Analis asked recently:
Once you get the low/no-budget film job and it ends, what do you do next?
Should I assume that I made great connections and the next production I apply for will swoon upon my arrival?
It’s true, after that first credit, landing that next job will be easier. But remember, the job hunting process is an endless one. No one ever looks for you. You have to find them.
Why? Because there are hundreds of other PAs just like you, and they are looking for jobs. Actively looking.
Unless you’re the daughter of a world-renowned (and highly overrated) filmmaker, you will be job hunting every six months or so for the next… Well, I can’t say how long, since I still haven’t reached the point where I don’t have to look.
And you’re not gonna go straight from Death Bed: The Bed that Eats People to Burn Notice (the awesomest show currently on TV).
You’ll probably be hired on Death Bed 2: Bed Harder, followed by a shitty reality show on channel 397, then maybe a network reality show, then a network show that gets canceled in seven episodes, until finally winding up on a show you actually watch.
And that day, my friend, will be a glorious day.