Praise for the previous edition:
"...recommended..."—American Reference Books Annual
"...useful...this work is well-organized and easy to use...covers a vast amount of material...comprehensive...Recommended." —Choice
"...an essential reference...Informed and informative, each job description is succinct and comprehensive."—Midwest Book Review
"...[a] helpful guide."—www.Forbes.com
According to the Motion Picture Association of America, 607 feature films were released in 2006—an 11 percent increase from the 549 films released in 2005. Since the first edition of Career Opportunities in the Film Industry was published, the digital revolution and the blossoming broadband business on the Internet have changed the way many movies are shot, edited, distributed, and even viewed. Many technological advances have had an impact on the career opportunities now available in the film industry, creating new positions that reflect advances in digital production, distribution, exhibition, and marketing.
Featuring more than 80 job profiles—with five new to this edition—this new edition updates all key information, including salary ranges, employment outlook, and technical advances, and features a new foreword by the late actor David Carradine. Appendixes, which have been completely updated, include directories of colleges and universities; non-degree training programs; professional unions and associations; film competitions, fellowships, internships, and festivals; and more. A glossary defines key terms, and a helpful bibliography includes books, industry publications, and Web resources.
New and updated career profiles include:
- Animal safety representative
- Camera operator
- Film editor
- Location scout
- Production assistant
- Set designer
- Sound mixer
- and more.
Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Glossary.
About the Author(s)
Fred Yager attended the New York University film school and is a member of the Writers Guild of America. He has had several screenplays optioned. He spent 13 years as a reporter for the Associated Press, for which he reviewed hundreds of films and interviewed hundreds of film-industry professionals. He is the coauthor, along with Jan Yager, of Career Opportunities in the Publishing Industry, Second Edition for Ferguson Publishing. He lives in Connecticut.
Jan Yager studied acting at the Gene Frankel Theatre Workshop and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and has cowritten several screenplays and novels with her husband, Fred Yager. She is the coauthor of The Encyclopedia of Sleep and Sleep Disorders, Third Edition for Facts On File. She lives in Connecticut.
The late foreword author and screen legend David Carradine has appeared in more than 100 movies and numerous television shows, including Kill Bill: Vol. I and Kill Bill Vol. II, Bound for Glory, and the TV series Kung Fu and Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. Carradine has also directed movies including Americana and You and Me, and he has authored several books, such as Spirit of Shaolin, Endless Highway, and The Kill Bill Diary.