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Careers In Culture

Film and Broadcasting - What You Need to Know

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Your career in film and broadcasting

Do you dream about working on a feature film, in television or in radio? Film and broadcasting are a dynamic and growing part of the cultural sector. People who work in film and broadcasting create performances, products and programs that help us understand ourselves and each other. Through our television sets and radios, at the movie theatre or tuning into a podcast, we connect with other lives, cultures, places and times. However, we don't make these connections alone. Millions of other people are often watching the same television shows and hearing the same music as we are. If you have a career in film and broadcasting, you'll be part of a powerful force in today's world, linking people through shared experiences.

Perhaps you dream of being in the spotlight, bringing pleasure to people through your performance skills. Or maybe you'd love to be behind the scenes, providing the important managerial, technical or marketing skills that make films and broadcasts/podcasts happen.

Curiosity checklist

How can you know if a career in this field would be right for you? The answer is within yourself. Your interests, talents and skills are important clues to finding out if a particular career path will be right for you—challenging, satisfying and meaningful. Use the following checklist to help you make good decisions about your future.

Curiosity Checklist

Do you...

Love the magic of the camera?
Like gadgets and are curious about new technologies?
Have a fascination with film, television, or radio?
Like to exercise your creativity?
Have a terrific curiosity about people, places, and things?
Enjoy being part of a team and working with others?
Want to travel and meet new people?
Have high levels of energy and enthusiasm?
Enjoy solving problems and making things happen?
Deal well with financial uncertainty?
Feel ready to be self-employed?
Have ingenuity and resourcefulness?
Know you can handle pressure well?
Enjoy giving 100 per cent of your effort to a project?
Know that you are committed to lifelong learning?