Monday, April 19, 2010

entertainment industry coach Question 411: How do I use my film credits on my film resume when the producer/director is a shady user type...

"... and I can't trust him for a work reference. Do I add the film to my resume, but explain to the next prod exec the nature of the shady producer even though that can put them off on me?"

No, No, No, No.... and in case I wasn't clear.... NO! You put the credit on your resume but you DON'T list the producer as a reference. If they need a reference from the production, find someone who will sing your praises. In most cases, if they are looking over your resume and they don't recognize the production or the producer, they're not going to be asking for a reference anyway. It's up to you to create that relationship in the interview and prove why you're the one for the job. Bringing up negative working experiences will do just the opposite. It's a total turn off!

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