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Entertainment Industry Job Descriptions

The Entertainment Industry includes many sectors with a wide range of talent specialties. From television to video games, the Industry provides fun, laughter and for some, a break from reality. The Entertainment Industry goes beyond the screen and also includes Operas, Museums and even Amusement Parks. No matter what the need, the job descriptions below are a great start to building your team.

Actor Job Description Template

Summary:

The entertainment industry is looking for a skilled actor to assist in providing drama, laughs, thrills, excitement and other entertainment to a world that desperately needs an escape from the daily anxieties of life.

Ultimately, a qualified applicant should be able to memorize a script, develop a character, perform excellently and maintain that high level of performance across various diverse acting roles.

Responsibilities:

  • Keep your acting skills sharp.
  • Diligently check for auditions and opportunities.
  • Handle queries from casting directors.
  • Work with talent agents, managers, producers and directors.

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of audition techniques.
  • Openness to learning new acting methods.
  • Strong on-camera performance skills.
  • Strong on-stage and voice over skills.
  • Flexibility
  • The ability to improvise and work on the fly.

Educational Requirements:

  • A background in the arts is a valuable asset.

Equal Opportunity:

[Industry Company Name] is an equal opportunity employer that values people of all backgrounds. [Industry Company name] makes employment decisions on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs. [Industry Company Name] is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [company email or phone number].

Talent Agent Job Description Template

Summary:

Voices offers talented sales people the opportunity to make great achievements, sell to some of the world’s most recognizable brands and work with celebrity talent agencies in a fast-paced and growing company. In your role as Director of Talent Agencies, your main goal is to create and nurture renew relationships with unionized talent agencies part of SAG-AFTRA and ACTRA. Additionally, you’ll be responsible for attracting SAG-AFTRA and ACTRA union work to the Voices website. 

Responsibilities:

  • Prospects potential talent agency accounts by contacting potential agency representatives; discovering and exploring opportunities 
  • Closes new business deals with talent agencies by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; onboarding agencies to the web platform 
  • Attracts SAG-AFTRA and ACTRA union voice-over jobs to the Voices website by working closely with the Commercial Account Team to introduce talent agencies as well as prospecting into new unionized production companies 
  • Protects the organization’s value by keeping information confidential

Skills Required:

  • Prospecting Skills, Sales Planning, Selling to Customer Needs, Motivation for Sales, Presentation Skills, Closing Skills, Energy Level, Meeting Sales Goals, Professionalism 
  • Salesforce.com Customer Relationship Management experience with either the SalesCloud considered an asset 
  • At least 2-3 years on Inside Sales Teams, Acquisitions or Business Development Teams

Educational Requirements:

  • Familiar with SAG-AFTRA and ACTRA 
  • Understand the hiring process of unionized actors 
  • Connections to talent agencies in Toronto, New York City, Los Angeles or Chicago who are affiliated with SAG-AFTRA and/or ACTRA

Equal Opportunity:

[Company Name] is an equal opportunity employer that values people of all backgrounds. [Company Name] makes employment decisions on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs. [Company Name] is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [company email or phone number].

Casting Director Job Description Template

Summary:

The Casting Director will be responsible for managing casting efforts and needs for scripted programs for the television productions unit, scripted programs across the [Broadcaster name] cable portfolio.

[Broadcaster Name] is looking for a Casting Director to organize castings and select actors for film or stage. Your job will determine the ultimate success of the production, as the right people should be in the right roles.

We expect candidates to have a robust knowledge of acting principles and the unique requirements of film and theater. An instinct to discern talent and determine the best fit for each role, no matter the size, is the most important success factor in this job.

