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Showrunner

Showrunner is more a title and a set of responsibilities given to one of the executive producers, less a completely different job. This person may be credited as the executive producer, creator, or writer-producer; in any case, his or her duty is to maintain the integrity of the overall canon of the series and keep the writing staff on task and on message.

Story Editor

If you’ve survived your tenure as a television staff writer with only minimal injuries to your ego and self-esteem, the next level is the honor and prestige of becoming a story editor. In actuality, it’s a minor step up, but does include a couple of notable perks.

Inside the Writers’ Room: Jane Espenson

Like most trades in Hollywood, writing for TV is a faceless craft. For the most part, the audience is blissfully unaware of the people behind the scenes conjuring magic from a blank page to entertain them. This is surprising, considering the television medium is uniquely writer-based; its scribes hold far more power than in the film business. Names like John Wells, Aaron Sorkin, J.J.

Sound Assistant

The sound assistant works under the supervision of the production sound mixer and boom operator to support the function of the sound department and maintain audio recording equipment. This technician is at the bottom of the ladder, but gains hands-on experience toward future career advancement.

Skywalker Sound

Skywalker Sound began as a three-man operation: Sprocket Systems, led by George Lucas, Gary Kurtz, and the young Ben Burtt. In 1987, the operation moved to the new Skywalker Ranch with three Academy Awards in tow. It was announced in October 2012 that Walt Disney Company would purchase Lucasfilm for $4 billion.

Special Effects Makeup Artist

While makeup is often used in film to make actors and actresses look more beautiful, it can also be used to make them look scary, beat-up, or inhuman. When a director needs a handsome actor to become a horrifying mutant zombie, he or she turns to the considerable talents of the special effects makeup artist.

Broadway Video Entertainment

Broadway Video is the life’s work of Lorne Michaels, creator and executive producer of Saturday Night Live. In addition to producing films and one of the longest-running television series in America, Broadway is also a distributor of entertainment properties and offers a full-service post-production house.

Web Developer

In the entertainment industry, nothing hits the consumer market without a web presence to back it up. Branded websites help to drum up interest before the product’s debut, create a loyal online community, and ultimately drive increased sales. Web development is an in-demand career field, and skilled web developers have endless opportunities to work across any segment of the entertainment business.

Marketing Assistant

You’ve got to start somewhere. For a career in entertainment industry marketing, the first step is as a marketing assistant. These positions exist across every facet of the business, from film and television studios to record labels, game studios, and live event producers.

New Media Manager

For the new media manager, multitasking is a way of life. Entertainment companies are eager to find the most innovative and profitable ways to turn a buck from the new media model. To do this, the industry relies on creative internet marketing gurus with the ability to create social networks around their brands.