July 2024 Opportunities


We are excited to invite you to join AFI Backlot – the new, exclusive networking platform for AFI Alumni! There’s also exclusive career opportunities that are only listed in Backlot! You can register in under two minutes by following the simple steps below:

  • Visit backlot.afi.com
  • On first visit, click ‘Get Started’
  • Fill out the information requested, including name and email
  • Choose your own unique password
  • Verify your email address when prompted
  • Upon approval, start using the site!

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Did you know that, as an alumnus, you receive lifetime borrowing privileges from the Louis B. Mayer Library? Library accounts for AFI Conservatory Alumni and DWW Alumnae are complementary and include the following services based on availability:

  • Facility access to the Louis B. Mayer Library and the Computer Lab
  • Borrowing of circulating material, up to three (3) items at a time regardless of format
  • Use of non-circulating Library materials
  • On-site access to Thesis, Cycle, and DWW films
  • Remote access to the Library online catalog, LibraryWorld
  • Use of Library and Computer Lab hardware and software
    • Access can be requested from Library or Computer Lab Staff
    • Priority will be given to current Fellows
  • In-person reference assistance
  • Access to electronic resources (only available on Library computers)

Important note: Photo identification must be presented when borrowing Library materials. Use of printers in the Library and the Computer Lab is prohibited. Alumni also receive discounted rental rates for screening rooms on the AFI Campus. Learn more about all of the exclusive benefits and special discounts that come with being an AFI alumnus.



 Assistant Professor of Multimedia & Film Production—Search #68004 College of Arts and Humanities, Department of Communication Arts The Department of Communication Arts in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Multimedia and Film Production. Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving over 25,500 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities. Within this setting, the Communication Arts faculty promote the critical analysis, evaluation, performance, and practice of human communication in its various contexts. The Multimedia and Film Production program prepares students for the field of media production in a holistic manner. MMFP majors are creative, entrepreneurial, skilled, and broadly educated so that they can capitalize on opportunities across converging modes of production in informational and entertainment media, including the creation of news and sports broadcasts, podcasts, commercials and corporate media, documentaries, and exciting projects in Georgia’s multi-billion-dollar film and television industry. Position Description Reporting to the Chair of Communication Arts, the Assistant Professor of Multimedia and Film Production is a teacher-scholar possessing the ability to contribute to courses in audio storytelling and sound design, digital postproduction for cinema/television/video, and/or studio-based multi-camera television/multimedia production. The position is an academic (10 month), tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Required Qualifications

  • Earned terminal degree (Master of Fine Arts or PhD) in Film/Media Production, or a closely related field, by July 15, 2024.
  • Portfolio of work demonstrating proficiency in TWO (2) of the following: Audio storytelling (studio and location recording, sound design for picture, sound editing, and final mixing)
  • Post-production editing for cinema and/or television, including compositing, visual effects, motion graphics and color correction/grading for final delivery
  • Studio-based multi-camera television/multimedia production
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline.
  • Professional experience AND portfolio of work demonstrating proficiency in TWO (2) of the following:
    • Audio storytelling (studio and location recording, sound design for picture, sound editing, and final mixing)
    • Post-production editing for cinema and/or television, including compositing, visual effects, motion graphics and color correction/grading for final delivery
    • Studio-based multi-camera television/multimedia production
  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate level or higher, including course design, curriculum development, and assessment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Conditions of Employment: Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
  • All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad and outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.
  • Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus
  • Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.

Screening of applications begins November 13, 2023 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2024. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitaethe names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references; and a portfolio of relevant production work samples. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:   Matthew Hashiguchi, Search Chair, Search #68004 Georgia Southern University Electronic mail: mhashiguchi@georgiasouthern.edu Telephone: 912-478-0027


Wheelhouse is a dynamic multi-vertical media, marketing, and investment platform seeking an Executive Assistant to the Chief Strategy Officer. Candidate should excel at managing a diverse range of responsibilities, possess exceptional communication skills, and maintain confidentiality in a fast-paced, collaborative environment Experience with high level executive across business development, strategy or finance is a plus. Business Administration/Finance/Economics/ Accounting fields of study are highly encouraged. Internship/ 1 year experience in Investment Banking, strategy, Consulting, or finance encouraged but not required.


Resumes to juliette.wimpfheimer@wheel-house.com. 


ID’s HR Manager will be responsible for multiple functional areas including recommending program and process improvements to company leadership and the CEO and ensuring compliance on all HR matters. You will also partner with external vendors for payroll, healthcare insurance, 401K, annual reporting, outside counsel and others to ensure consistent application of HR policies, as well as state and federal laws and practices at all company locations. This individual reports to the COO and will perform generalist work for our team of 100.


Resumes to aball@id-pr.com.


Cold Iron Pictures / The Film Arcade is a busy, award-winning independent production, financing, and distribution company looking for an assistant to the CEO and office. Duties include office management, phones, scheduling, travel/accommodations booking. Some personal work will be required. Organizational skills, a real problem-solver, and someone who can adapt to different situations are intrinsic to the role.


