Super 8 Movies to Mission Impossible: Film Director Chris Jones
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by Emily Maguire
2w ago
In episode 8 of the Inside Entertainment Industry Careers podcast, I spoke with director, producer and writer Chris Jones. Chris, a multi-talented creative professional, shares his eclectic journey in the entertainment industry and offers valuable advice for aspiring creatives. Chris Jones, a multi-talented creative professional, shares his journey in the entertainment industry and offers valuable advice for aspiring creatives. He discusses his early passion for filmmaking and his decision to attend Bournemouth Film School. He emphasizes the importance of being open to different opportunities ..read more
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Fail Fast, Fail Often: Build Resilience and Achieve Success
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by Emily Maguire
1M ago
Discover practical tips and insights for building resilience and achieving success. Embrace failure, practice mindfulness, and prioritise self-care and networks. Table of Contents Why Resilience is Important The Concept of Happenstance Fail Fast, Fail Often Motivation: Goal Setting Be Happy: Find Balance Look After Your Wellbeing Challenge Your Negativity Bias Build Your Support Networks Embrace the Unknown Want to Communicate, Connect, or Collaborate? Why Resilience is Important Resilience is the ability to bounce back from life's setbacks. People with strong resilience ..read more
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Empowerment and Collaboration: Insights from Casting Director Shakyra Dowling
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by Emily Maguire
1M ago
In episode 7 of the Inside Entertainment Industry Podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with casting director Shakyra Dowling. Passionate about empowering women and a fierce champion of emerging and diverse talent, Shakyra paints a picture of a typical casting director day and shares advice on gaining work experience for those considering casting as a career. Shakyra Dowling, a casting director, shares her career journey and insights into the world of casting. She started as an actor and then transitioned into casting after a negative audition experience. She emphasises the importance of ba ..read more
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Naming Your UK Business: Tips from Reflections Career Coaching
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by Emily Maguire
1M ago
Choosing the perfect business name is a blend of art and strategy, a tale many innovative business owners and entrepreneurs tell. In this article, I'll provide some tips to help you get started and showcase insights and inspiration from mission-driven CEOs and founders to reveal the creative and personal journeys behind choosing their company names. Table of Contents What's in a Name? How do you find out if a business name is available? Companies House Intellectual Property Office WHOIS Database Conversation Sparks Visibility on Purpose MyTurn Embodies Career Empowerment Jet ..read more
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Discover the Path to Becoming a Casting Director for TV and Film
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by Emily Maguire
1M ago
So, you're interested in the world of casting and would love to know more about what it entails and the routes and pathways to becoming one? Then you're in luck as in this article, we'll cover what a typical day looks like, the type of skills and potential training routes. Finally, we'll explore some closely related careers just in case you decide that becoming a casting director isn't quite the role for you. Table of Contents So, You Want to be a Casting Director Casting Director Job Description Casting Director Salary TV and Media Jobs: Skills and Qualities Casting Directors shoul ..read more
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Become a Set Designer: Crafting Visual Worlds for Film and TV
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by Emily Maguire
2M ago
Interested in creating captivating sets and becoming a set designer for theatre, TV and film? Then this article is perfect for you. We'll explore a typical day, the type of skills and potential training routes. Finally, we'll explore some closely related careers just in case you decide set design isn't quite the role for you. Table of Contents So, You Want to be a Set Designer Set Design Job Description Set Design Salary TV and Media Jobs: Skills and Qualities Set Designers should have the skills and qualities of Useful Subjects Day-to-Day Responsibilities Where to Find More ..read more
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From Harry Styles to James Corden: Production Designer Sally Lock
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by Emily Maguire
2M ago
In episode 5 of the Inside Entertainment Industry Careers podcast, I'm joined by Sally Lock, who discusses her career journey in the world of production design. She shares insights into the production process from concept development to design and then construction. Sally also advises our listeners to never give give up learning or give up on their dreams. Sally Lock discusses her journey into the world of production design, starting from her fascination with film sets as a child. She shares how she discovered her passion for art and practical design, leading her to pursue a career in set des ..read more
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9 Side Hustles for Creatives: Monetize Your Passion in 2024
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by Emily Maguire
2M ago
For creative minds looking to monetize their skills in 2024, I've compiled a list of the nine best side hustles, with tips from myself and top industry professionals, including creative directors and founders. From embracing AI-driven digital content creation to officiating personalised celebrations, these insights offer a spectrum of opportunities to fuel your passion and your wallet. Table of Contents What is a Side Hustle Tips for Side Hustle Success Design Websites for Online Presence Freelance in Creative Writing Services Freelance Graphic Design Officiate Personalised Celebr ..read more
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Fringe Theatre to Marvel & Disney: Interview with Costume Designer Sarah Dearing
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by Emily Maguire
2M ago
In episode 4 of the Inside Entertainment Industry Careers podcast, I'm joined by Sarah Dearing. Sarah has travelled the world working in costume and her costume. Her screen work as a costume cutter and maker has been featured in movies for Netflix, Marvel, and Disney, and her stage-making career has seen her work in many West End theatres, the National Theatre, RSC, and Shakespeare's Globe.  Sarah shares her journey into the costume industry, from her childhood dreams of being a vet to discovering her passion for costume design. She explores how our childhood dreams and experiences may ..read more
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Arts Jobs: Discovering a Creative Path as a Costume Designer
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by Emily Maguire
2M ago
Interested in becoming a costume designer? Costume designers create and design costumes for various forms of entertainment, working closely with directors, producers, and actors to develop appropriate costumes for the setting, time period, and characters. Read on to learn more. Table of Contents So, You Want to be a Costume Designer Costume Design Job Description Costume Design Salary TV and Media Jobs: Skills and Qualities Costume Designers should have the skills and qualities of Useful Subjects Day-to-Day Responsibilities Where to Find More Information Related Caree ..read more
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