Senior seeking advice for entering the commercial video, TV, film industry

I am in my final semester at Brandeis and am searching for find a job in video for after graduation. I would ultimately like to have a career shooting and editing video. I have interned doing commercial video for American Eagle/Aerie and am hoping for advice on getting started in the commercial video, television and film industry. Additionally, my portfolio can be found at if you are interested in viewing my work. Thank you for your help!

Name: Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman ’19
Majors: Film, television and interactive media; Interpersonal and mass communications
Hometown: Salem, MA
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Senior seeking advice from alumni in media and Los Angeles

I’m a senior majoring in English and Film, Television, and Interactive Media looking for career advice. I’ve been considering moving to L.A. after I graduate to work in the film industry. At Brandeis I’ve focused on expanding my network and developing my technical skills with cameras, editing, etc., but I’m unsure about what the next step would be to work in media production. A long-term goal would be to become a screenwriter, but I’m unsure of how to start on that path—I would love to learn how one starts out in a TV writer’s room. Any advice from people based in the area working in a media industry would be extremely welcome.

Name: Noah Harper ’19
Majors: Film, Television, and Interactive Media, English
Hometown: Austin, TX
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Advice on breaking into screenwriting for TV and film

I am looking to enter the world of film and TV, with a particular interest in screenwriting and comedies. I have worked at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, and am currently interning with WGBH’s Antiques Roadshow. I would love to hear about advice on breaking into this field after graduation, as well as more about the film scene in specific locations, as I am wondering about a potential relocation.

Name: Anna Craven ’18
Majors: Film, TV & interactive media; creative writing
Hometown: Boston, MA
Varsity Sport: Fencing
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Archived Ad: MLK Scholars Seeking Film Portfolio Advice

My name is Naomi Rodriguez-Finer and I have started my own video production company with Kristen Ward-Chalk ’16. Our mission is to create quality films, embodying truth, inclusivity and tact. We are already building up our portfolio, and have started to reach out to faculty for advice. I would like to know if any alumni have advice for a) juggling involvement with a start-up with pursuing a degree and b) how to build a reputation outside of the Brandeis community. As MLK Scholars, we are very passionate about this endeavor and appreciate any advice/recommendations.

Archived Ad: Recent grad seeks environmental/film leads in NYC

My name is Jenny Cheng and I recently graduated from Brandeis University with a major in Environmental Studies and minors in Business and Film, Television and Interactive Studies. I am based in New York City. I have various interests and would like to pursue a career that includes any combination of them. I am interested in sustainability, social issues (especially women’s rights), photography, and video editing. I am currently looking at administrative assistant jobs in organizations that have to do with any of my interests. Any opportunities that relate to my interests or advice on what path I could take would be very helpful. Thank you!


Archived Ad: Physics Major & Film Minor Seeks Advice on Combining Interests

Phyics Major and Film Minor seeks advice for integrating physics and film together into a career. I have recently discovered my love for film creation, but also have my long time love of physics. These two interests often conflict, which makes finding a career including both very difficult. If anyone knows of, or is in, a career that incorporates both of these subjects, I would love to talk with you about it! Suggestions need not be “normal” careers, seeing as the integration of physics with film will likely not reside within a “normal” job.

Name: Edan Chen-Zion ’16
Major(s): Physics
Hometown: West Hills, CA
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Archived Ad: Senior Looking to Break into Entertainment Field

Senior looking for advice on how to search and apply for jobs in the Entertainment field. Interested in writing, production and management. Looking for general career jump-start advice. Thank you!

Name: Chastity DeLorme ’14
Major(s): Film, Television & Interactive Media, minors in Business and Creative Writing
Hometown: Beaverton, OR

Archived Ad: Aspiring Lawyer Seeking Alumni Advice About Law Careers

I am a senior majoring in Business and in Film and very interested in pursuing a career in law. Mergers and acquisitions, environmental practice, public company advisory practice, restructuring and bankruptcy are the fields that I find very interesting. If you work in any of those fields, I would like to learn how you got started, where you are now and what you did to succeed. I would appreciate any advice you might have for me and would love to arrange some sort of communication to interact with you.

Name: Roman Bulgakov ’14
Major(s): Business and Film
Hometown: Cheboksary, Russia

Archived Ad: Seeking creative Chicago-area internship in film/music/healthy living

I’m looking for an internship in the Chicago area this summer. I am open-minded regarding which field I work in, though I do have a passion for film and music. An internship in either of these fields would be ideal. I am also interested in foreign cultures and international relations. An internship at an NGO or something comparable would also be great. I am a strong writer and a creative thinker, and I’d like to be involved with something in which I either create, help others create, or observe and learn as others create. I also have a strong passion for the outdoors and nature and living a healthy, active life, so something involving these principles would be ideal as well.

Name: Alec Siegel ’15
Major(s): IGS, Anthropology
Hometown: Deerfield, IL