Here is a track record of FriendslnFilm’s A-list students who are using the methods taught by Janet to work professionally inside the film industry.
These are Actors, Cinematographers, Writers… Editors, SFX Editors, MUAs, SFX MUAs, VO Artists, Stuntmen, Hair Stylists, Sound Engineers, and more… all inside this community, updating us weekly on their growth!
Using A-list Work-Study, you can also be seen as up-and-corning in only 4 weeks, working REGULARLY on film shoots in 3 months, and moving into your craft in 3-6 months.
Note from Janet: The film/entertainment industry requires a lot of hard work and stamina. The days are long: often 12+ hours. This program does not promise, guarantee, or make any claims that you’ll get professional jobs. Many people try to get into the film industry and do not succeed… so we are making no promises that you’ll have similar results to Janet or our other A-listers by investing in our courses. Building a professional career takes hard work and constant implementation. There is no magic pill: it will always be you who is ultimately responsible for your career.
You can make a career in film faster than you think, no matter what you’re doing now!
Virtual Reality | Getting a VR acting gig without having to audition!
Finding success in Hollywood
Working on major TV shows on Union Sets:
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.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.
$2800 in 3 days, doing CAMERA on Fashion Shoots!
Goran is continuously striving to be better: he is always learning, connecting, and appreciating the experiences, opportunities, and people around him.See him get experience on a 10-day Prada Shoot, followed by a Kenneth Cole job!
Kenneth Cole Shoot!
Alex’s works on major TV shows in NYC – Alex does CAMERA.
- 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
Toronto on FIRE – Adriana works in Costumes on Handmaid’s Tale, Titans, Madam C.J. Walker, and Star Trek in the Costumes Dept!
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?
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.
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.
Find The Natural Flow of your Career Path inside Work-Study
Saying yes, even if you think you’re not ready
Working in the departments. Getting opportunity to AD!
A-listers working together and referring each other work!
We have a FREE Mini-Course to get you working on professional film sets and building credits right away.
So you can put your best foot forward right off the bat and not waste any time auditioning and reaching out to people COLD. Everyone here got to where they are by understanding how the industry runs and what gets people work! This is important for both Actors and filmmakers. We respect your privacy and will never sell your information.
Assisting in Production Design in the Hollywood Hills
Parker working as ACTOR, stunts, Directors Assistant, Coordinator and Camera
- 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
Anna works on professional shoots right out of high school in Minneapolis.
Anna was a high school graduate who really didn’t want to go to college. She felt lost and depressed before finding Friends in Film…She is 18 years old and getting on paid on professional shoots! She can’t believe this is her life now!
From Costco to working full-time as a PRODUCTION COORDINATOR, PRODUCER, AND KEY PA on blockbuster movies.
The main difference is Friends in Film teaches you actually HOW to get on set! Where to go. How to make others want to hire you again and again. When Crystal first started PA-ing on set, people had thought she had already been doing this for months.
Working full-time on set with Big Stars
So it’s a good thing I haven’t read the books yet to watch the show (my preference) or I would’ve had to hold back from being a star-googling fan! Pretty cool working on a large set with big stars attached, much higher level in quality work!
Jocelyn – Left a Corporate Job for Film (with 2 kids!)
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.
Allyson works for MTV.
Allyson’s from Detroit and is an actor, choreographer, dance teacher, and mom of 3-year-old twins. She joined us two months ago.This is what she said!
With this program, I’m most excited about the relationships I’m forging with industry professionals that I NEVER would have made just by being an actor alone. I was expecting to PA for a local production company doing a local corporate shoot and wind up with the DP OF EMPIRE hiring me to PA. The producer of the shoot was also from Chicago, and I built a good relationship with her as well. She works on the marketing side of things for corporations, but she gave me her card and said that if there was ever anything she could do for me, she’d do it in a heartbeat.
Kay came to LA from Dubai to pursue her acting career
Get Connected with Other Actors and Hone Your Skills
Working on major TV shows in LA with Ben Affleck
Film school didn’t get her working. Get-on-shoots method started her career.
1st in Family to Work in Film! Working with Harrison Ford on blockbuster movies, making $650/day ❤️
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.
Kelsey working on major TV shows in LA
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!
Samuel – National Geographic, Jurassic World, Fear of the Walking Dead
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 (with Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick)
- Adventures in Appletown (with Dylan and Cole Sprouse)
- Deadliest Decade
Sparkman works on Blacklist, is a directors assistant on Isn’t it Romantic?
