July 16, 2017 at 4:36PM

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I want to be a writer/director. Best path?

I am 25 years old. I have made a few short films, but they aren't know and I'm not well known. Other than making films, what other paths are there? Finding script jobs, being a runner on sets? What's the best way?

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Start PA'ing on set. Go to film meet ups around you. Find filmmakers via vimeo or other sites. It helps to move to the place where work you want to be around is being done. LA, Atlanta, NYC. Your best bet is actually writing and creating films on your own!

August 1, 2017 at 3:50AM

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Chris Neal
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There is unfortunately no one way to get a job in the business. The best way to be a writer/director is to write and direct.

When you're just starting out your films are going to suck. Just the way it is. You don't become a concert level violinist the first time you pick up the instrument. You need to train. You need to fail. You need to learn.

Keep making your shorts. You'll notice you get better and the work gets better. When you have something you think is solid, get on Filmfreeway and enter some short festivals. If your stuff is good, you'll get selected.

Best of luck.

August 16, 2017 at 8:18AM

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Shaun Obanion
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