Goran WINS at Cannes! 😭

Goran Wins and Travels to Cannes Festival to claim Award.

Goran is off to France for the Cannes Film Festival! The film he was a DP on has won an award! He’s come a long way in just two years and we couldn’t be happier for him and everything he’s accomplishing!

Wesley Works on a Union Set

Wesley busy working on Clifford as Additional PA and Interviewing for Prodigal Son.

I was on a rush call today to work on the movie Clifford the Big Red Dog! I had no idea what movie we were shooting until arriving on set! 🏃🏾‍♂️💨 It was a rush call and I arrived at 12:30pm.

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I assume that the producer from the Verizon commercial shoot I was on passed on my information! 😁 Today was my first time being on a Union set. After wrap, the Key PA said they might need me again on Sunday 🙌 he said he’ll let me know!

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$2800 in 3 days, folks! Working on Fashion Shoots!

Goran M is continuously striving to be better: he is always learning, connecting, and appreciating the experiences, opportunities, and people around him.

Case Study Goran $2800 in 3 days.

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10-day Prada Shoot!

Goran on Prada film set.

Kenneth Cole Shoot!

Goran on Kenneth Cole film set.
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Adriana uses the Career Launch Formula to work on Handmaid’s Tale, Titans, Madam C.J. Walker, and Star Trek in the costumes department!

Adriana from Toronto uses the Career Launch Formula to work on Star Trek and the costumes department.

Below is a BatCave entry from Adriana, who is from Toronto:

Like everyone, I have days when fear rears its head. We all have uncertainty and doubt, but the difference is made in how we approach that kind of uncertainty. Every time I go to a new set, there is a new crew which comes with his or her own uncertainties: Will I connect with them? Will they like my work?

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In those cases, I’ve realized I can do two things: I can listen to what they say and how they act, and figure out what type of personalities they have so I can have a better idea of how to interact with them… or I can show enthusiasm and willingness to help.

Adriana from Toronto

I made a wonderful connection on American Gods. The lady was a costume builder on the Stargate SG 1 and Atlantis series. I wanted to get to know her better and she opened up about her work with those shows and found out she was a set supervisor on another show that’s currently shooting. I discussed how much I enjoyed costume making and wanting to learn SFX prosthetics. The next day, she sent me a text saying she was so impressed with my interest and willingness to learn that she passed on my number to the head of their prosthetics department. It may or may not lead anywhere but it was still really nice of her to do this! I started the day not having known them and left with a great connection.

Lera Responds to Adriana from Toronto
Michelle Responds to Adriana from Toronto
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Ex-engineer Tamara R’s Initial Journey!

She uses the A-list relationship-building and resume-writing techniques from the Immersion Program to become indispensable inside the film industry:

Tamara implementing A-list Method film techniques from A-list Immersion Program.

Making $1,000 per day as a Producer!

Imagine having tons of professionals as your friends… How would life change? Bridget explains the “backdoor” into the film industry and how she became a Producer in only 2 years. We shot her update at one of our A-list parties!

Bridget on backdoor film industry techniques and how she became a producer in only 2 years.

Samuel’s Recent Work

Erin and Patrick Referring each other work

Directing, DP, DIT, Writing, Production Design, Director’s Assistant, and Acting

  • Jurassic World
  • Fear the Walking Dead, Season 4
  • Battle Angel Alita (James Cameron)
  • The Long Road Home
  • Aloha (Emma Stone)
  • America’s Got Talent
  • American Ninja Warrior Seasons 9 & 10
  • Ultimate Beastmasters 3
  • Ninja vs Ninja
  • NFL Honors 2017
  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick)
  • Adventures in Appletown (Dylan and Cole Sprouse)
  • Blackout
  • Deadliest Decade

Erin and Patrick referring each other Work!

Patrick and Erin had the chance to PA together on the Universal Pictures feature, First Man, with Ryan Gosling.

Erin and Patrick Referring each other work

In this group, we always have each other’s back! Erin had passed a gig on to Patrick for the gymnastics tournaments with FloSports a while back, so he helped her out too with this one! We truly are Friends in Film!

Our 1st Trans FIF A-lister is rocking it in NYC!

Trans People Rocking it in the NYC film industry.

Parker’s Before and After!

Parker talks about life before and after the A-list Immersion Program. She was going through a lot of emotional and financial issues, and came to A-list because she saw danger for her life’s trajectory.

Parker from Ohio Life Trajectory Change after A-list Immersion Program A-list Celebrity Gym.

Now, she’s in a place where she’s able to train with a personal trainer at a private celebrity fitness gym.

Ariana’s Recent Work

Ariana's Recent Work

Production, Camera, Art, and Writing.

  • Equalizer 2
  • Food Quest
  • American Ninja Warrior
  • Expedition Unknown
  • Married at First Sight

Ashley’s Recent Work

Getting into the Acting Industry

Acting, Art, and Production

  • Grey’s Anatomy, Season 14
  • The Librarians (TNT)
  • Adidas “James Harden” Campaign
  • Call to Cosplay
  • PBS Kids Summer Camp
  • The Artifact
  • Credit Sesame
  • Microsoft Surface

The Jobs Keep Coming!

