Entertainment Careers

  • Level Designer_thumb
    Level design, like the larger task of game development, is a collaborative process that integrates art assets, script elements, character interaction, and environment layout to create an exciting player experience. The job of the level designer is not simply to conceive of...
  • Licensing Manager
    Depending on the structure of the employing music company, a licensing manager may specialize in synch licensing, mechanical, performing, or a combination of copyright licensing. He or she is responsible for overseeing the license administrators in the royalty department...
  • Lighting Artist
    In the fields of visual effects and digital animation, as with live-action, lighting is an important element that creates mood, depth, and realism in a scene. Whether producing a fully animated film or enhancing a filmed sequence with the use of computer-generated imagery,...
  • Lighting Artist
    Lighting in video games, as with film, television, and theater, is necessary to establish an atmosphere within the game environment that is consistent with the time and place, as well as the emotional context. Lighting sets the mood for a showdown at high noon in New Austin...
  • In live entertainment production, the role of the lighting console operator is to implement the design created through collaboration between the artistic director, lighting designer, and stage manager. Each look—a precisely timed cue—creates an atmosphere to enhance the...
  • Lighting Console Programmer_thumb
    The lighting designer typically hires the lighting console programmer (sometimes called the moving light programmer) as an assistant with the express purpose of programming the show during the rehearsal phase.
  • Lighting Designer
    The lighting designer’s title is self-explanatory, but the job is more complex than it seems. Before the audience is treated to pretty colors and big sweeping ballyhoos, this person meticulously documents each fixture, position, color, and movement.
  • Lighting Supervisor
    At a resident theatrical company or on a large touring production, there is usually a lighting department supervisor.
  • Lighting Technician_thumb
    The capacity of lighting technology to visually captivate an audience has advanced tremendously over the past two decades. Automated instruments are becoming more sophisticated, wireless dimmers have unshackled the designer, and behind all of this innovation are the...
  • Line Producer_thumb
    Expenditures on every film or television production are divided in two segments: above the line and below the line. Above the line refers to writers, producers, directors, and actors (including extras). Below the line refers to everything else: that is, crew, sets,...
  • Localization Producer_thumb
    Localization is the highly involved process of preparing a game developed in one part of the world, to be released in another; it entails enacting linguistic changes, as well as augmentations concerning culture, hardware, and software.
  • Location Scout_thumbnail
    Making a film is a lot like selling real estate: Location is everything! A “location” in the film industry is any place filming will be done that is not a studio or a set. For films, television shows, and commercials, finding the perfect location is largely the...
  • Lyricist
    The work of the lyricist is the art of substitution; at least that’s how Sheldon Harnick, the Tony and Grammy award-winning wordsmith of musicals such as Fiddler on the Roof and Fiorello describes it. Songwriting, in the form that a lyricist sets words to a composer’s...
  • Makeup Artist Live_thumbnail
    It is a makeup artist’s responsibility to execute the makeup designer’s looks on each cast member as assigned. For every performance, the artist works from illustrated templates—and eventually from memory—to transform the actor’s face and create the first visual impression...
  • Makeup Designer
    The design process is about telling a story, and a makeup artist paints that story in color. The actor emotes through his or her body and face, but it is the makeup designer’s task to enhance that emotion and help convey the character.
  • Marketing Assistant
    You’ve got to start somewhere. For a career in entertainment industry marketing, the first step is as a marketing assistant. These positions exist across every facet of the business, from film and television studios to record labels, game studios, and live event ...
  • Marketing Director
    The marketing strategy around an entertainment brand, whether that is a product or entire company, is ultimately the responsibility of the Marketing Director. This person creatively designs marketing campaigns that reach out to the target audience to persuade customers to...
  • Marketing Manager_thumb
    Everyone hopes to have a product that sells itself, but until that product comes along, it’s all about marketing. The marketing manager answers to the director of marketing and supervises a staff of local and regional marketing representatives. The manager’s goal is...
  • Marketing Representative
    Marketing responsibilities within an entertainment media company are usually divided between a local representative who serves one large city or metro area and a regional representative who oversees a larger area, such as the northeast United States. In either case, the...
  • Master Carpenter_thumbnail
    Under the supervision of the set designer and technical director, the master carpenter is ultimately responsible for the construction of all scenic elements of a live production.