Agoura Hills, California – The BuZZ Shout-Out! – an innovative way to help jobs find people in the production and post-production industry – was recently launched by the Digital Production BuZZ, the foremost interactive internet talk radio show featuring news and information on digital video production, post-production and distribution. To support this effort, the BuZZ teamed with Jessica Sitomer, CEO of The Greenlight Coach, and show regular since 2009, to provide job-hunting tips as part of the program.
The Buzz asked Sitomer to write suggestions on what makes for a compelling marketing ad, and has compiled all of her dozen show interviews on the BuZZ Shout-Out! website page. Sitomer has worked in the entertainment industry for eighteen years, twelve of those years as a career coach for Entertainment Industry Professionals, and each of her interviews provides essential information on finding and keeping work.
The topics of Sitomer’s interviews include the importance of improving a resume, three things you can do when you are not getting hired, marketing tips to improve your skills when looking for work, pitfalls to avoid in marketing yourself at a trade show, how to get a job in Hollywood, and how to get a job if you don’t live in Hollywood.
“In today’s competitive job market, your job hunting skills are just as important as your creative skills,” said Larry Jordan, Executive Producer and Host of the Digital Production Buzz. “We are delighted to be working with Jessica Sitomer to provide on-going tips and techniques job hunters can use to improve their ability to find work.”
A theme that runs through Sitomer’s interviews is the emphasis she places on the business side of looking for work. “You may want your talent to speak for itself, but talent alone won’t find you a job,” says Sitomer, “You need tools and strategies for getting agents and work, because this is also a business. If you stay home, no one will find you.”
Sitomer advocates building relationships, creating extensive contact lists, taking chances, and actively networking yourself to promote your business brand. As Sitomer says, “You need to be the CEO of company YOU. You need to take action.”
One of the actions job hunters in production and post-production can take is to create a 30-second audio ad for the BuZZ Shout-Out! that describes their services and lets prospective employers know what they can do. Says Sitomer of the BuZZ Shout-Out!, “This unique promotion lets everyone in audio, film, or video production or post-production reach exactly the right market.”
“We are delighted with the response the BuZZ Shout-Out! has generated in our industry,” said Larry Jordan. “It would be great if we could give everyone a job. Since we can’t, we’re doing the next best thing – providing a free and creative way for industry professionals to help a job find them.”
The Buzz Shout-Out! is made possible by key sponsors, Data Robotics, Inc., MAXON Computer, and SmartSound Software, Inc. All are equally committed to helping industry professionals find work.
- Data Robotics, Inc., makers of the Drobo line of storage products, delivers the best data storage experience. Built on the award-winning BeyondRAID technology, the Drobo family of storage arrays support all phases of video production from capture in the field, editing in the studio, or creating online archives. Drobo delivers expandable, self-managing storage arrays. Drobo eliminates the complexity and expense associated with traditional RAID arrays.
- MAXON Computer is a developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions. Its award-winning CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D software products have been used extensively to help create everything from stunning visual effects in top feature films, TV shows and commercials, dazzling broadcast graphics, cutting-edge game cinematics for games, as well for medical illustration, architectural and industrial design applications. MAXON has offices in Germany, USA, United Kingdom, France and Japan.
- SmartSound Software, Inc. is the maker of Sonicfire Pro soundtrack creation software and the SmartSound fully-customizable multi-layer music library. These unique, patented products are designed to help the visual creator unlock the true impact, emotion and reach of their visuals through the power of music customized to fit to their specific project. The company’s products make this result easy and affordable, bringing a new level of royalty free music options and flexibility to visual creators of all skill levels.
About Jessica Sitomer
Jessica Sitomer, The Greenlight Coach, has worked as a screenwriter, an independent producer, a development associate, a director, an actress and even an author of And…Action! Powerful, Proven, and Proactive Strategies to Achieve Success in the Entertainment Industry available on Amazon.
About the Digital Production BuZZ
Digital Production BuZZ is one of the longest-running podcasts about technology bringing listeners all the news they need now and in their digital future. It remains a leader in programming related to digital video production, post-production and distribution, keeping its listeners in touch with the trends and technologies, people and practices essential to keep them up-to-date and entertained.
New episodes of the Digital Production BuZZ air live every Thursday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm PDT at show website or on iTunes.
Executive producer and host of the Digital Production BuZZ is Larry Jordan (internationally-renowned digital media expert, Apple-certified trainer, author, and member of the Directors Guild of America and Producers Guild of America). Michael Horton co-hosts (film editor and founder of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group and organizer of the world-renowned SuperMeets) and Cirina Catania produces (writer/director, new media, the internet and reality programming for clients such as National Geographic, Discovery and MSN and member of the Producers Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America.)
About Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc.
Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc. provides high-quality, engaging training and information covering video production and post-production for practicing professionals and students through a variety of media worldwide. The company was founded by Larry Jordan, an internationally-renowned digital media analyst, consultant, Apple-Certified trainer, and Final Cut Studio expert with over 30 years experience as a television producer, director and editor with national broadcast and corporate credits. He’s a member of both the Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America. Jordan is executive producer and host of the foremost weekly interactive internet radio show and podcast, the Digital Production BuZZ.