As many of you know, a writer's strike looms large in Hollywood. A strike isn't really good for either side as there are losers on both ends -- writers lose their incomes and studios and networks lose their revenue.
Unfortunately, no matter what entertainment career you're going after, this may adversely affect your job search. After all, if there are less projects being produced, then there are less jobs in the marketplace. So what can you do?
First, stay on top of what's going on. Check in with the Writers Guild over the next couple of weeks to keep abreast of the situation. The strike is set for midnight on October 31st unless somehow, a deal is made. Read the trades (Variety and The Hollywood Reporter) to see any last minute developments and to find areas of potential opportunity.
Yes, opportunity -- because no matter what happens, studios and networks still need to fill the airways and the theater seats. It's in these times of crisis that they're forced to get creative, even a bit experimental. Which means if you're looking to break in, this just might be the opportunity you've been waiting for. Contact production offices and keep an eye on the trades classifieds sections for job opportunities that may not have been available to you before the work stoppage.