The goal of casting is to ensure productions have the most appropriate team of actors for every role.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage correspondence and relationships with potential talent and their representatives.
  • Monitor and guide the casting process on pilot episodes and series.
  • Participate in contract negotiations as needed.
  • Identify and develop new and creative ways to acquire the best talent.
  • Meet with talent and their representatives as needed.
  • Liaise with casting directors, studios and networks.
  • Track talent and casting needs on all competitive networks and platforms.
  • On-going upkeep of inclusive and equitable casting reports.
  • Track development for competitive networks and platforms.
  • Supervise support staff for video editing needs.
  • Actively recruit talent from festivals, conventions, etc.
  • Conduct auditions for any projects as deemed necessary.

Requirements:

  • Proven experience as casting director.
  • Current knowledge of available acting talent.
  • Ability to maintain knowledge of industry trends.
  • Instinct to recognize talent.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal ability.
  • Great negotiation skills.
  • Proficient at multitasking and work well under pressure and deadlines.

Technical Requirements:

  • Experience with editing software and Cast It system.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in casting for scripted development.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Basic knowledge of video camera operation.
  • Experience in conducting casting sessions required.
  • Proficiency with Mac OS X and PC platforms.

Equal Opportunity:

[Broadcaster Name] is an equal opportunity employer that values people of all backgrounds. [Broadcaster name] makes employment decisions on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs. [Broadcaster Name] is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [company email or phone number].

Executive Producer Job Description Template

Summary:

The Executive Producer is responsible for overseeing all of the operations and long term goals within the confines of producing a film. Executive producers are responsible for ensuring that the film is released to the largest audience. A few of the main duties of an executive producer are hiring the appropriate staff for the job, fundraising for the film, working with unions, and collaborating with other departments. Executive producers also have to ensure that the budget of the film is met. Some of the job titles that an executive producer had in the past include producer and associate producer.

Responsibilities:

  • Introducing new ideas and concepts that may align with a project’s brand initiatives.
  • Ensuring production communicates the intended brand image and meets competitive goals.
  • Supervising other producers and ensuring they and the rest of the production team are working within union regulations.
  • Overseeing and approving the hiring of marquee talent.
  • Maintaining the budget and approving schedules.

Required Skills:

  • Having the ability to handle several projects at once.
  • A robust knowledge of the entertainment industry.
  • Having brilliant problem solving abilities.
  • Having great organizational skills.
  • Having the ability to market the project effectively.
  • Having exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Having an ability to maintain a budget.
  • Having an incredible vision to bring a project together.

Educational Requirements:

  • Having a Bachelor’s degree or higher in film is preferred.

Equal Opportunity:

[Company Name] is an equal opportunity employer that values people of all backgrounds. [Company Name] makes employment decisions on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs. [Company Name] is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [company email or phone number].

Production Assistant Job Description Template

The production assistant job is an entry-level position, with the production assistant working on a video or television set in a support role. The production assistant is responsible for providing assistance to crews of various departments.

Types of Production Assistants

There are three main types of Production Assistants:

  • Field production assistants. Field production assistants are available on film sets during filming. They are often tasked with keeping the set clean and organized, managing rental equipment, helping transport cast and crew, and even taking food orders. Does an actor need assistance or a scene require a street to be blocked off for filming? A field production assistant is always there to help out with such issues.
  • Office production assistants. Office production assistants work in the production office and help out with all the clerical work that needs to be done. Office production assistants spend most of their time answering the phone, handling paperwork, and keeping the offices tidy. Is there a stack of invoices that need to be organized? An office production assistant will be the one to do it.
  • Post-production assistants. Post-production production assistants support the film crew members who work on the footage after filming. Post-production assistants help the editors and producers by organizing content and maintaining a clean office. Does an editor need a specific reel of footage? Don’t worry—the post-production assistant will fetch it.

In order to attract the best production assistant for the job, it is very important to write a clear and concise production assistant job description.

Summary:

Are you a budding production assistant looking for an opportunity to advance your career in an interesting and engaging working environment?

If you are an enthusiastic, conscientious, hard-working individual who desires to develop his or her career in film production, we have the perfect job for you!

