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How Do You Get People Calling You Consistently For Shoots?

The 3 Day Career Challenge is Starting Thursday, December 3, at 10 AM PST. Registration ends December 3 at 10 AM PST.

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Challenge Schedule

DAY 1: THURSDAY, December 3
10AM PST | 1PM EST

Discovering the FASTEST career path for what you want to do. Choosing the TV shows, features, music videos you want to create your career in.

DAY 2: FRIDAY, December 4
10AM PST | 1PM EST

Illuminating what has been blocking you (self-doubt, anxiety, people who doubt you, worries about how talented you are, finances, etc).

DAY 3: SATURDAY, December 5
10AM PST | 1PM EST

Establishing your NEW Action-Orientated Career Path designed to get you started in the professional entertainment industry NOW.

DAY 4: WEDNESDAY, December 9
10AM PST | 1PM EST

Bonus Q&A session from set during Janet’s film shoot.

The 3 Day Start Your Career Challenge

Janet Urban
Founder of
Friends In Film

If you’re an actor or filmmaker, and your career isn’t growing as fast as it should, I’m willing to bet the REAL REASON you’re stuck isn’t what you think it is.

  • Yes, the film industry can feel very crowded. The competition is fierce.
  • Yes, many actors, filmmakers, and film school students are trying to enter the industry all the time. AND…
  • Yes, COVID has adjusted filming in the wearing of masks and the slowing down of the shooting process…

But are any of these factors the real reason you’re stuck?

I don’t think so. In fact, I believe…

  • The REAL REASON you’re not working as much as you want…
  • The REAL REASON you can’t find the opportunities that get your career moving…
  • The REAL REASON it feels like the film industry is a closed shop…

IS THAT YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO POSITION YOURSELF TO GET WORK IN TODAY’S FILM INDUSTRY.

Here’s the deal: Most people simply don’t know what to do to get consistent work and time is passing.

Tell me if this sounds familiar…

Your current job takes all your time and energy, and you feel you’re falling further and further away from your dream.

You talk to your friends and family about your aspirations and are met with skepticism and doubt.

You want to be proactive — but you don’t REALLY know what to do — so you sign up for another class. After the class, you have gained some knowledge but you still aren’t getting PAID film work.

All the advice that you are given is the same: Stick with it, keep going, and it takes time.

You might land an opportunity but when it finishes, you’re still basically in the same place.

I have good news.

As it turns out, you’re standing in an opportunity of a lifetime. Production is EXPLODING.

There is not enough people.

If you know how to position yourself, you can use this time to solidly break in.

Janet Urban | founder of Friends In Film

Are you the world’s best-kept secret?

Let’s do a quick little experiment to find out.

How many professional’s phones are you in… as an actor, camera, editor, writer, MUA, production?

If very few people are coming to mind, this is the first clue as to how well you’re connected. If no one knows you, how can people call you for shoots?

Also consider, are you the best person for the job? What experience do you have that you know you’ll nail that job and get asked back?

In order to do the job well, you need experience.

In order to get experience, you need to get called for lots of shoots!

No calls, no career.

Here’s the good news:

Production is willing to hire you as long as they can trust you can do the job.

Especially, with the explosion of film work happening, there are not enough people and they are looking for more people.

If you do this right, you can:

  • Who to contact for jobs.
  • What to say in emails.
  • What to emphasize in your resume.
  • How to turn 1 shoot into hundreds.

The end result: You can leave 9-5 to make a living entirely in film doing what you LOVE!

Why the Strategy I Teach WORKS.

The real secret to getting consistent paid professional work is to show you have “get it factor—the experience and attitude that makes one great to work with.

When I started to get into the film industry, I was trying to get somebody to give me a chance.

I was calling production companies, emailing my resume, going to film festivals, and I felt like…

People didn’t want to help me. Or hire me.

  • I did not know what to say.
  • I didn’t have confidence.
  • I didn’t know who to contact to get hired.

My goal: I wanted to travel the world working for National Geographic.

I realized I needed real experience in order to get opportunities. Desire was not enough.

I needed to get on some shoots, so I could show people that I already had some experience and could be helpful.

I started with small shoots, news, interviews, a commercial, where I got paid $50-150 per day. I interviewed the production people who hired me on what would make me “ideal” so I could get hired again.

That was 23 years ago. Since then, I’ve travelled the world with National Geographic, won an Emmy and was nominated for a 2nd Emmy.

I sought out interesting shoots to open more doors, and this way of creating a story about oneself, really makes you stand out and move much faster.

Now, you can get started in a similar way and shave a decade off the time it takes to get where you really want to be.

I created this roadmap when I was back In Wisconsin. My dad was a high school guidance counselor and asked me to explain how to get Into the film industry to his students. I created a system of questions that made me go fast inside the business that I still use and teach as a fundamental skill today:

My mission inside the Challenge is to give you a personalized career plan, similar to mine, that fits your vision.

You will join me LIVE and we will figure this out together! Three lessons over five days!

How It Will Work:

Each day, you’Il be Invited to a live ZOOM meeting where I’ll teach the core lesson, answer your questions, and give you a simple action item to complete prior to the next lesson. Each lesson is 60-90 minutes of me, teaching you and helping you with your plan LIVE.

You’ll also be added to the members-only Facebook group where you’ll post your career plan and interact with your fellow challengers.

There are three lessons. Each session is recorded so if you can’t make a session you’ll be able to watch it later.

By the end of this Challenge, you’ll know:

  • WHO are the right people for YOU to connect with.
  • HOW you should connect with them (emails and resume).
  • What YOU should to gain more relevant experience.
  • Start building your own story entirely from film shoots and move quickly in the industry just like I did!

You’ll have a simple, actionable clear strategy to start your own career and do it right now while the business is booming.

I’ve decided to price this challenge at $38.60. The same as going out for dinner.

So there you have it. What you’ll get:

  • Three days of LIVE interactive training with Janet and our own private Challenge Facebook group.
  • The Challenge Workbook: a downloadable PDF for taking notes and completing the daily assignments.
  • The recordings: Access to all recordings inside our private Facebook group. You can go back anytime and review any of the lessons to help you execute your plan.
  • A $295 value for just $38.60 🙌

It’s time to get un-stuck.

Challenge Schedule

DAY 1: Thursday, December 3
10AM PST | 1PM EST

Discovering the FASTEST career path for what you want to do. Choosing the TV shows, features, music videos you want to create your career in.

DAY 2: Friday, December 4
10AM PST | 1PM EST

Illuminating what has been blocking you (self-doubt, anxiety, people who doubt you, worries about how talented you are, finances, etc).

DAY 3: Saturday, December 5
10AM PST | 1PM EST

Establishing your NEW Action-Orientated Career Path designed to get you started in the professional entertainment industry NOW.

DAY 4: Wednesday, December 9
10AM PST | 1PM EST

Bonus Q&A session from set during Janet’s film shoot.

Join the Challenge and Get:

  • 3 Days of LIVE Interactive Training with Janet
  • The Challenge Workbook
  • The Challenge Recordings
  • BONUS: live Q&A call on DAY 4 to dig deeper into the topics YOU want.