How to Get a Job in the Film Industry Courtesy of ‘Little White Lies’

We’re always excited when we find another helpful website for TV writing and other showbiz noobs. This week we’ve been exploring lwlies.com, AKA Little White Lies, and it’s awesome.

The site has Reviews, Features, Podcasts, you-name-it. For example:

A WOMAN’S LIFE by Manuela Lazic

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI by David Jenkins

WHY KING CREOLE IS ELVIS PRESLEY’S BEST MOVIE by Justine Smith

30 TV SHOWS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2018

And our current fave, which doesn’t really seem to be a lie at all, little, white, or otherwise:

How to get a job in the film industry
by Courney Tan

Getting a job in the film industry is hard. Like a lot of creative industries, it can seem impenetrable if you don’t happen to know the “right” people. Many positions are advertised through word of mouth, which is part of the reason why women make up only 26 per cent of the UK film industry, and people from BAME backgrounds just 5.3 per cent of production crews, according to new research by Film and Data Education.

But there is hope for all those who have so far been left frustrated by a lack of opportunities, or simply don’t know where to start. Aware of the obstacles facing young people trying to get a job in film today, the British Film Institute have introduced a £20 million plan to recruit 10,000 new employees, with the promise of filling 30,000 jobs. This recruitment process, the exact details of which remain undisclosed, will be need to be rigorous in order to “reach out to the broadest pool of talent across the UK,” seeking to create a more equal and diverse UK film industry.

Read it all at http://lwlies.com/articles/how-to-get-a-job-in-the-film-industry/