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Movie employment needed 02 Jun 2004 12:32 #24472

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Hi, not sure if this is where I should post this message, however, if not, just ignore this post.

I am looking to move to the USA from my home country (South Africa) due to political and economical reasons which I will not elaborate on here.

I have no criminal record, am a hard worker and simply LOVES the movie industry. I am currently studying towards my Bachelors of Science degree, finishing the end of the year.

Are there anybody on this forum who has an opening for anything movie related which pays at least $30000.00 per year? Any prospective employer would also have to start the process of acquiring a green card or work permit for me.

Please contact me by replying to this post initially (I have Email notification on - I will make direct contact after your initial contact with me).

Regards and thanks in advance,

Kobus Myburgh
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Re: Movie employment needed 03 Jun 2004 00:37 #24473

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Kobus:

I'm sorry to say that I think you'll have a hard time finding a theatre position paying that kind of money to someone without any experience.

The only positions paying that well are General Managers of multi-plexes, lower level management that have been with the company for a number of years, and projection/sound techs with lots of experience. Even projectionists seldom make that kind of money, especially not to start out.

This is an industry that almost always promotes from within. Virtually everyone starts at the bottom as an usher, ticket taker, or concession staff person, and at minimum wage or close to it. Most starting jobs are part time, and therefore pay no benefits. If you could find a place that would allow you to work 60 hours a week, you'd still be lucky to make $20,000 a year.

If you're bright, and a dedicated hard worker you might make it to a management position within several years, but it will take several more years before you get to the pay level that you are looking for.

Good luck.
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Re: Movie employment needed 03 Jun 2004 01:44 #24474

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Roxy,

Thank you for your reply. I don't know what the movie industry pays. All I do know is that I am a movie fan like you've never seen before - all my spare time is going into movies one way or another. So, if $30000.00 was too high a price, I can understand that.

It is therefore imperative that I go with my other passion, Computers, which I have over 10 years of experience and getting my Bachelors of Science in at the end of the year.

Movies will, however, remain my biggest passion and I can just keep trying
Once I am relocated by in the IT sector I can work part-time at a movie house to gain experience. I currently work 19 hours a day on my work and studies, and therefore I am used to working long hours.

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Kobus
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Re: Movie employment needed 03 Jun 2004 09:00 #24475

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Kobus,

You can always channel your IT experience into the movie industry. For instance, theaters need websites, so if you're an experienced web designer and/or programmer, you could carve out a niche amongst local independent theater owners by building their websites. If you have considerable programming skills, you might be able to come up with a program that would help theater owners or managers in some way... RTS Solutions come to mind.

If you're creative enough, you should be able to work in IT while indulging your love of movies on the side. Good luck!
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Re: Movie employment needed 03 Jun 2004 10:39 #24476

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Hi, criterion,

Thanks for your reply.

Well, I am into web development and design, and what's even better, at this moment in time I can do this job for even less than you will ever dream of doing this in the USA, because of our currency ratio. We are currently down 7:1 to the US dollar, and therefore, we can do things at roughly one 7th of the price in the USA.

Maybe something like this can help me save up enough money to get there and continue my work there
Thanks for the insight! I never thought of that. I hope some movie houses read this, because I am on a spam-war and therefore won't contact them first


Regards,

Kobus
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Re: Movie employment needed 04 Jun 2004 09:47 #24477

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One can always place an ad in the DIRECTORIES or CLASSIFIEDS sections of this site, and there are many other theatre/cinema-related sites where one might also be able to place ads for your Information Technology services. And with your favorable exhange rates, lower cost of doing business, and the easy way to serve customers around the world via the Net, you may well have the advantage of doing business from where you are. With the Net, most entreprenuers do not feel it necessary to give out their exact location. Using an intermediary such as PayPal, you might not ever have to reveal your actual location, and that may be to your advantage as to security.

[This message has been edited by jimor (edited June 04, 2004).]
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Re: Movie employment needed 07 Jun 2004 12:32 #24478

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One of the guys on Film-Tech emigrated from Germany, but he lined up a career as the Chief of Projection and Sound Engineering for a theatre circuit that has both film and digital cinema screens. Pretty sure he visited the US well beforehand, and got the necessary job offer and green card paperwork done. As I understand it, you have to show that you have skills that are not easily found in the pool of US workers. So even a lead projectionist or theatre manager would be a "hard sell" to US Immigration.

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Entertainment Imaging
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Eastman Kodak Company
Rochester, NY 14650-1922
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Re: Movie employment needed 08 Jun 2004 00:46 #24479

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Thanks for the notes, jimor and John. Before I really go seriously into advertising my services, I will finish my degree first (at the end of the year) - that is first priority. After that we will see what I can do...

As for immigration, yes, I know it's going to be tough, but I am willing to try and specialize up to such a point that they have no choice but to take me in - I am no loafer, and used to working 16+ hours a day.

Watch this space


Regards,

Kobus
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