After a plethora of emails regarding the UTA joblist I feel like I need to explain some things to you.
The UTA joblist is a list that has the most highly sought after assistant jobs in the industry.¬† This means that if you want to be an assistant to a producer, celebrity, director, or executive this is one of the places you could look.¬† If you are just starting out in the industry and you want to be someone’s assistant you WILL NOT get one of these jobs.¬† Even though they are entry level positions, if you have never been an assistant before they will not hire you.
The main way people get jobs in Hollywood is through people you know.¬† The higher ups like to hire through friends, or through people they know so that they somewhat trust the person they are hiring.¬† I can guarantee you that if you live in Carmel, IN and you apply for one of these positions on the list they will instantly¬† disregard your resume because you do not live in California.¬† The only way you will get one of these positions is if you live in Los Angeles.
If you are looking for any production assistant jobs then the UTA job list is not for you.¬† You can find these jobs sometimes through craigslist, media-match.com, and realitystaff.com. ¬† Like everything else in Hollywood though you mainly get these jobs through people you know.¬† The rule about living in California also applies to production assistant positions unless you are trying to get a gig on a movie or tv show filming in your city in which case you could be hired as a local hire.
Good luck and happy job hunting!