I am a new PA with big goals and I was called by a production company to be an Assistant Coordinator for a video game commercial. I am not too sure what the job entails but they know and I know that I can handle the workload. I wanted to know if you had any insight on what you think I would be doing.
I start tomorrow for a week and two days.
I have no idea.
As an aspiring writer, I’ve tried to focus on films and scripted TV shows, whose operating structures are very analogous. The few unscripted and off-network shows I’ve worked on used similar titles to mean very different things.
For instance, I was on an MTV show where the “production manager” was doing things I was used to seeing a production coordinator do. The “production coordinator” was doing an APOC’s job, and on down the line. It was very strange.
From what I hear, commercials and music video are completely different yet again. I wouldn’t want to guess what your responsibilities might entail. The only person I can think of who works on commercials is Script Goddess. Of course, she works on set, so she might not know, either.
Maybe one of my readers can help?