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  • Take Five: A Support Group for Parents in the Entertainment Industry

    Are you living with the challenges of balancing self-care with the needs of your family, riding the wave of day-to-day changes of a “return to normal” following the COVID-19 pandemic and navigating a career in the entertainment industry? Join us virtually for an 8-week discussion and support group. Come for a safe, non-judgmental space where parents can share information, offer and receive emotional support and discuss strategies with other parents who are encountering similar challenges. Open to performing arts and entertainment industry professionals who have children under the age of 18.

    Please note that this is not a psychotherapy group and does not provide mental health treatment. If you are in need of mental health support, please reach out to the Entertainment Community Fund: entertainmentcommunity.org/MentalHealth.

    This support group is available to anyone living in the United States, Puerto Rico and US territories.

     

    More info HERE.

     

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    October 05, 2022 at 11:00am
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  • published Writers' Cafe in Upcoming Events 2022-09-28 22:19:05 -0700

    Writers' Cafe

    Every Monday and Friday
    9:00 - 10:00 am (PT) - Quiet Writing Space
    10:00 - 10:30 am (PT) - Optional Breakout Rooms

    Looking to add a bit of discipline to your writing schedule? Then join us for an hour of dedicated writing every Monday and Friday at 9:00 am (PT) in our online Writers’ Cafe. It's the perfect time to join others working on their projects or simply exercising their creative muscles. We’ll have a writing prompt posted to spark the imagination and the room’s chat function enabled if you want to pose a question, get community feedback, or make new connections. It's free, so there’s no reason not to pull up a chair and join in.

    We meet in the same location each session so feel free to bookmark our Zoom link for future sessions.

    Writers’ Cafe is also on Discord

    Join the Writers’ Cafe community anywhere, anytime on Discord. Click the yellow “Register”, “Start” or “Resume” button at the top of this page and go to the “Writers’ Cafe on Discord” section for instructions on how to log in.

    Have questions? We would be happy to answer them. Contact us anytime at [email protected].

     

    More info HERE.

     

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    October 07, 2022 at 9:00am
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  • Administrative Assistant, Marketing (Sony Music Entertainment) - CA

    Company: Sony Music Entertainment
    Location: Culver City, CA
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree preferred
    Minimum Years of Experience: None specified

    Job Description: As an Administrative Assistant, Marketing you will be responsible for providing administrative support for Marketing executives and extended team in helping to ensure the efficient day-to-day operation of the Marketing Department at Epic Records. This is a unique opportunity to grow your skills and build your career in a fast-paced, hyper creative environment while influencing how music reaches listeners around the world.

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  • Assistant Producer: Voiceover (Rockstar Games) - NY

    Company: Rockstar Games
    Location: Manhattan, NY
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: None specified
    Minimum Years of Experience: 2-3 years of on-set production or project management experience in video games, TV, theater or film.

    Job Description: Rockstar is looking for an Assistant Producer to support Voiceover Production for all projects. This role will focus on organizing requests, tracking assets, and prepping materials for all voiceover sessions. Other responsibilities include supporting Producers in building and maintaining our production calendar, processing invoices, and record keeping for the Production Department as a whole. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and highly organized with strong inter-personal skills. We’re looking for someone that thrives in a fast paced and oftentimes fluid environment where tasks may change quickly from one day to the next depending on our production schedule. The devil is in the details, and we’re seeking someone who truly loves the minutia of pre-production and production work. This role helps build the foundation of our well-oiled voiceover team and will require dedication and an eye for detailed work.

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  • Office Assistant - Mailroom (Innovative Artists) - NY

    Company: Innovative Artists
    Location: New York, NY
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: None specified, college preferred
    Minimum Years of Experience: None specified

    Job Description: The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office. From scheduling client meetings, to communicating between departments, you will be responsible for completing multi-level tasks in a professional and timely manner. This is an exceptional opportunity at a prestigious agency working with top tier agents and industry professional. Ample opportunities for growth.

