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Building a Below-the-Line Career in Film & Television Production

  • 60 mins

Universal’s GTDI and NBCU LAUNCH Present: Building a Below-the-Line Career in Film & Television Production

The production industry is a fast-paced, demanding environment that requires a range of skills and expertise. Join us for a thought provoking discussion with leaders in the production industry as they share their experiences, insights, and strategies for overcoming barriers as they build successful careers in the entertainment industry. This panel will also
highlight our Below-the-Line Trainee alum as they shed light on how they gained entry into the entertainment industry through the film and TV Below the Line Traineeships at NBCUniversal. The panelists will generously share their invaluable insights, personal stories, and industry knowledge to empower and guide the next generation of aspiring below the line
professionals in the industry. The primary goal of this panel is to gain firsthand knowledge from accomplished individuals who have found great success in the film and television industry. This panel aims to inspire, motivate, and educate the participants, enabling them to navigate the early stages of their careers with confidence and purpose. By sharing their experiences, challenges, and triumphs, the panelists will equip the attendees with practical advice, industry tips, a growing network, and a realistic understanding of the industry’s dynamics, fostering their professional growth and development.


  • James Lin (SVP Production)
  • Josh Laolagi (Director, Production, UCP)
  • Glen Montecastro (“Based on a True Story” – Grip BTL Trainee)
  • Kevin Ochoa, (“Nope” – Costume BTL Trainee)
  • Moderator: Jazz Tangcay (Senior Artisans Editor, Variety)

Dates & Times


Regal Union Square

Wed, Sep 20
2:30 pm