Rolan S just finished a 30 day Miramax feature, on location in New York. Rolan is working as a 2nd AD. Rolan used to be a pharmacist! No more florescent lights for Rolan!

Friends in Film Rolan Jobs Success Stories

When Checks Start Flowing In!

Friends in Film Jocelyn Success Stories

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Jocelyn knows how I like to see the checks so she has attached a pic of most of them that she received in Feb & March!

It really starts to accumulate very soon. She made nearly $5K in 2 months. Not bad!

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Erin’s Recent Work:

Erin jobs in film

Acting, Production Designer, Editing, and Writing

  • NCIS New Orleans
  • Bad Moms (Mila Kunis)
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Moon and Me (Andrew Davenport)
  • First Man (Ryan Gosling)
  • Multiple shows for HGTV
  • Music videos with Young Thug and Future
  • Commercials for Under Armour, Delta, Home Depot, and Lowes

Lauren’s Journey into the Film Industry from 0 Connections:

Lauren's journey into the film industry from 0 connections

Lauren had some film experience: studied screenwriting in Vancouver, wrote and directed some short films, did some work on other short films. But she had NO experience in paid film work, and had virtually no professional film connections.

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She got a few jobs from postings that she applied to online right after she started the program, but other than that, not a lot of paid work for the first four months.

Everything came together because she was following Janet’s advice in the modules.

Bam! Lauren went from hardly any paid work to paying my bills by freelancing as a PA so fast!

In March, she worked for ONE DAY in film. In April, I worked ELEVEN PAID DAYS and SIX volunteering days in film. Since then, Lauren have been working consistently. It can all come together that fast!

Now, she’s working all the time! Almost all of us started in the same boat, even myself!

Lauren's journey into the film industry from 0 connections
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Crystal’s Schedule is Fully Packed!

Here are the job offers she’s gotten in the last 15 days. Not shown here are two job offers that just came in! Most of them, she had to turn down because she’s already booked. 😭

Crystal C's Text Messages

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Crystal was afraid to jump into the A-List Immersion Program at first because she never thought about working project to project. Not being guaranteed of future paychecks was scary!

BUT she knew her life would stay mundane and nothing extraordinary would happen towards my dreams if she stayed in a semi-comfortable life and took no action towards a film life.

So she signed up for A-list in January of 2017. On March 25, 2017, she quit her day job when she was offered a 3-month job as a PA on a TV show.

Those 3 months came and went… and she was diving into another show immediately after that! Then another show after that! Her resume grew… her contact list got bigger…

Crystal is now always super high in-demand and she feels great! 😍

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An Update from Patrick! 😃

Patrick Gets on Stranger Things and The Walking Dead.

Below is a BatCave entry from Patrick:

I worked on two back-to-back feature films for two straight months.

Two HUGE dreams came true – I appeared on an episode of Stranger Things and The Walking Dead.

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Patrick on Stranger Things and The Walking Dead

First thing in the morning, I’m in the trailer, having makeup applied, and in walks Winona Ryder.

Then, in the first scene, I turn my head – Paul Reiser is sitting next to me!

The next scene rolls around, and Sean Astin comes walking into the room!

Patrick Update, Getting onto both small and big feature films and TV shows.
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First in Family to Work in Film! ❤️

First in Family to work in film. No fear if no experience

Carlton is the first among his family to work in the film industry!

He works on all of the big feature films. He just finished Call of the Wild with Harrison Ford. He’s worked on Veep, American Horror Story, and Law and Order.

Lera’s Recent Work

Lera's Recent Work

Acting, wardrobe, production, and casting

  • Lady Bird
  • The Greatest Showman
  • The Post
  • The Irishman
  • The Punisher
  • The Joker
  • Worked with Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese

Have the confidence to make your career what you’ve always wanted!

Case Study Trent, the confidence to make your career what you’ve always wanted

Trent was stuck working in TV news. He wanted to get on bigger projects but wasn’t sure how to do it.

After joining A-list, he’s able to move out to LA and is working as a camera operator on all kinds of projects. He’s come a long way!

Andy gets inside the London film industry without film school

Get into the London film industry without film school.

Pro-tip: Find like-minded people who are also in the program in your city is so important! Andy has a peer group in London who has been in the training for longer, and it has helped him tremendously.

From Corporate America to Full-Time Film Professional!

From 9-5 Job Corporate America to Film Industry with kids.

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. Now she also has two kids to take care of. Yet, she always kept that 🔥 burning for what the film industry.

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As more time went by, 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. And look where she is now.

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Alex’s Recent Work

Alex's Recent Work
  • Doctor Strange
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Feed The Beast (Clyde Phillips)
  • Madam Secretary (Morgan Freeman, Barbara Hall)
  • Street Justice: The Bronx
  • The Blacklist (NBC)
  • The Last O.G. (TBS)
  • Project Runway

From A Career in Psychology to Becoming a Production Manager!

