hatchet job on his music has persisted, despite the efforts...
  • Copyright/Licensing Attorney
    Before a film hits theaters or a television show airs, attorneys must work out numerous contract stipulations that govern a company’s rights to exploit a creative property. In today’s increasingly connected technological landscape, attorneys face greater challenges in...
  • Copywriter
    Every bit of website content, poster language, and billboard signage begins as a blank space on a copywriter’s screen. These wordsmiths write the ads and marketing assets that compel audiences to see a movie, buy a game, or pick up an artist’s latest album.
  • Costume Buyer
    The costume buyer makes a living shopping for clothes for film and television stars, but there is more to it than racking up an impressive bill on the department’s credit card. This person is the conduit through which the designer sources his or her materials, scours L.A....
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    A costume designer must have an inherent talent for visual presentation and drop-dead wardrobe flair. Whether you are creating a show-stopping leather number for a pop star’s tour or taking a stab at recreating Audrey 2 for Little Shop of Horrors, your looks must gain favor...
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    You can tell a lot about a character on the screen before a word of dialogue is uttered—if the costume designer has done a good job. Costumes reflect the character’s personality, culture, lifestyle, and environment; more than just dressing the actor, costumes aid the...
  • Costume Dresser Live_thumbnail
    A production with a small cast of a dozen or fewer is no great undertaking for the costume department, but when performers number several dozen or in the hundreds, a small army of costume dressers is employed to get bodies into garments and back onstage with impressive...
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    The costume shop manager is a logistical supervisor who collaborates closely with the costume designer to oversee the fabrication and fit of all garments for theatrical productions, as well as film and television shows. This person does not participate in constructing...
  • Costumer
    A costumer is an assistant to the costume designer who works in theatrical production, as well as film and television. This person begins work during pre-production, participates in the processes of research and sourcing materials, then works on through to the delivery of...
  • Creative Director_thumb
    The creative director is responsible for the overall vision of the product: game play, visual style, story, audio assets, cinematics, and marketing materials. This person is often the creator of the game concept, and may serve as the primary designer. He or she works under...
  • Customer Service Technician
    A game company’s first line of conflict resolution to prevent a customer from becoming an enemy for life is the customer service technician. This person answers the frustrated, outraged calls of gamers whose missions have frozen and badges are not displaying properly, and...
  • Deck Electrician
    Working in tandem with the lighting console operator on a live show, the deck electrician lives backstage and ensures the smooth operation of all lighting and electrical elements. In addition to his or her show track, this technician is always standing by to jump in and...
  • Development Executive
    A development executive must be able to search through a maze of scripts, project ideas, and stories, finding those precious few that may become the next Oscar-winning movie or Sundance Festival jewel.
  • Digital Content Editor
    A robust, engaging web presence is crucial for any entertainment brand; that includes the production and publication of original written content, as well as video, podcasts, and interactive media. It is the digital content editor’s role to maintain quality and consistency...
  • Digital Imaging Technician
    At some point in the near future, we might have to stop calling them films. Today, high-definition and 24p digital video are becoming increasingly popular among moviemakers, eliminating the roles of film processors, colorists, and timers, and replacing them with the new...
  • Digital Licensing Administrator
    The digital music revolution hit the marketplace and confounded some record labels and music publishers who were unprepared to deal with the resulting legal questions of copyright and ownership. Since then, music makers have pushed hard (often in court) to receive proper...
  • Director_thumb
    The director is the ultimate creative voice of a film; he or she holds the core vision of the project and leads the cast and crew through preproduction, principal photography, and post-production. Like a general on the field of battle, the director sees the whole picture,...
  • Director
    Like a film director, the stage director supervises both the performance and technical aspects of a production. He or she has the artistic spirit of a designer, the methodical mind of a technician, and a poetic soul.