Q. I just finished my MBA in India. Are there any websites that list job openings for movies in like asst. to VP of distribution or should I send resumes to production companies that have listed in HCD- producers that have in-house distribution? Do I need agents?
Agents don't handle suit jobs. There are classified ads in VARIETY and THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, both paper editions and online; those might be able to help. There are also employment agencies in LA that you can contact, e.g. The Right Connections, the Friedman Entertainment Agency, London, Persona, etc. (Some of these may no longer be in business.)
There are also websites, e.g. Entertainment Careers.net
. And Monster.com, I imagine.
You have the right idea starting as an assistant. Many people would be happy having an assistant with an MBA, and if you're good, you won't be an assistant long.
Being from India is a complication since you'll need a work permit / visa to get a job, and it's hard to get a job unless you're in LA already. But while Homeland Security won't make it easy for you, LA itself is an enormously diverse place and the industry is more so.
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