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#1 Pratheek Nv

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 05:11 AM

I have to work in hollywood is there oppurtunity to work reply me m from india
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 05:13 PM

If you can get a work visa; sure, if not, then the chances are pretty slim. Of course, even with a work visa it takes a lot more than just showing up in LA to generate income in any real way. Also be prepared for the financial shock and pangs of apartment hunting.

Though in honest truth your biggest hurdle will be a Visa. Without one you can't work.


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#3 JD Hartman

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 06:27 PM

You have to be sponsored by a company for a work visa and they usually are granted  because it's a field with opening that need to be filled and can't be filled by US citizens.  Examples would be educator, genetic engineer, physicist, but not filmmaker.


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#4 Kelvin Xu

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 08:25 PM

What kind of job or tasks in cinematography can one outsource to a low cost country, assuming good credibility of facilitators and no language barriers in the low cost country, via the internet? 

 

I think the role of such facilitator is interesting. 


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#5 Kenny N Suleimanagich

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 11:14 PM

JD - while you are right about those terms for the H1-B visa (common for full-time employees of companies), film industry folks usually are under the O1 visa, which is also known as the “artist” visa. It’s extremely difficult to get one - almost impossible without an immigration attorney - and you have to prove that you have already been doing work that’s relevant to your working in the US and have several people in your field vouch for you. 


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#6 Pratheek Nv

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 01:08 AM

M intrsting in cinematography i hve to work fa that
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#7 JD Hartman

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 05:47 AM

Aren't you working in film in your country?  India does have a film industry.


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#8 Pratheek Nv

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 08:03 AM

Ya working bt hve to work in hollywood films to learn much more
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Posted 07 September 2015 - 12:14 PM

Even with a visa you will need to get in touch with your local Union in the USA which might take some doing.


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#10 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 05:02 PM

You don't have to get in touch with any union-- it'll be helpful but you can certainly work the myriad non-union jobs in LA if you have a work visa / artists visa-- the problem is-- it's very unlikely to get either.


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#11 EddieWelch

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 07:02 PM

Well , true but he said Hollywood which I took meaning Hollywood studio work. If you just mean you want to work on productions of any kind in LA you don't even need a visa.


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#12 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 11:03 PM

He'll still need a visa to come to the US, and if he wants to work on anything but zero budget Craigslist projects, he'll need an O-1 and a Social Security no.


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#13 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 11:09 PM

Exactly-- and even if he has a Visa, it's very unlikely he'd immediately be union eligible, or even offered union work. Most work in film is well outside the studios.


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#14 JD Hartman

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 06:03 AM

I seriously hope no one is this thread is suggesting that the OP does anything that even remotely resembles breaking any of the laws in the US, labor or otherwise. 


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