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What’s all this about?
It’s practical, original, plain speaking advice, on how to stand out from the crowd, get noticed and get into the industry.
What this isn’t…
Some dull careers advice babble, regurgitated and re packaged, old ideas with new jargon; same old, same old, concocted by a so-called ‘expert’ who’s never worked in the business and knows as much about film and TV industry as my cat!
OVERVIEW: WHAT’S THIS BOOK ALL ABOUT?
EXT. BBC CAR PARK, ENGLAND – NIGHT:
Having just finished work and fought his way though the evening city traffic, a hopeful young man, 20, now sits in his parked car in front of a huge concrete building. He cranes his head forward to peer through his windscreen. In front of him stands the Headquarters for The British Broadcasting Corporation.
The young man bathes in the white light pouring from the giant illuminated BBC sign, as he has done every evening for the past year; because he has a dream. He’s not from an “industry family”, in fact he knows little about the industry at all, but for a long time has dreamed of working in Film and Television. Fresh faced and wet behind the ears, armed with nothing but naïve enthusiasm and the suit he has frantically changed into while driving here, he walks through the main entrance. The receptionist greets him on arrival.
(Eyeing him suspiciously)
Can I help, Sir?
Yes, I was wondering if you had any job positions open at the moment?
No Sir, as I explained yesterday, and have explained all week, we’re not looking for any new employees. I’m sorry.
The young man thanks the receptionist for her time and leaves. It’s the third time he’s heard that news this week, and the tenth time this month… but he’ll be back again tomorrow; because he has a dream.
FADE TO BLACK.
Fast forward 35 years and here I am, Chris Weaver; Camera Operator turned Director of Photography turned Producer. In my 35 years of working in Film and TV I have been privileged to meet the most amazing people; Heads of State, Celebrities, Royalty, Astronauts and Sport Stars. I‟ve travelled the World, filmed in war zones, deserts and jungles, walked the halls of the Pentagon and shaken hands with Presidents. I can truly state that my career has been one of extraordinary, unforgettable experiences.
So how did that naive, inexperienced young man get his big break in the industry all those years ago? This book will explain. I did it, so can you.
The world of film & TV is a highly competitive one and it can sometimes be quite overwhelming or hard to decide which route to take to get in. That’s why I created this book. For years now I’ve been tutoring individuals on how to get into the industry and I’ve finally put all my advice into one concise book! Furthermore, it doesn’t matter what aspect of the industry interests you or where you come from, this book is designed to help anyone break in. In this no-nonsense guide, I’ll reveal the hidden secrets of the industry. I’ll tell you who you need to be and what you need to do to give yourself the best chances of success for getting in, and staying in, this prestigious and exciting world. I promise to offer you upfront, honest, simple advice; I won’t lie to you or hold back the truth. Over the years I’ve worked alongside industry professionals ranging from Producers to Directors and every head of Department in between, and I know what they’re looking for.
HOW THE INDUSTRY IS STRUCTURED
WHO YOU NEED TO TARGET
ARE QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED?
HOW TO GET THE ATTENTION YOU DESERVE
WHY SPECIALISATION IS KEY
ONCE YOU’RE IN, HOW TO STAY IN!
PRACTICAL ADVICE ON:
HOW TO WRITE A GREAT CV & COVER LETTER
HOW TO GET WORK EXPERIENCE & ITS VALUE
HOW TO BE MORE CONFIDENT ON THE PHONE
HOW TO CONTACT PRODUCTION COMPANIES
INCLUDING AN EXTENSIVE LIST OF RESOURCES AND JOB DESCRIPTIONS AT THE BACK OF THE BOOK.
Working in this industry isn’t just a career, it’s a way of life and therefore I also go into great detail about the personal values you’ll need to adopt and why they’ll help, including:
The Importance of Mindset & Attitude
How Others Will Perceive Your Efforts
The Value of Having High Standards
How To Make a Positive, Lasting Impression
In depth tutorial workshops on:
Setting goals and Reaching Deadlines
Creating a Fulfilling Future
Discovering your Dream Job
Planning Your Route to the Top
I’ve also included an exclusive E-Book discount voucher to attend one of my training courses if you fancy (see back of book) AND my contact information so you can get in touch any time you want to ask me ANYTHING, free one-on-one advice from someone on the inside
Getting into this industry can be extremely hard, but hopefully with my help you can arm yourself with my 35 years of experience and turn your dream into a reality.
Excited? Well then, let’s get to it. CLICK HERE to view the book on Amazon.