• Janett Salas

How I Got My First Job in TV


When I started this blog, the main reason was to show other aspiring filmmakers what the journey would look like. It’s been about a month since I moved to LA, and I thought I’d give ya'll an update on how I got my first job in TV.


Back when I was in Arizona, I was hired on to work with the casting team of Family Feud for a weekend for auditions. I found that job on StaffMeUp and It was a really fun and by the end of the weekend the casting producer mentioned to me that when I move out to LA, that I should reach out to him and see if he had anything available for me.

So fast forward to a few weeks before I move, I reach back out to the casting producer and he had an opening for me for about 2 and a half months. The new season of Family Feud was about to start and I was able to jump in right on time.

I’ve been working with Family Feud since then and it’s been an incredible experience. The show films on Universal Studios and the entire crew is really nice and loves what they do. The families are excited to be there, so it always makes for an energetic and fun day.

One of the biggest things everyone always tells you is that it’s who you know and that networking is a huge part of the entertainment business, and they’re not wrong. Similar to this job, you usually find yourself there because of a different opportunity or a referral from someone you worked with before. So always keep that in mind when you’re working on a new set.

Any set that you find yourself on, you always want to try your best and make a good impression, especially because it may lead to something else, even if you don’t know it at the time.

I'll be posting more updates on my job journey, so subscribe if you want to follow along! Thanks.

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