So if you guys noticed on the right hand side of my blog there is a new icon that says subscribe to Film Jobs.
This is how I send out the UTA job list along with other production job postings.¬† If you are looking for a job in the entertainment industry you should definitely¬† subscribe!
So after sending out the list I get to all of you I was wondering has anyone actually gotten any job from it?¬† Or at least a response from applying?
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So after posting that I have the newest UTA joblist and I am willing to email it out to you I received an enormous response.¬† While looking through some of the comments I noticed this one posted by Tyler and I felt like I really should address this:
I would love the list as I am looking for a part time gig to go with my bartending job once a week. Thanks
Ok here is my huge problem with this comment.¬† The UTA job list does not offer part time gigs.¬† If you are looking for a part time gig to go along with bartending then I would highly suggest trying to find something else.
The UTA joblist is a list of assistant jobs that are full time and that are available in Hollywood.¬† The list is sent out to hundreds of people so you can imagine that these jobs are rare and highly sought after.¬† I can also assure you that if you do not live in Los Angeles you will never receive a call for one of these positions.¬† Hollywood tends to mostly hire from within but the rare times it does not it will offer interviews to those people that live in that city.
If you are serious about an assistant job in Hollywood I would suggest contacting companies directly rather than trying to land a job through this list.¬† Try websites like media-match and realitystaff.com as well because they usually have some pretty great positions on there as well.
I have got the most recent copy!¬† Email me if you’d like it.
I have to say though that this is not a magical list that you will get a job from.¬† It is EXTREMLY hard to get a job from this list.¬† If you are really looking for an assistant job I’d say looking at smaller production companies or use websites like craigslist, media-match or reality staff.
The jobs on the UTA list are usually filled by people they already know, so another good thing is to get out there at make friends.¬† Friends will get you jobs that they hear about, not random people that you spoke with once.
Happy job hunting!
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!
I have the new UTA job list.. if you would like a copy please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy job hunting!
So I recieved this question in my inbox from Justin about the UTA Job list:
Thanks so much for sending that along. If you don’t mind me asking, what’s your connection to the industry? Do you work for an agency? Some of the articles I’ve read made the List seem pretty unobtainable unless you knew the right people so I was just kind of curious how you got it. I understand if you can’t tell me. And I was wondering how often they update it and who it gets sent to once they do. Do they always send it to the same people, and if you get it once does that mean you’ll necessarily get it again? I’m sorry if this is too much, but you did say not to hesitate to ask questions. And I’m trying to absorb as much information as I can about assistant/mailroom/trainee positions out there.
Well first a foremost I am just a freelance production assistant and I have no “real” connection to the UTA Job list.¬† I actually get the job list through a friend who probably gets it from a friend that gets it through a friend.¬† The list is actually kept very secret by those who create it and apparently if you contact UTA and ask about the list they will deny that it even exists.¬† The best way to get the list is to get it from someone else that already gets it.¬†¬†¬† As for who the list actually gets sent to I have no idea.¬† I honestly think know one really knows except for the person that physically sends out the list.¬† I would love to one day speak to that person, however, that has not happened yet.
As for being an assistant/mailroom/trainee it all really depends on what you want to eventually end up doing.¬† If you want to work at a talent agency working in the mailroom and then moving up to an assistant is the way to go.¬† If you want to work in production you can go a few ways.¬† The first is finding work as a producer’s or director’s assistant.¬† Here you will work directly under that person and learn a ton while doing so.¬† However, there is a downside to this.¬† You will most likely not being working on set. ¬† You will be spending most of your time doing general assistant tasks such as organizing your boss’s calendar, answering phones and reading scripts.¬† The other way to break in is the way I am, by being a production assistant.¬† You can work a PA on several different types of projects for web, tv and film and slowly start to work your way up.¬† Either way know that you are starting on the lowest rung on the ladder and that someday hopefully you will make it to the top.
In Hollywood there is a magical job list that everyone talks about, the UTA Job List.¬† On this list there are highly sought after positions in the entertainment industry.¬† So how do you score this amazing list?¬† Well technically you don’t..unless you know someone who gets it.
Originally the list was created internally at United Talent Agency, for people looking for new assistant positions.¬† The list was only sent by email and only those that knew the creators of the list actually recieved it.¬† Today the list has expanded and includes more than agency positions. ¬† There are many people that say they get the list and will repost it online, which can be good and bad.¬† This is good because you can easily find the list and apply for these jobs. ¬† The bad is now more people are getting the list so these open positions do not stay open for very long.
Another thing to note is that the jobs that are posted on the list are not usually production jobs.¬† They are mainly assistant positions for producers, directors, executive and even sometimes celebrities.¬† So if you are starting out in this wonderful industry and want to go the assistant route then this list is the best place for you to start.¬† Keep in mind though your job may end up being more of a dog sitter than an actual assistant.
If you’d like a copy of the list email me at email@example.com and I will send it to you.
Happy job hunting!