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  • published Executive Assistant (Moonbug) - CA in Job Listings 2022-09-25 14:22:28 -0700

    Executive Assistant (Moonbug) - CA

    Company: Moonbug
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
    Minimum Years of Experience: BA and/or 4+ years executive/administrative assistant experience

    Job Description: Moonbug Entertainment is looking for a talented Executive Assistant to join the team at our LA office. The Executive Assistant will support our Senior Directors, Production in the daily administrative duties required to run our rapidly growing US business helping to implement and drive a long-term growth strategy for the business. This role requires on-site presence during the weekdays. Ultimately, this role will contribute to the efficiency of our business by providing personalized and timely support to our production executives overseeing our biggest brands’ live action and animated productions. The successful candidate will be a proactive and positive thinker with excellent communication skills.

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  • CNBC Internships - Spring 2023 (NBCUniversal) - CA

    Company: NBCUniversal
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Start Date: January 17, 2023
    Type of Position: Internship
    Minimum Education Level: Actively enrolled in college, class year sophomore or above
    Minimum Years of Experience: None specified

    Job Description: 

    The NBCUniversal Internship Program allows students to unlock their potential by contributing to big projects in meaningful ways that matter. To thrive as an NBCU intern, you are ready to bring your passion for media, entertainment, and technology along with your desire to learn each day. NBCU interns receive career prep, leadership exposure, connection to other interns, networking, and of course, all the fun you can imagine along the way. We offer both virtual and in-person internship opportunities for the Spring 2023 semester, and all internships will be part-time (approximately 16-24 hours per week). Because we know it can be challenging to balance coursework and internship commitments, we are now offering interns paid time off for mental health, school exams, and personal holidays. 

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  • Spring Internship 2023 (UTA) - CA, NY, TN

    Company: UTA
    Location: Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Nashville, TN
    Start Date: Spring 2023
    Type of Position: Internship
    Minimum Education Level: Senior in college
    Minimum Years of Experience: None specified

    Job Description: UTA’s Spring Internship Program exposes Interns to a wide variety of business practices in the field of entertainment.  Interns receive formal instruction on the fundamentals of the talent agency business and how to work within it. Our interns will have the opportunity to work cross-departmentally on projects and research addressing client and business needs. In addition to a wealth of industry-specific knowledge, interns will learn to be resourceful, resilient, and collaborative.

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  • Assistant, Corporate Services (UTA) - CA

    Company: UTA
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: None specified
    Minimum Years of Experience: 1+ year experience in facilities or similar role 

    Job Description: Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, UTA is seeking a detail-oriented Assistant to support the Director of Corporate Services in a fast-paced Corporate Services Department. The ideal candidate will have prior office experience. Required skills include excellent organizational capabilities and the ability to manage multiple projects at once and thrive in a project-heavy, fast-paced environment. You should also demonstrate a passion for the entertainment business, have a high-level attention to detail and the ability to navigate shifting situations and last-minute changes.

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  • Human Resources - HR Assistant (CAA) - CA

    Company: CAA
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: None specified
    Minimum Years of Experience: One plus years of experience as an assistant; One plus year of benefits experience

    Job Description: We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our CAA Human Resources team as a Human Resources Administrative Assistant. The Human Resources Assistant is both a hands-on and strategic role that provides human resources support to our business. The role provides critical administrative support to our Head of HR Operations and our Head of Benefits in the Los Angeles office.

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  • Creative Career Storytelling: Engaging Your Audience

    10 am–12:30 pm PT/12–2:30 pm CT/1–3:30 pm ET

    PREREQUISITE: Must have attended The Career Center Orientation | Weekly on Mondays & Thursdays

    Are you unclear of how to authentically articulate your art/work/life story through your LinkedIn summary? Discover a simple formula for telling a holistic story that captures the attention of your audience.

    In this workshop series, you will:

    •    Discuss the 3 Cs of effective career storytelling
    •    Clarify a personal brand
    •    Explore how to add a supporting story in order to engage your audience

    This workshop will be exercise intensive—so please come prepared for a deep dive experience!

    *The training is TWO sessions long—RSVP only if you are able to attend both dates 10/19 and 10/26

     

    More info HERE.

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    October 19, 2022 at 10:00am
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  • Master Class: Jumpstart Your TV Writing Career with Kelly Edwards

    Master Classes are in-depth, interactive learning experiences focused on craft and career-building and led by renowned industry experts. Topics include fiction and documentary filmmaking, TV writing and production, and navigating and succeeding in the entertainment industry.

