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  • Spotlight: NBC/Universal’s Campus 2 Career Internship Program

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    In today’s post, Kim Peterson, the Coordinator of NBC/Universal’s Campus 2 Career program tells us all about how to distinguish your resume in the tall pile of submissions they receive in order to ultimately land an internship at NBC/Universal or one of the companies they own (Telemundo, anyone?). She also explains what it means to be […]

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  • Spotlight: Starcast Auditions

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    As those of you pursuing an acting career can attest, one of the main problems in starting out is getting attention for your work. And as casting professionals can attest, finding genuinely talented new talent is like searching for a needle in a haystack. Today, we’re spotlighting a website/web service which aims to solve both of those […]

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  • Spotlight: International Academy of Web Television

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      One of the things regular readers of Your Industry Insider hear a lot is: “Make it real!” This means if you want to be a music manager, find an up-and-coming band and represent them for free in order to get your feet wet and find out if you really like managing a band. If […]

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  • Spotlight: Talent Agents Talk About the Biz

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    Your Industry Insider recently attended a Boston University Alumni/Los Angeles Program event on “How Media and Consumer Trends Affect Talent Representation.” The event was moderated by entertainment executive Randi Siegel and featured: William Morris Endeavor partner Jenny Rawlings, a graduate of the famed CAA Mailroom Trainee Program and a talent representative, primarily on the film […]

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  • Spotlight: Brains of Minerva

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    As you know, here at YII, we LOVE getting the inside story on successful professionals in the biz, as well as finding out about great resources we can all use. In this case, we’re getting both! Sarah Sido and Claire Winters are dedicated working L.A.-based actors who have taken their own “lessons from the trenches” and the expertise […]

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  • Spotlight: Hollywood East Connection

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    Founded by career development coach Christine Tello-Lorenz, HollywoodEastConnection.com is a comprehensive resource for information on the entertainment industry in New England. The site covers production activity in the area, local entertainment professionals, resources, and events, and updates on celebrities from, based in, or otherwise connected to New England. We caught up with Christine recently to […]

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  • Spotlight: An Evening With Universal President of Production Debbie Liebling

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    The Boston University in Los Angeles and Boston University Alumni Association co-hosted an event earlier this week that highlights exactly why it is important (and to your benefit) to stay in touch with your alumni association and take advantage of opportunities they afford you. In this case, I had the opportunity to hear a Q & A […]

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  • Spotlight: Playbills vs. Paying Bills blog

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    We here at YII are huge fans of creative marketing. Over ten years ago, while hiring for entry level positions at a studio-based production company, I got a resume submission from a young man in Florida. Now, normally, I would toss a resume submission from someone who didn’t live in L.A. in the trash. (You […]

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  • Spotlight: The Association of Celebrity Personal Assistants

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    What image comes to mind when you hear “celebrity personal assistant”? Someone basking in the reflected limelight as they stroll down the awards ceremony red carpet alongside George Clooney or Jennifer Aniston? Or maybe a tortured minion working for the famous and real-life version of Miranda Priestly (“The Devil” in THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA)? YII caught […]

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  • Spotlight: Ali on the Air

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    The woman behind the “Ali on the Air” blog, Ali MacLean, is an award-winning writer, actor, filmmaker and on-air radio personality. A classically-trained actress, she has a degree from Miami University of Ohio, and studied at the La Jolla Playhouse under Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff and then at the Groundlings Theatre, in their famous […]

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