Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Getting Jobs in Entertainment question 992:If one hasn’t made a magnificent relationship with an up-and-coming talent at AFI, what is the next move?
This was submitted by an AFI student. First, you don't want to wait until the end of film school to discover that you haven't found that "one" superstar to hitch your wagon to. The great thing about being in film school is the opportunity to reach out to working professionals in the industry to get them to mentor you (a business advice and guidance mentorship). When possible, reach out to your film school alumnus. These professionals can tell you what great things came out of film school, and the missed opportunities that they recognize now, that you can capitalize on while you're still there.
It's important while in film school to think about a bigger picture. Where you want to be in 20 years and work backwards. Who are the people out in the industry doing what you want to be doing? Get advice from them so that you can maximize every possibility while in school, and leave with a minimum of 200 relationships by the time you graduate.
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