I won’t waste time rehashing my feelings on PA Bootcamp [sic]. That’s what the search bar is for. Here’s the short version: What’s the point?
Yesterday, though, Robert called my attention to Streetlights, “a nonprofit job training, job placement and mentoring program which provides opportunities for employment in the entertainment industry for economically or socially disadvantaged young minority men and women.”
A quick scan of their website shows that the PA training they offer is free. Now, some might say, “You get you pay for.” However, it’s a fundamental axiom of this blog that a monkey can do my job; I don’t see how someone could teach you to do it incorrectly.
Furthermore, Michael says:
Streetlights has been around for nearly twenty years — I remember working with some of their PA trainees on commercials back in the early to mid 90′s. They were good kids, too — I hope they made it further up the Hollywood food chain.
Thus, I’m gonna go ahead and recommend Streetlights, assuming you’re an economically or socially disadvantaged young minority man or woman.