How do you become a producer in the film industry? Many people dream about becoming a producer. If you’ve been wondering why it is so difficult to learn the requirements to become one, it’s because everyone learns everything in this industry on set. There are ways to become a film producer and all of them happen from the inside. You can achieve your dream as a filmmaker once the professionals get to know you.
Film school may seem like the best way into this industry. Before long, though, you can be tens of thousands of dollars in debt. Film school might not land you the job you want or teach you how to get ahead.
A-List Mentor Crystal went to film school, like a lot of others, maybe even like you. After film school, she didn’t get a job on set. Instead, she went to work at Costco to make ends meet.
Not long ago, she saw the ads for Friends in Film.
Crystal followed A-List methods and went to work right away on set. Her schedule is constantly filled now. Currently, she makes $200-$400 a day in Texas.
That’s right. Texas. There are film shoots happening everywhere.
A life in this industry is possible for you too. The film industry is booming. There is filming happening in every corner of the world.
Crystal wants to become a producer. She recently worked as a director assistant on a big feature film. She gets all of her training on set. She learns things that film school doesn’t teach. She is in the middle of it all, as it’s all being created. Whether it’s pre-production or casting or working out scenes with department heads, her days are filled with learning.
That’s exactly where you need to be in order to get ahead in the film industry. You need to be on set, around the people who are going to hire you and refer you. You need to be on the inside and work for real on professional shoots.
The film industry runs on connections. Cold calling rarely works. Film school is expensive.
Some people get a few background jobs and production jobs, but not enough to get endeared to people so that they’d hire them again and again.
Crystal did something different than most people to overcome the challenge of breaking in and getting ahead.
She’s constantly around directors and producers. She is working all of the time. Crystal has long since quit her job at Costco. She’s built a lot of momentum, and she’s on her way to getting coordinating jobs and production managing jobs, which lead to producing jobs.
Your future in the film industry can happen faster than you think.