One of the first things an SCA student hears is the importance of networking. Success in any profession is a balance of what you know and whom you know. The SCA Office of Industry Relations (IR) is one of the primary resources we offer students and alumni to help facilitate this process.
Staffed by long-time industry professionals, IR will provide you with a broad range of services including resume review, career planning, networking tips, career seminars, and the SCA Job Board, which is constantly updated with leads to employment and internship opportunities in film, television, games, and interactive media. IR organizes Q&As with high-profile leaders in entertainment who are at the forefront of the industry, and also organizes networking events for students, alumni, and other industry professionals.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts Job Board
This free internet based site is for our USC SCA community and allows alumni and students to search for jobs, internships and resources in the entertainment industry. The Job Board gives employers the ability to search bio's on file and post positions from entry-level jobs through the executive level. USC School of Cinematic Arts graduates work in every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature films, television, animation, new media, interactive entertainment, gaming, international cinema, distribution and broadcasting. To post and search for jobs, please visit:
Festivals and Distribution
Also within the Industry Relations office, our staff assists SCA students and alumni with targeted strategies on festivals and distribution for their projects. We also negotiate distribution deals for USC-produced projects, from broadcasts on HBO to streaming on iTunes or Amazon. Last year, approximately 150 festivals around the world screened SCA student shorts.
As an SCA student you can also take advantage of many other networking opportunities, including the annual First Film Festival, which is overseen by IR. The festival, a unified, School-wide exhibition of student work and projects, is comprised of First Film, a collection of short films from the Film & Television Production Division and the Peter Stark Producing Program; First Frame, the showcase of projects from the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts students; and First Pitch, the annual event in which SCA writers from the Division of Writing for Screen & Television meet face-to-face with industry representatives to present their scripts.