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Old 12-06-2007, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Sydney
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Hey there,

I currently work in Post Production on a Sydney TV drama show but am thinking of relocating to the US/Canada for work opportunities in Tv/Film/Post and Production mid next year.... Not exactly great timing with the current strike but I still have work here for about 6 months.

Just wondering if any other Aussie's have made the trek and if they had any helpful hints? Or if anyone knows of anyone needing a hard working Aussie who can do most things!? I'm just starting my research into this idea so any website contact info etc would be great!

The one thing in my favour is I have American Citizenship too which after I used up my Working Holiday Maker visa in the UK got me sponsored by a UK TV Production company wanting to open offices in the US... but 911 happened and I ended up moving back to Oz after four years.

Anhow, if you can shed some light that would be great!

Cheers
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Old 12-08-2007, 02:17 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I am an American that wanted to get into the industry years ago. There are plenty of production houses here that hire you on the spot. Right now,As you know film and oduction studios are shut down due to the Writers Guild of America Strike. The strike started a month ago. There are production companies that are non-union you may want to look in to at this time they the ones that produces reality shows; the pay will be less. Another option is working for commercial productions companies and local television stations.

Here are some web sites:
Craig's List-LA
craigslist: los angeles classifieds for jobs, apartments, personals, for sale, services, community, and events

Daily Variety/ International Variety
Entertainment news, movie reviews, awards, festivals, celebrity photos, industry events - Variety

The Hollywood Reporter
Movie Reviews - Entertainment News - Box Office - Celebrity

Fremantle Media
FremantleMedia


Mark Burnett Productions
1661 Lincoln Boulevard, #200
Santa Monica, CA, 90404 USA

KABC-TV
Carmella Zigler
Manager Employee Benefits & Payroll
500 Circle Seven Drive
Glendale, CA 91201
ABC7 Job Line: (818) 863-7JOB (7562)
abc7.com: Eyewitness News: #1 in Southern California

KCAL9/KCBS-TVCBS Studio Center
KCBS/KCAL Broadcast Center
4200 Radford Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604
Fax(818) 655-2666
CBS 2 - KCAL 9 - Los Angeles - Southern California - LA Breaking News, Weather, Traffic, Sports

KNBC-TV
NBC 4
3000 West Alameda Ave.
Burbank, CA 91523
Phone: (818) 840-4444 Ask for the jobline.
GE is the parent company of KNBC and KVEA
GE Web site Careers at GE

KTLA-TV
5800 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-460-5500 ask for Job line
KTLA The CW | Where Los Angeles Lives

KTTV / KCOP-TV 13
1999 South Bundy Drive
Los Angeles CA 90025
Fox 11 / My 13 Main Number: 310-584-2000 Ask for the employment hot line.
FOXcareers.com > Step Into the Spotlight

National Association of Broadcasting Employees and Technicians
NABET: National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians

I hope this helps.
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Sydney
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