Please send a resume to julia@coldironpictures.com.


Operation Street Kidz is hosting its first script producing competition and is looking for submissions! Thanks to funding from La Plaza de Cultura y Artes’ Eastside Arts Initiative, as well as a partnership with Two Seas Media, we are looking to produce short films from Mexican American writers located in and around the Los Angeles area. Thanks to our partners and their contributions, we are now able to produce high quality, low budget short films that will provide aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to take that first big step as creators!
Application: Year-Round

Do you love children’s storytelling? Or dream of writing animated films? Oak Tree Comics would love to read your stories. Oak Tree Comics is a new independent publisher of children’s graphic novels that’s currently accepting story submissions. Founded in 2020 by a former AFI fellow, Oak Tree Comics focuses on socially and environmentally-conscious storytelling for readers of all ages. Want to learn more about submission policies? Visit www.oaktreecomics.com/submissions

HUSSLUP is offering you an exclusive invite to join their Invite-Only Beta. In the first 16 weeks, they already have over 1,600 talented showrunners, writers, producers, directors, editors, execs, and managers, including many AFI alums, on the platform to connect, collaborate, and staff.
All you have to do is RSVP with your full name and your AFI affiliation and they will send a unique invite code: support@husslup.com
On HUSSLUP, you can discover new professional opportunities and amplify your creative network by connecting with diverse creative talent from premier organizations, including the professional guilds, Women in Film, NALIP, and Outfest, as well as execs from over 45 top studios and production companies, including Universal Studio Group and Universal Film Group.
Making your professional profile is super simple! And you can join the AFI Community Group to connect with each other.
HUSSLUP is transforming Hollywood’s old clique with one click. We can’t wait to HUSSLUP with you!

WRITEGIRL IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS! Support the voices of teens in Los Angeles! Volunteer as a writing mentor or help behind the scenes in supporting the work that WriteGirl and Bold Ink Writers are doing to inspire teens to develop their creativity and writing skills! WriteGirl (www.writegirl.org) is a creative writing and mentoring organization that empowers underserved teen girls in Los Angeles through mentoring relationships with women writers, hosting large-scale writing workshops at such places as the Huntington Gardens, The Autry and LACMA. Since 2001, WriteGirl has maintained a 100% success rate in guiding girls to not only graduate from high school, but also enroll in college. WriteGirl is seeking women writers in all genres including novelists, poets, journalists, songwriters, copywriters, legal writers and more to help mentor teen girls, lead workshops and inspire girls to express their creative ideas. Weekly and monthly mentoring opportunities available. WriteGirl is also seeking women professionals to volunteer behind-the-scenes with events, public relations, fundraising and partnerships. (Strong communication skills required.) WriteGirl’s Bold Ink Writers Program is seeking men with creative writing skills to lead writing workshops for teen boys and co-ed groups during the school day. Workshops will take place throughout Los Angeles, from alternative schools to detention camps, for teens of diverse backgrounds. Daytime/weekday availability required.
For more information, sign up for the WriteGirl newsletter at http://bit.ly/2tK9WUr
For questions, contact WriteGirl at membership@writegirl.org or call 213-253-2655.

HIP Sound Stages located near Downtown Los Angeles and Dodger Stadium is offering a 15% discount to any AFI alumni or current fellows. Please contact info@HipstudiosLa.com or (323) 833-5920 for further information

Need to find film-friendly locations in the Los Angeles area? Visit Giggster.com to search and book diverse commercial, residential and studio locations.

Kitsplit is a community of tens of thousands of vetted filmmakers and production companies renting gear to and from each other. It has been called “the AirBNB for creative equipment” by Forbes and Fast Company. Kitsplit invites AFI alumni to join as LA Founding Members and list gear with exclusive benefits. Those who reach out in August will receive free concierge service — email your gear list to contact@kitsplit.com and mention AFI. To receive 20% off your first rental, sign up for KitSplit and use exclusive code AFI15 at checkout.

Looking for studio space and equipment rentals? Loyal Studios in Burbank offers 10% discounts to the AFI community. Contact Sadie Dean (AFI Class of 2011) at sadie@loyalstudios.tv.

Bertha BRITDOC Documentary Journalism Fund — ongoing  Film Independent Labs & Programs – ongoing  Film Independent Camera Grant – ongoing Film Independent Fiscal Sponsorship — rolling Film Independent Sloan Distribution Grant — rolling  Ford Foundation: JustFilms — ongoing Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund — rolling ITVS Open Call — ongoing Jerome Foundation Grant Programs — ongoing   NewFilmmakers Los Angeles — ongoing nextPix/firstPix Crowd Funding Grants — ongoing   Panavision New Filmmaker Program — ongoing Roadmap Writers Diversity Initiative Program — ongoing Scottish Documentary Institute Consultancies — ongoing Screen Australia: Feature Film Production Program — ongoing Screen Australia: Documentary Producer Equity Program — ongoing  Visions Sud Est Fund — ongoing World Cinema Fund: Distribution — ongoing


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