    Ready to jumpstart your TV writing career? Former HBO Executive turned TV writer Kelly Edwards walks us through some of the highlights of her new book, The Executive Chair, A Writer’s Guide to TV Series Development. Edwards will give specific tactics for building a bulletproof portfolio of work, taking a great meeting, and stress-free networking to get you off the sidelines and into the action. In this live and interactive three-hour master class, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about working in a Writers’ Room, interpreting notes, and how to approach different types of meetings. Whether you are new to writing for TV or currently pitching a show, Edwards’ knowledge of the studio and the room will be incredibly insightful.

    Topics covered include:

    • Quick and easy tips for networking in this New World
    • How to take the anxiety out of networking
    • 7 steps to taking a great meeting
    • The difference between taking a meeting with a Showrunner vs. an Executive
    • Understanding the different types of meetings
    • Your 3 must-have samples
    • The real reason Hollywood needs you to pick a lane
    • How to be creative with your portfolio
    • Decoding network notes
    • When you don’t want to take the note
    • Understanding the Showrunner's role
    • What goes on in the Writers’ Room - from how to get “cast” to responsibilities and etiquette

    Past classes have included Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams on Documentary Storytelling, Finding Dory’s Victoria Strouse on Comedy Writing, Emmy-nominated director Lesli Linka Glatter on Blocking a Scene, The Walking Dead’s Glen Mazzara on TV Writing, and more.

    Sundance Collab Master Classes are open and free of charge to all members as live events. Sessions will be recorded and available in our video library within 24 hours to all members for 48 hours after posting. After that, on-demand access to the recording is available only to Creator+ and Course Pass members. Sign up today to get a free 30-day trial Creator+ Membership.

    If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please complete this form, contact us at (435) 776-7790 or email us at [email protected] to discuss your specific needs. Every effort will be made to accommodate advance requests; requests made within 5 days of the event may not be guaranteed.

     

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    October 20, 2022 at 10:00am
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  • Spotlight Event: Change Through Storytelling: Reproductive Justice with Emma Pildes, Tia Lessin, and Martha Shane

    Spotlight Events feature conversations with high-profile film and television industry professionals who share helpful advice and insightful anecdotes on their career experiences and creative processes. Check out some of our inspiring chats with Patty Jenkins, Ava DuVernay, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Brit Marling, Jason Blum and more.

    We believe in the power of storytelling to make change. With the reversal of Roe vs Wade, the conversation surrounding Reproductive Justice has once again become elevated. Please join us for this spotlight conversation with the award winning documentary filmmakers Emma Pildes and Tia Lessin (The Janes) and Martha Shane (After Tiller). This vital session on Collab will focus on how they approached the development, shooting, post and marketing of these culture shifting films.

    This online event will be recorded and available in our video library for all members after the live event. (Post-event breakout rooms are not recorded.) Please allow up to 24 hours after the live event for the recording to be posted.

    If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please complete this form, contact us at (435) 776-7790 or email us at [email protected] to discuss your specific needs. Every effort will be made to accommodate advance requests; requests made within 5 days of the event may not be guaranteed.

     

    More info HERE.

     

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    October 06, 2022 at 4:00pm
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  • Inclusive Movements in the Dance Studio: A Workshop with Kerry Thompson

    Movement can mean many things– how we move our bodies or a rally for change. In this class, Kerry Thompson, a dance teacher who is a person with deafblindness, teaches both kinds of movements to advance disability inclusion for dance. Learn how to create a dance class that uses adapative dance techniques for a range of disabilities, both visible and invisible, while also creating an environment that is inclusive on and off the dance floor.

    This workshop is open to anyone at Harvard– both students and faculty– who is teaching or leading dance or movement. 

    Presented by Harvard Dance Center, Office for the Arts at Harvard.

    FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED

    Kerry Thompson will be wearing a face covering and has asked that all participants please wear one as well. The Dance Center has medical-grade disposable face covering on hand for anyone who needs one. Thank you!

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO NOTE

    Kerry Thompson's adorable guide dog Miles will be present! Please do not pet him, make eye contact, or make commands to him. He's working!

     

    More info HERE.

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    September 30, 2022 at 1:00pm
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    Harvard Dance Center, Studio 1
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  • Reimagining the Narrative: Writing Authentic Stories About Domestic Workers in Film & TV

    Writers Guild Foundation partners with the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) for a virtual panel on writing stories about a community that represents over 2 million working class women across the country: domestic workers.

