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Film and Television Directors

Tips for Entry

Start making films using video or digital cameras. Ask your friends to help. Watch critically-acclaimed films and television shows to learn what makes these shows excellent.

Take film classes and attend seminars and workshops that help you hone your skills.

Learn about job opportunities in your state by visiting the Association of Film Commissioners International’s Web site, Look for jobs and/or market your services at Other useful sites includes and

Apply for the Directors Guild of America’s Assistant Directors Training Program.

Enter your films in film festivals. Visit for more information.

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