Doing Education better on Professional Film Sets


I’m Janet Urban.

Founder of Friends in Film, entrepreneur, writer, and an unwavering optimist dedicated to helping you smash your way into the entertainment industry and become the person you want to be.

I’ve been in the film business for 22 years and travelled the world working in film, but mostly I am grateful to make a living doing something so creative, constantly surrounded by so many inspiring people who use images, music, art, filmmaking and stories to impact the world.

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Learn how to build a resume that teaches you how to transform and tailor the experiences you’ve amassed into a document that will say exactly what film professionals are looking for so you can be first-call. Now is the best time to do this — there’s a huge boom in production coming!

My work is devoted to teaching insider-knowledge on how the film industry works, and inspiring people to create the career of their dreams!

You already have what it takes. You just have to get it going.

Get Inspired and Get Working with Our How-To Videos

Here’s a taste of our A-list Work-Study Program, which has helped hundreds of people with no acting experience break into the industry and get jobs on set. The Program is for budding filmmakers and actors… as well as seasoned professionals who can’t seem to do the work they actually want to do. With hundreds of videos to learn from, motivate and support you, the A-list Work-Study Program is a comprehensive online film school and your partner in the industry.

Want to see Friends in Film working on the coolest stuff?

We work with directors like Spielberg and Scorcese, on big TV shows like The Blacklist and Portlandia and features films like Jurassic World, Ladybird and Doctor Strange. From principal acting roles, to DP-ing, gaffing, sound, stunts, and effects, see us in action, from Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York City, London, Sydney, Vancouver and Toronto. Building a network is as important as the skills themselves, we will make sure you build a network.