I wrote this Ehow.com a bit ago and all the not-yet-jaded kids seem to like it. I should have put the disclaimer, “But you’re a fucking jackass if you think you REALLY want to be a Hollywood assistant.”
Check out more of my writing at www.hipstercrite.blogspot.com 1.) Interning– Unless your Dad is Harvey Weinstein (God help you) and you’re well-connected, this is one of the only ways you’re going to get your foot in the Hollywood door. It’s simple; go to college, check your school’s database of internships, or cold call companies saying that you’re a student and you’re looking for an internship. People LOVE interns! You’re free labor! Make a good impression during your internship and I’d say 50% of the time their is a job opportunity waiting for you after you’ve completed it (this depends solely on if the company/person you are working for needs hired help, if not, they’ll gladly refer you to others if they liked you). This is how I got my job. It’s probably the simplest way to break into the business. HOWEVER, the important key here is make a good impression and do a good job. If you don’t, it’s back on the train home for you.