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MFJF Academy

Starting a Career in Film

Starting a Career in Film - Resume Workshop on Thursday, September 21th at 6pm, EST.
Designed for total beginners, this free 90-minute workshop via zoom is called Create a resume to quickly land your first film job! Register now!

Create a Resume To Quickly Land Your First Film Job

This virtual workshop offers a hands-on process to overhaul, tighten and improve a resume for your film job goals – even if you have no experience in the industry. In order to position yourself for consideration for a job in film, you will need to stick out and you'll learn exactly what to do. The workshop is 90 minutes long, and most participants can complete a first draft of their resume during the session. Please come prepared with any resume that you currently have, and any questions. Participants are encouraged to share their email, website and social links to network within the group. If you would like live feedback on your resume, please consider sharing yours in the workshop.



The workshop will cover:

  • What are the best practices now in resumes

  • Different sections and how to organize your information

  • Showing off film-adjacent skills

  • Design aspects to appeal to decision-makers

  • How you can start using your resume

  • Examples of what to do and NOT do do

  • Updating information going forward


Course Leader - Paula Landry


Paula Landry

Paula Landry, MBA is an award-winning writer/producer and author who works in film, television and media entrepreneurship. Her clients include brands, creatives and companies big and small. Her films have debuted at Sundance, Chelsea Film Festival, Raindance NYC, CineVegas, winning awards from the Best Actors Film Fest, Austin Comedy, Columbia Pictures Screen Gems, Time Warner Showtime Audience Award, and WorldFest Houston Film Festival; her writing has won the Lugnut Award, 2nd Round at Austin Film Festival, and a semi-finalist at Made in NY Writer's Room. Ms. Landry is a member of Disney's Creative Talent Development & Inclusion program. Recent film projects include Irish crime thriller LAST PINT starring Mickey Rourke based on the largest bank heist in Ireland, a docu-series about trends in the lives of neurodiverse people, developing Warren Adler's play (War of the Roses) DEAD IN THE WATER for the screen. As a creator, her purpose is to reduce loneliness by connecting with people through stories & ideas, link artists with entrepreneurial tools, and clients with increased revenue and visibility. She is the author of Applying Entrepreneurship to the Arts, Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film: A Panic- Free Guide, 2nd ed. and co-author with Stephen Greenwald of The Business of Film, A Practical Guide, 3rd ed. Market Your Screenplay in 30 Days with Marilyn Horowitz. She generates budgets and business plans for clients in filmmaking. Stay in touch at, @aflickchickNYC on IG and on LinkedIn! Paula volunteers as Vice President for the non-profit filmmaking organization PANO Network, a safe, inclusive, and encouraging community for women, non-binary & GNC creators offering jobs, training and networking, grants and discounts.

Free? Yes, Free!

This Starting a Career in Film series of Workshops cost nothing to join and participate in. However, places for each workshop are limited so please do not delay, book your please now!

To register please follow this link:



Anyone is welcome to join these Starting a Career in Film series of workshops. No experience is required, if you are simply curious about a career in film or are a recent film graduate we welcome you to join us.

Please look at our Career Stages Pathways to understand where your experience lies in the grand scheme of things, it will help you navigate and plan your next steps. These 101 workshops are for Stage 1 members.

You don't need to have MFJF membership to join this free workshop.




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