If there’s one thing you should never ever ever ever ever ever ever do, it’s submit an unsolicited reel, short film, or screenplay when applying for an internship or entry-level job. Seriously. You’re better off running with scissors or getting into an unmarked white van because a nice man offered you candy (we don’t support that either, though).
You might think, “Hey, I want my future employer to know that I have real talent, and that if he hires me as an assistant, I’ll really go places and contribute to the company down the line. Why would they want a talentless hack answering their phones when they could have someone who will really make it?”
But here’s what prospective employers think when they get an unsolicited submission:
--Angela Silak & Cindy Kaplan