The proven track record of Friends in Film Students who have been through the A-List in the Industry Mentorship Program
Transitioning from engineering to acting!
Tamara was an engineer who had a passion for acting. She joined A-list to get connected into the professional industry. Now, she is a wardrobe stylist and a SAG actor earning $1,200 per day, and as much as $2,400/day working for the networks! She did it the A-list way, specializing in 2 crafts, and BOTH get her acting and wardrobe stylist work! This is the way to go See how you can do it too!
From Corporate America to Full-Time Film Professional!
Jocelyn had gone to school for film and acting, and like what happens to so many of us, she got sucked into a regular job she had no interest in. Yet, she always kept that fire burning for what “could’ve been”… She knew she loved filmmaking, yet the more time went by, the more it seemed like it was almost a ridiculous notion to leave a good-paying job for an unknown film career.
What if people didn’t accept her? What if she was too old? What if she didn’t have the skills? Basically, what if she made a fool of herself? Well, she finally decided to give herself permission to go after the film life she always wanted.
You don’t have to struggle anymore!
Patrick did everything to get people to notice his work. He applied to postings, emailed his resume, and called people. It was going too slow!
See what he did that landed him at Paramount studios and booking consistent film work!
Thinking about A-list?
Andrew used it to go from being a waiter to working on blockbuster feature films and TV shows. What kind of connections can you make as an actor on these big shows? Significant connections. You can go straight to these sets and help out. We shot this interview at my house, at one of our A-list parties!
What if you’re an actor living paycheck to paycheck?
Ali used this program to get paid professional roles and makes $4,000/month in film doing it the FIF way. She even paid off $30,000 in debt!
Our first TRANSGENDER filmmaker is rocking it in NYC!
Can you succeed in the industry if you’re from another country?
Lera makes $4-5,000 in the film industry (pays for the program) and gets professional acting roles WITHOUT auditioning!
Clara in London!
AJ in a commercial!
How quickly can you leave your job?
Ashley didn’t know how to get into the film industry. She thought her job at the news station would lead somewhere.
Now, with the mentorship program, she is a Production Manager and HIRING Production Assistants. Yes, she is one of those people you want to make a connection with! ; – ) She’s that fast and that’s what happens when you do the mentorship program!
Worried about money and whether you can do this?
Jana made $4,500 in 2 months from the mentorship program, has $2,500 of work lined up… and is giddy with excitement about making a living in film, traveling the world, and having a life that most people dream about! See how you can do it too!
Jana works on the new TV show, TOP PHOTOGRAPHER!
Should you take the leap and get into the industry our way?
What if you are worried about running out of money?
Isabel talks about how life changed completely, all from doing the mentorship program, and getting PAID PROFESSIONAL work. Now she is “in demand”, knows CDs and agents personally because she works alongside them, and is working every week on professional sets.
Xavier pays off program and gets principal role on Chicago Fire!
Carlton skips the audition process and gets jobs straight from Directors and Producers.
Kira in Atlanta!
If you made it this far, you may want to see us filming with a real tiger
How getting inside can land you a role on a TV show!
Goran Working on a 10-day Prada Shoot
Goran is continuously striving to be better: he is always learning, connecting, and appreciating the experiences, opportunities, and people around him. The videos are of him again in his element… giving us great, big clues as to what what the film industry has to offer, He even made a little montage video for his favorite 1st AC!:
Got booked on a Prada job for 6 days plus 3 or 4 after so total of 10 and the rate is $500/day plus over time!
The DP on this shoot is an amazing friend of mine that I met a couple years ago on another shoot.
I am learning and getting paid at the same time. Plus, I’m having a great time and making lots of connections. You gotta love it and it is possible and will happen for you.
YES, I was scared and insecure. I did not dare to think that I will be making $500-$600-800 per day! Now I am expecting it. We grow and learn and stumble… which is a greater growth of them all!
That’s why now, I embrace it when I feel it in my stomach or my nerves going out of control. I tell my self, “aha it’s time to grow”.
Even if you have someone you admire a lot just ask your mind what would _____ do? And see what answer you come up with! 👌
One big thing I learned from very successful people is not to just keep looking for next thing… next shining object out there, but to go back and refresh your memory of something that you already learned / know, and that will create a habit and eventually it will become a second nature which will be a signal for you to move to a next thing.
Love to do that with books too! I don’t just read it once, I study it.
Here is one of the amazing mentors that I had a privilege to meet and work on many many sets. This is one of the most amazing 1st ACs I had a privilege to work with, and also to start to create a relationship off the work.
She taught me so much, guys. Plus, she connected me to some amazing people that I am now good friends with, and got me a tons of jobs!
Because I appreciate her, I recorded her while she was shooting. I then created a short video of her just as a small token of appreciation! All of this was done from my phone.
What we have here from amazing Janet and all of the Mentors… is all so priceless so take advantage of all aspects of this training and excel not only in film industry but also in life!
And Goran as a 1st AC!
And not long after the Prada project… a Kenneth Cole one.
Goran is doing it all!
WHAT IF YOU’RE 30-50 YEARS OLD, hate your chosen career, AND HAVE Major DEBT, LIKE $60K?
What if you’ve spent most of your life doing a job you didn’t like, and now the film industry feels like such a long shot? Maybe you thought you could only break in as an actor…
There are so many jobs you can do!
What if you have major debt?! Like over $60K? See how Goran used film work to pay it off!
What if you’re in a rut, trying to make it happen, but out of ideas?
Anna Lee was a struggling actor who was scared about her future and worked at Starbucks. Once she got in the mentorship program, she has ditched the “job jail”, lost 30 lbs, gained tremendous confidence, and works on Chicago Fire!
Can you get connected into the film industry if you’re in London?
What if you’re struggling to join SAG?
How do you get professional acting gigs from Producers and Directors?
Wes went to film school now gets in the business using Friends in Film methods!
Dani explains how the FIF helps actors become known and get roles!
If you’re an actor, know tons of casting directors, but it’s still going slow… watch this video.
I know it may not make sense, but as soon as CDs know you do more than just acting, they refer you all kinds of work. And then you get EVEN MORE acting work! Who knew? ;-)
Nathan talks about roadblocks doing it the traditional way as an actor, but once he did it the FIF way, a whole new world opened up.
Alex gets put in commercial by the Director!
Getting Paid for Volunteer Work!
This is why we push people to do freebie work at the beginning— you never know when people will start valuing you as an asset to their production. And yes, you will make mistakes! Not everything went without a hitch for Duran C, who was responsible for bounce boards on this project. But’s that’s how you’ll learn. And volunteer work is where you’ll get the experience you need. And you may STILL GET PAID!
You know you have talent. But how do you get in touch with the right people so they see it?
Kate gets hooked up with professionals, who hook her up with more professionals. If you want to know how to get going professionally, Kate lays it out.
How do you get on a national TV show without even auditioning?
Jessica books her first job on CNN and gets an acting gig on national TV without even auditioning for it.
Is it possible to work with big stars?
Yes! Jhoni lands a role opposite Queen Latifah and Mo’Nique on the silver screen!
Hear how Parker’s connections in Ohio led her to full time work in LA!
Do you feel like you’re on a treadmill of doing a job you hate, and never making progress on what you really want to do?
Alex was an actor who worked in catering… He is so happy he has “friendship level” relationships with professionals. He works on all the big stuff in NYC now and is “Famous” in FIF for his accomplishments. (This interview was when he first started the program. We will have to do another interview with him soon!) LOVE ALEX!
How to start a film career in NYC.
Erin meets her hero, Lena Dunham in the bathroom, on set!