Careers in Film and Television

Age Level: 11–up  Grade Level: 6–up

The impact of movies and television on our lives is profound. This series about careers in film and television helps guide readers through all the ins and outs of working in one of the most creative industries today. At any given moment on any given day, someone is watching a moving image somewhere in the world. Ninety percent of America’s teens report going to the movies at least occasionally, and over sixty percent say they watch a DVD at least once a week. As television and movie markets expand, so does the need for talented filmmakers.

  • Explores the many different facets of various careers in the film and television industries, from directing to film editing to costuming & make-up
  • Includes biographical and historical information on figures and events related to specific filmmaking and television careers
  • Explains various cinematic techniques (in text and in sidebars)
  • Outlines various career opportunities in filmmaking & television
  • Supports the Social Studies and Language Arts curricula
  • 6 1/2” x 9 1/4”
  • 128pp.
  • Illus. with color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations
  • Contains chapter notes, a glossary, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Spring 2007
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So You Want to Be a Film or TV Actor?

So You Want to Be a Film or TV Actor?

Lisa Rondinelli Albert
For many people, the word “actor” immediately brings on thoughts of fame, fortune, glamour and Hollywood. But, there is a lot more to the business than spotlights and red carpets. Those who truly understand the film and television industry know that achieving success as an actor—as with any career—comes with determination and hard work...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2741-1
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So You Want to Be a Film or TV Screenwriter?

So You Want to Be a Film or TV Screenwriter?

Amy Dunkleberger
This book in the CAREERS IN FILM AND TELVISION series focuses on the art of screenwriting, the foundation of contemporary filmmaking. The process of scriptwriting involves many steps, from idea to final draft...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2645-2
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So You Want to Work in Animation & Special Effects?

So You Want to Work in Animation & Special Effects?

Torene Svitil
This book in the Careers in Film and Television series focuses on the art of animation and special effects. Modern technology allows today’s filmmakers to put up on the screen anything they can conceive of, from otherworldly landscapes to fantastic creatures...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2737-4
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So You Want to Work in Set Design, Costuming, or Make-Up?

So You Want to Work in Set Design, Costuming, or Make-Up?

Torene Svitil and Amy Dunkleberger
Headed by production designers and complemented by costume designers and makeup and hair artists, the art direction team is a diverse but vital component of filmmaking. They provide the visual backdrop over which an entire film story plays...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2740-4
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