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.
She’s also got a full-time gig on Blacklist!
Erin and Patrick work on First Man with Ryan Gosling!
Patrick and Erin had the chance to PA together on the Universal Pictures feature, First Man, with Ryan Gosling.
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!
Lily went 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!
Ariana works on Equalizer 2, American Ninja Warrior
Production, Camera, Art, and Writing.
- Equalizer 2
- Food Quest
- American Ninja Warrior
- Expedition Unknown
- Married at First Sight
Staci got bumped to Associate Producer! She’s been working in MAJOR TV, Mr Robot, Pose, Madam Secretary, Ray James, The Last OG
Goran when he got his 1st Paid PA Gig!
I just came back from my very first paid PA gig and it was awesome!
It was a 3 day job. Wow I can’t describe the way that I feel! It was absolutely amazing, I was on a professional shoot and I believe the budget was $200,000.
We were shooting for a history channel commercial with a hi tech robot.
I worked my ass off but let me tell you guys! People were so appreciative I had at least 5 people telling me that I rocked the day (I knew I had the Get-it Factor thanks to Janet!). I was everywhere doing anything that I can to help while the other PA were standing on the side and chit chatting.
Honestly I wasn’t even sure if I could get on a volunteer jobs when I started the program but your videos and examples of others give me a strength and guided me towards this job! Everything happened so fast and when I got the offer I didn’t even blink I just said yes and had positive thoughts, “Yes I can do this.”
Thanks to your confidence training and videos, I became bold enough to go for it. Before Friends in Film, I couldn’t even imagine it and now its REALITY!
Jana works on Gotham, the Greatest Showman, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
- The Deuce (HBO)
- Shades of Blue
- The Greatest Showman
- The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
- Luke Cage
- Top Photographer with Nigel Barker
Crystal’s 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).
Kira works on Major TV shows in Atlanta.
Kira saw the Career on Fire advertisement in her newsfeed on Facebook and decided to jump in. She always wanted to work in film but didn’t know where to start once she got out of film school. They didn’t teach her how to get a job so the school training wasn’t of any help.
Since day 1 of starting with this program, she did exactly what I told her to do.
Kira recently got 2 checks today from different projects and she’s overwhelmed because she never thought she would be working in the film industry, making money within less than a year!
Ashley’s Recent Work
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
Clara on professional shoots in the UK!
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).
The Jobs Keep Coming!
Rolan just finished a 30 day Miramax feature, on location in New York. He is working as a 2nd AD.Rolan used to be a pharmacist! No more florescent lights for him!
His most recent work:
- Dietland (AMC network)
- The Hill
When Checks Start Flowing In!
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!
The Friends in Film Australia
Erin’s Recent Work:
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
Ashley’s Recent Win:
Last week, I just saw a post about needing a PA. I immediately jumped on that opportunity and I said that I just finished a shoot for a McDonalds commercial a couple of weeks ago.
He quickly replied “Hey Ashley, you did that shoot with Fon?” (Fon was the line producer for the shoot) and I said “Yes!” and he said “Oh cool! So you are available Monday then?” and I said “Yes I am.”
The next day he sent the call sheet and I am on the shoot for 5 days!!!
Its so cool to see how everyone is interconnected! Because I worked with someone he knew, I got the job! This program has transformed my life. When you work with great people, you become great!
Mike moves into high paying niches of production design
Mike just finished the last module of the Program!He never has been on a real set in his life before A-list, and is now working his way into the art department side of things and is making more money than he ever has made in his life! 🙌
You don’t have to struggle anymore!
How to Get into the Film Industry with Absolutely NO Connections:
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, she worked ELEVEN PAID DAYS and SIX volunteering days in film. Since then, Lauren has been working consistently. It can all come together that fast!
Amy works for Blade Runner, The Exorcist
Amy works in Camera and Production!
- Blade Runner 2049
- The Exorcist (Fox)
- Alex Inc (ABC)
Turning down major TV shows because she is too booked.
Here are the job offers Crystal received in the last 15 days. Not shown here are 2 job offers that just came in! Most of them, she had to turn down because she’s already booked. 😭Crystal was afraid to jump into the A-List Work-Study 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! 😍
Have 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!
Getting to be a part of 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.
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!