From A Career in Psychology to Becoming a Production Manager in Film.

Jesse was working in psychology when he tried to get into film for years, working on student films. He even worked as an assistant to a celebrity. But it just wasn’t working out the way he wanted it to. He was tired and not getting any closer inside. Now, he’s a PRODUCTION MANAGER. He HIRES A-list people! He’s just worked with Ben Affleck on Torrance. He also worked on the 2016 Ghostbusters.

Parker’s Recent Work

Parker's Recent Work

Acting, Director Assistant, Coordinator, Camera, and VTR

  • Americas Got Talent, Season 12
  • So You Think You Can Dance
  • Bug Juice (Disney)
  • Nailed It! (Nicole Byer)
  • Popular Opinion (Facebook)
  • Various Events for Despicable Me 3 (Willis Tower)
  • Watson (AFI)
  • Environmental Media Awards 2017
  • Joker’s Wild, Season 2
  • Masters of Illusion, Season 5
  • According to Chrisley, Season 1
  • Finding Fido, Season 2
  • Elton John’s Oscar Viewing Party

Kelsey OWNING it on The World’s Best

Kelsey as PA on The World’s Best

Below is a BatCave entry from Kelsey:

Back in October, I worked on a show called The World’s Best and it’s premiering tonight immediately after the Super Bowl! I worked as a PA and this was probably one of the most physically demanding sets I’ve ever worked on, but it was also really rewarding. 🔥 I love the people I got the opportunity to work with, and I think it’s going to be a really good show!

It’s so cool to be able to watch what we helped create— I love the collaboration in this business, and what we get to do everyday!

Sparkman works on a $40 million Feature Film

An ex-cocktail waitress, Sparkman now works with all of the big players, like Rebel Wilson and Liam Hemsworth, and has been taken under the wing of one of the executive producers of It.

Sparkman works on a $40 million Feature Film with Rebel Wilson and Liam Hemsworth.

She’s also got a full-time gig on Blacklist!

Sparkman quit her job and works on a network TV show.

Lily went from a Netflix Feature to a Marvel Feature to a TNT TV series!

from a Netflix Feature to a Marvel Feature to a TNT TV series

The paychecks are coming in! 😊 I’ve been on shoots on my days off from work and today is the first day I’ve had off in more than a month!

Staci got bumped to Associate Producer!

Staci got bumped to Associate Producer

Staci has worked as a PROPS ASSISTANT for the well-known propmaster, Martin Lasowitz, who did School of Rock, Hitch, Birdman, and The Dictator.

Crystal’s first feature film!

Crystal first feature film

Crystal just wrapped her first feature film, Old Man and a Gun with Robert Redford and Casey Affleck!! (Crystal told me she was completely starstruck when she saw Casey’s girlfriend (who’s an actress on Supergirl).

Isabel’s Recent Work!

Isabel's Recent Work

Acting, Producer Assistant, Camera, Casting, Coordinating, Editing, SFX Make-up, and Writing.

  • Jurassic World
  • Fear the Walking Dead, Season 4
  • Battle Angel Alita (James Cameron)
  • The Long Road Home
  • Aloha (Emma Stone)
  • America’s Got Talent
  • American Ninja Warrior Seasons 9 & 10
  • Ultimate Beastmasters 3
  • Ninja vs Ninja
  • NFL Honors 2017
  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick)
  • Adventures in Appletown (Dylan and Cole Sprouse)
  • Blackout
  • Deadliest Decade

Clara’s Updates (in the 🇬🇧)!

Clara's Updates

Clara recently wrapped up a feature she was PA-ing that got her £2000 for a month (she also got to act in it!). Then she got a small acting gig in her hometown Barcelona (that was €200/day).

So she flew all the way to Spain and stayed there for a week with her family. She’s doing other castings for commercials (she used to have an agency there and they kept sending her cool casting commercials).

Clara's Updates Filming in the UK

Mike’s Grand Finish of the A-list Immersion Program)!

Mike in Art Department

Mike just finished the last module of the A-list Immersion Program!

He never has been on a real set in his life before A-list, and is now worming his way into the art department side of things and is making more money than he ever has made in his life! 🙌

Patrick’s 1st Video Post! We called it, You don’t have to struggle anymore!

Patrick Journey from no film work to Paramount Gig.

Before A-list, Patrick did everything he felt he can do to get people to notice his work: he applied to postings, emailed his resume, and called people. But it was going too slow and he wasn’t landing enough jobs. When he moved to Atlanta to pursue film work, he had no contacts. After A-list, he immediately was able to land a gig at Paramount studios.

What matters most is getting the work!!

Patrick Journey from no film work to Paramount Gig.

Before Friends in Film, Andrew was working on indie films. He couldn’t figure out why it was so hard to get onto bigger projects.
Now, he’s working for Robert Rodriguez’s company on TV shows, and getting connected for what he wants to do – direct and write.