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 complimentary 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.
“Weight of a Man” Music Video
Gaffer, Best Boy, Key Grip, 1st AC, DIT, Editor
Award-winning music video creative team whose previous work has appeared in over 20 film festivals returns with a lighthearted, quirky yet poignant piece about post-pandemic romance. One interior day, 1-2 exterior days. Friendly, kind people who aim to make great art and have fun doing it. Join us!
Location: Los Angeles
For more information, contact Amy Raasch, firstname.lastname@example.org, 310-621-4670.
WALNUTS is an absurdist dark comedy who takes it’s cues from David Lynch, Christopher Guest, Paul Thomas Anderson, Tarantino, Clerks, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, and 80’s films like Caddyshack.
Associate Producer – Work closely with the Director/Producer on finishing goals of the film – mainly in marketing strategies, minor post, festival submissions, correspondence, and distribution.
For any questions or interest, please contact Jonas Ball, email@example.com, 310-867-1213
The Department of Film and Electronic Arts at California State University, Long Beach invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Screenwriting
with expertise in film and television writing.
Click here to apply
and for more details.
Realm Pictures International is interviewing for Directors of Photography, Production Designers, Costume Designers and Composers for our theatrical feature Steal Away. Based on Andrew Ward’s post-Civil War epic “Dark Midnight When I Rise”, Steal Away will feature sweeping cinematography, production design, costume design and an epic soundtrack. Principal photography is scheduled to commence March 2023 in Atlanta, GA (USA). Applicants from all countries are being considered, irrespective of current union status. Please visit StealAwayMovie.com/cast-and-crew for more information.
Apple Studios Directors Program
The Apple Studios Directors Program is an inclusive initiative focused on expanding opportunities for mid-career directors across the US. Our goal is to identify innovative and diverse visionaries and give them a front row seat to Apple Studios productions and opportunities to network. Successful participants will be positioned to direct content for Apple TV+.
The application period opens on February 23, 2023 9:00am PST and continues through March 1, 2023 11:59pm PST.
Three candidates will be chosen to participate in the 2023 program.https://joinapple.avature.net/applestudiosdirectorsprogram/
The 2023-24 NBC TV Writers Program application window is open now through March 7th.
The NBC TV Writers Program is our premier program for emerging diverse episodic television writers with the goal of creating the next generation of showrunners and content creators.
The eight-month program develops diverse writers whose distinct points of view and lived experiences provide unique perspectives to the writers’ room.
Writers attend weekly evening workshops to enhance their creative and professional skills, including branding, pitching, and interviewing, as well as expand on their knowledge of the ever-changing television landscape. Additionally, they have opportunities to learn from and build relationships with industry professionals, including network and studio executives, showrunners, agents, and managers.
At the conclusion of the program, participants will have developed an original pilot to which they retain all rights, and will be considered for available staff writer positions on NBCU Television and Streaming as well as Universal Studio Group series.
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!
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Backstage Casting Services AFI Alumni can access Backstage’s casting services with the promo code: AFIALUM Student Filmmaker/Emerging Filmmaker Office Hours are also available for additional help or have casting questions. 11:00-11:45am PST every Tuesday at: https://backstage.zoom.us/j/86842171638.
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
) 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.
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
A new co-writing space in the heart of the Culver City Arts District, Writers Blok provides structure, support and community for writers. Modeled after a gym or a yoga studio, this dedicated writing space is available for writing sessions seven days a week. If you’re looking for a place to get work done where you’ll also find a great community of writers, you’re in luck. Writers Blok is offering a free session to AFI alumni.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
UTA ENTERTAINMENT JOB LIST
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