    Featuring both writers and experts in the movement, panelists will talk about how to tell an authentic story without falling into stereotypes or relying on tropes, why this moment calls for these stories, and what writers can do to change the narrative.

    The panel will be supported by findings from NDWA’s latest research report in partnership with the Norman Lear Center, Spotlighting Domestic Workers: Representation in Film & TV.

    Panelists:

    • Melissa Carter - Writer, Executive Producer, Co-Showrunner, The Cleaning Lady

    • Miranda Kwok - Creator, Writer, Executive Producer, Co-Showrunner, The Cleaning Lady

    Stay tuned for more panelist announcements!

    Moderated by Jenn Stowe, Executive Director of NDWA.

    Panel starts at 6:30pm Pacific time.

    Space is limited so RSVP now. After signing up, you’ll receive information on how to access the Zoom panel.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]

     

    More info HERE.

     

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    October 04, 2022 at 6:30pm
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  • published Thrive in Place! (NYC) in Upcoming Events 2022-09-15 19:51:17 -0700

    Thrive in Place! (NYC)

    ArtBuilt and the Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund) are partnering to present THRIVE IN PLACE!—a workshop to help creative sector workers understand the relationship between housing choices and their financial wellbeing. Focused on affordable housing, homeownership and building knowledge to improve personal finances, this class uses artist-centric tools and straightforward language to help artists of all disciplines navigate their financial life with creativity, clarity and strength. Build housing security to thrive in place!

    THRIVE IN PLACE! is the first stop on a path to more in-depth and technical programs. Participants will also learn how to access a five-part Homebuyer Webinar presented by NY Mortgage Coalition and a deep dive into Affordable Housing in NYC and Financial Wellness presented by the Entertainment Community Fund.

    We are thrilled to partner with the Borough Arts Councils to bring Thrive in Place! to communities city wide. The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs is also a promotional partner for the program.

     

    More info HERE.

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    October 11, 2022 at 6:30pm
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  • FX Production & Special Projects Internship, Spring 2023 (FX) - LA

    Company: FX
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Start Date: Spring 2023
    Type of Position: Internship
    Minimum Education Level: Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at a college/university taking at least one class in the semester prior to participation in the internship program, or recently graduated within six months at time of application
    Minimum Years of Experience: None specified

    Job Description: The FX Production & Special Projects Intern will assist and support the Production & Special Projects team in all areas needed, from office duties, pre-production and post support.

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  • Editorial Assistant, Atria Books (Simon & Schuster) - NY

    Company: Simon & Schuster
    Location: New York, NY
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: None specified
    Minimum Years of Experience: None specified

    Job Description: Simon and Schuster is looking for an Editorial Assistant for Atria Books who will report to three Editors who acquire fiction and select nonfiction.

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  • Assistant, Business Affairs Theater (Endeavor) - NY

    Company: Endeavor
    Location: New York, NY
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
    Minimum Years of Experience: 1 year entertainment experience preferred

    Job Description: Endeavor is seeking an assistant to two Business Affairs Executives at WME, which is a large talent agency. Though this is an assistant-level position, there will be opportunity for the right candidate to engage in meaningful work relating to deal negotiations for agency clients.  The ideal candidate has a strong legal acumen, some familiarity with entertainment contracts and an insatiable desire to learn more.  Deals you will be assisting with include production service agreements, talent agreements and rights acquisitions. The job entails basic administrative assistant work (maintaining a calendar and tracking projects, preparing and maintaining client files) – but the right candidate also will be able to handle substantive work under the direction of two executives. Exact scope of responsibility will depend on the candidate’s demonstrated capabilities. This is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in learning about business affairs at a major agency.

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  • published Assistant, Comedy (Endeavor) - NY in Job Listings 2022-09-15 14:41:09 -0700

    Assistant, Comedy (Endeavor) - NY

    Company: Endeavor
    Location: New York, NY
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: None specified
    Minimum Years of Experience: one year of comedy-related work experience or internship in a comedy or entertainment related field preferred

    Job Description: This position provides general administrative and editorial support to the agent by managing the agent’s calendar, email, phones, sending submissions, evaluative queries and manuscripts, and handling a variety of client oriented business.

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