How to Get a Job in Hollywood (with 1-on-1 mentoring) Premium class

Vicki Lau, VFX Professional, Emmys2014 Attendee, TEDx Speaker

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14 Videos (58m)
    • Introduction

    • Five Phases of Film Production

    • The Three 'P's

    • Working from the Bottom Up

    • Self-Awareness

    • Experiences

    • Skills

    • Resume and Website to Showcase Skills

    • Networking Websites

    • Staying in Touch via Email

    • What Matters in Hollywood

    • Conclusion

    • Meet Graham Flashner - Senior Writer/Producer

    • Networking


About This Class

NEW ADDITION - Sept 2016 Content Update: 

"Insiders with Insights" section added to curriculum, to be updated every 3 months featuring interviews with people who have already made it, or are currently working with the "in-crowd" of the Hollywood film and television circle.


Having worked on movies and television shows such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Walking Dead and Hemlock Grove in visual effects, an active professional in the Hollywood film industry will reveal the tips, tricks and steps to getting a film job in Hollywood. If you have been trying to break into the Hollywood film industry without any luck, this course will provide the tools and key takeaways you need to increase your odds of success in getting into the game.

Understand What it Really Takes to Make it in Hollywood's Competitive Film Industry.

Learn through real-life examples and personal observations about what current professionals in the industry do and what recruiters, studios and producers look for in new hires, as well as tips to preparing the resume and website for a first-timer in the industry.

Why This Course?

  • Taught by a real professional in the industry who worked on actual Hollywood blockbusters
  • Step-by-step guide with lots of in-depth information
  • Debunking of myths about breaking into the industry
  • Active discussion is encouraged between students and instructor
  • Networking and open collaboration opportunities with instructor and students
  • Coaching and mentoring on discussion boards included!


Learn How to Leverage your Current Experiences, Skills and Passion to Maximize your Chances of Breaking into Hollywood.

You will Learn How:

  • The film industry phases work
  • Various types of entry-level positions get you into different specializations in the film industry
  • To climb the job ladders of hierarchy
  • To identify your current Experience, Skill and Passion levels
  • To gauge where you stand against the professionals in the film industry
  • Recruiters, studios and producers hire candidates for most film jobs
  • To select the right projects and productions to work for
  • To create a film resume and website that makes sense for your position
  • Existing online resources and other surprising resources help in getting a job
  • To stay in touch with new connections with authenticity and good email etiquette
  • Hollywood myths circulate and what really matters in Hollywood

Complete with additional resources, a fun and engaging teaching style and - SPOILER ALERT - a wide unpredictable variety of content delivery methods, students who complete the course will also be awarded with a bonus section - kind of like that bonus clip is you sit through the entire credits roll at the end of a film.

If you participate in this course, you will walk away becoming more enlightened and empowered with these new insights and knowledge about how the Hollywood industry truly works, which would put you much ahead of the curve of everyone else who is trying to break into Hollywood.

But if you walk away from this page right now, you will always be left wondering what might have and could have been, if you had taken this first step.






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Vicki Lau

VFX Professional, Emmys2014 Attendee, TEDx Speaker

Vicki started as a humble student of digital media back in the small city of Singapore with a background in visual effects and programming in film and television. Without any contacts or connections in the United States, she began her career at the age of 18 from Singapore, working her way up into the Hollywood film industry and landing her first break working on AMC's hit series, The Walking Dead (Season 4), as well as other movies such as Guardians of the GalaxyTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the recent Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Already recognized by her country and by major organizations as an expert in her field, Vicki has made great strides for someone her age, being in consistently high demand for jobs - averaging about 4 job offers and requests for interviews per freelance month(s) of availability (even prior to graduation), hitting a record number of 11 job offers per season of availability in the early summer of 2014, whilst her college peers are still struggling to find their first entry-level position in the field. At only 24 years of age, she was one of the youngest speakers and presenters at the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference in its time, where she was a panelist and speaker for virtual reality in motion pictures.

She gave a TEDx talk on visual effects and virtual reality in May 2016 at Napa Valley, CA.