[Production company name] is looking for a competent production assistant, who can and will contribute to the positive attitude and energy of our team, and work diligently in managing and improving our behind-the-scenes procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare the set for filming and clean up after filming.
  • Print and hand out scripts to all who need them.
  • Prevent unauthorized individuals from entering the set.
  • Deliver messages to various crew members or teams.
  • Help create and follow production budgets.
  • Run errands for cast and crew members.
  • Prepare all supplies and equipment needed for the set.
  • Manage the equipment as needed.
  • Assist other crew members with their duties.
  • Prepare all the necessary paperwork such as scripts for the set.
  • Make sure all the members have their required tools.
  • Assist actors and actresses with their needs.
  • Perform safety checks for people and equipment on-set.
  • Deliver messages among team members and between teams.
  • Help with various administrative tasks.

Required Skills:

  • Prior experience as part of a production team.
  • An ability to multitask.
  • An ability to create and stay within a pre-approved budget.
  • Willingness to be flexible with work hours.
  • Having excellent communication skills.
  • Meeting a level of fitness suited for the job.
  • Strong computer literacy skills.

Educational Requirements:

  • A degree or diploma in media, film, or a relevant field.
  • Secondary or postsecondary courses in film or theater can provide a good educational start.

Some state agencies offer free or low-cost production assistant training programs that can provide the aspiring production assistant with a solid foundation for work.

Equal Opportunity:

[Production Company Name] is an equal opportunity employer that values people of all backgrounds. [Production Company name] makes employment decisions on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs. [Production Company Name] is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [company email or phone number].

Entertainment Lawyer Job Description Template


Summary:

  • Helping their clients to understand legal agreements, ensuring that the terms are in the clients’ best interests. They work with recording groups, record producers, songwriters, music publishers, record label executives, music producers, and composers.
  • Negotiating recording, merchandising, touring and publishing contracts, as well as producer agreements.
  • Providing service to the entertainment sector and dealing with areas of entertainment law that may overlap with intellectual property law forms a critical part of his or her duty.
  • The lawyer may work in the different areas of the entertainment field such as film, music, television, theater, radio, multimedia, publishing, visual arts and design, and defamation.
  • Managing all aspects of legal clearances for live-action entertainment releases as well as counseling marketing and creative personnel.
  • May be required to negotiate licensing of music, talent and contract terms and may oversee trademark and title clearance requests from the brand through corporate legal.
  • Reviewing and administering promotion and distribution agreements to ensure legal compliance with their agreed-to terms.
  • Reviewing and approving DVD bonus materials which may include music, talent, third party rights issues, VHS and DVD wraps, labels, rebates, publicity copy of TV spots and trailers.
  • Playing the role of mediators for bands and managers.
  • Working with the corporate side of entertainment transactions, including motion picture studios, film and television distribution companies, television networks, and Internet and digital media companies.

Education Requirements and Work Experience:

  • The lawyer must hold a J.D. degree with a license to practice law in the particular jurisdiction’s Bar.
  • Having a robust knowledge of securities, employment, immigration, insurance, and intellectual property laws is critical for success.
  • Sometimes lawyers are required to go to court to litigate on behalf of their client. A robust knowledge of multiple levels of representation from copyright to royalties is required.
  • Must have attended an ABA-approved law school and be an active member in good standing of the Bar.
  • Must have 5 years of experience in entertainment law to help draft content and develop legal products, tools, and solutions for attorneys.

Key Benefits:

  • [Law Firm Name] offers a generous benefits package along with compensation based on experience level and client orientation.
  • Competitive compensation based on experience.
  • Various insurance coverage plans, such as a medical insurance plan, dental insurance plan, vision insurance plan and contributions to a life insurance plan.
  • 401k profit sharing.
  • Parking reimbursement.
  • Social, charity, and wellness events.

Equal Opportunity:

[Law Firm Name] is an equal opportunity employer that values people of all backgrounds. [Law Firm Name] makes employment decisions on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs. [Law Firm Name] is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [company email or phone number].

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