A Sketch Comedy Series Needs a Director + More Film Jobs in New York City

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Ready for your next film job in New York City? Stay up to date on the latest industry and crew news by bookmarking this roundup. Every week, we refresh this list to include job listings actively searching for creative talent. From camera operators to production designers, apply today to one of these great gigs.

Please note that shoot dates are subject to state and county restrictions and may change. Refer to Call Sheet for the latest updates, and keep checking Backstage for the latest news on project development during this time. 

Camera Operator: Theater

A camera operator is needed to film an anthology of short plays to be streamed at the Rogue Theater Festival. There will be two film tests to be done during one of the rehearsals at the end of May. The shoot for streaming will be done on June 7. Pay is $25. 

Want this gig? Apply here by June 5.

Director: Sketch Comedy Series

A sketch comedy series is seeking a director to work on set from June 8–10. Pay is $50 per day with travel included. 

Want this gig? Apply here.

Second Assistant Director: Sci-Fi Musical Film

A sci-fi musical film is searching for a second AD to organize schedules, help keep an inventory of props and sets, assist with in-person fundraising, and more. Pay is $1000. Recording is currently in a studio from April until July, but the shoot will occur between July and October. 

Want this gig? Apply here by June 1.

Hair Stylist: Student Film

A student film is looking for a hairstylist with knowledge of hair coloring, applying wigs, and shampooing. The shoot occurs from May 28-29. Pay is offered at $15–$100. 

Want this gig? Apply here.

Production Designer: Absurdist One-Act Play

An absurdist one-act play is seeking a production designer with expertise in applying visual aesthetics and stylizing a space. The PD will be provided with carpenters to design the set in a Brooklyn apartment. The show runs from June 9–12 and June 16–19. Pay is $400. 

Want this gig? Apply here by June 1.

Sound Recordist: Episodic Series

An episodic series is looking for a sound recordist with equipment. Pay is $100 per day. The project shoots in early June. 

Want this gig? Apply here by June 8.

Sound Recordist: Feature Film

A feature film is seeking a sound recordist with sound equipment, a boom and recorder, radio microphones, and more that are needed. Pay is $150–$250 per day from June 11–29. 

Want this gig? Apply here.

Script Supervisor: Feature Film

A feature film is looking for a script supervisor to work on set from Aug. 6–20. Pay is $200 per day. 

Want this gig? Apply here by June 26.

Second Assistant Director: Sci-Fi Musical

A sci-fi musical is searching for a second AD who can organize schedules, help with an inventory of props and sets, assist with social media, and more. Pay is $1,000. The musical runs from July to October. 

Want this gig? Apply here by June 1.

Grip + Electric: Short Film

A short film is seeking a grip and electric to lead and execute the lighting on set from May 26–29. Pay is based on experience but starts at $400. 

Want this gig? Apply here.

Camera Operator: Music Video

A music video is looking for a camera operator to assist with using a Blackmagic 4K camera and collaborate with a team of directors of photography. Shoot dates are TBD. Pay is $100–$400. 

Want this gig? Apply here by July 23.

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