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A List of Film and TV Production Categories Where You Can Find Work

Getting a job in the film and TV industry is about hard work, good contacts, timing and luck. Here is a list of many of the production areas where you can find work: (If you know more, please let me know.)

1. Experimental Films and Videos

2. Internet Videos

3. Independent Films

4. Short Films

5. Industrials

6. Drama-Documentaries

7. Documentaries

8. Corporate Videos

9. Public Service Announcements

10. Make Over Shows

11. Realty Shows

12. Music Videos

13. Television Commercials
a. 30 seconds
b. 60 seconds

14. Episodic Television
a. half-hour drama
b. one hour drama

15. Television Pilots
a. half-hour
b. 1 hour
c. 2 hour Movie

16. Television Movies
a. also called Made-for-TV-Movie or Movie of the Week (MOW)
b. usually 2 hours

17. Television Mini-Series
a. 4 to 8 hours

18. Feature Films
a. no budget
b. low budget
c. medium budget
d. high budget
e. studio project
f. independent films

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  • KateCoe May 13, 2008, 8:09 AM

    A number of reality shows use union directors, such as The Amazing Race. Documentaries can also be union.