Careers in Culture

Film and Broadcasting


A career in Film and Broadcasting is a rewarding one with many opportunities and challenges. Using interactive tools, this site will lead you to discover:

  • Whether a career in Film and Broadcasting is right for you
  • The skills you need pursue in career in Film and Broadcasting
  • The multiple opportunities available in Film and Broadcasting
  • Tools and tips for getting your ideal job

If you have an interest in performing a career in Film and Broadcasting could be for you.

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From Shortwave to Widescreen Careers in Film and Broadcasting

From Shortwave to Widescreen: Careers in Film and Broadcasting

A classroom ready printable booklet.

You will find quizzes on a student's aptitudes and knowledge of the sector; articles and testimonials on career options and paths; and work search strategies including sample résumés and interview questions.

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From Shortwave to Widescreen Careers in Film and Broadcasting


Is it your dream to find a career in film or broadcasting, whether in front of or behind the camera? Then a world of opportunity awaits you. People around the globe continue to turn to film and broadcasting as their primary entertainment source. If you love to tell a story or convey information through these media, and you've developed other competencies such as skills in design, computer science or business, then you have a wealth of career options. Of course, the old values of hard work and determination are just as relevant as ever.

From Shortwave to Widescreen: Careers in Film and Broadcasting is part of a series of resources to help you research, plan and achieve your cultural career goals. They have been developed by the Cultural Human Resources Council, a national not for profit organization that represents artists and arts organizations across Canada. Explore the CHRC website to learn more about other careers in culture.

Website organization

Section 1 – What You Need to Know

In the first section, “What You Need to Know”, we:

  • Look at the various career opportunities available in film and broadcasting.
  • Help you determine if a career in film and broadcasting might be in your future.
  • Examine some of the things successful film and broadcasting workers have in common.
  • Explore the future of film and broadcasting and learning.

Section 2 – What You Need to Do

In the second section, “What You Need to Do”, we:

  • Explore the various educational paths you should follow in order to make yourself marketable in the competitive film and broadcasting field.
  • Show you how to market yourself by creating great cover letters, effective résumés, and performing well in interviews.
  • Provide you with a list of helpful links, so that when you are ready to pursue your exciting new career, you will have all the tools at your disposal.

Film and broadcasting careers

You'll find hundreds of occupations in this part of the cultural sector: Here are some examples:

Career Audiences

Animator / Scriptwriter / Animator-Composer / Researcher / Songwriter

Actor / Arranger / Conductor / Director / Host / Reporter / Vocalist / Voice-over Artist

Production & Post-Production
Animator / Audio/Sound Recording Engineer / Broadcast Engineer / Camera Operator / Cinematographer / Continuity / Costume & Wardrobe Coordinator / Dialogue Coach / Executive Producer / Film Dubber / Film/Tape Editor / Foley Artist / Grip/Gaffer Information Architect / Lighting Designer / Location Manager / Make-Up/Hair Artist / Musician / Production Manager / Programmer / Property Master / Re-recording Mixer / Script Editor / Script Supervisor / Set Builder/Carpenter/Painter / Set Designer / Sound Designer / Sound Editor/Mixer / Special Effects Technician / Stagehand / Stunt Coordinator/Stunt Person / Wardrobe Supervisor/Dresser/Attendant / Wrangler

Advertising Sales Manager / Box Office Manager / Marketing and Distribution Manager / Presenter / Publicist / Rights Sales Manager / Sales Coordinator / Technical Coordinator / Television Audience Relations Specialist / Web Designer

Archivist / Conservator / Film Historian / Film Restorer / Librarian / Web Designer

Agreement Administrator / Casting Agent / Entertainment Accountant / Entertainmant Lawyer / Web Analyst/Developer