It’s very easy to complain about your boss. Nobody likes to be told what to do, and the very definition of “boss” is someone who tells you what to do. Sometimes they’re crazy or irrational or just plain mean.
But you know what? There are some good ones out there, too. And I’d like to do something positive on this blog for once. I’m going to make a list of the best UPMs, coordinators, and APOCs (for the office) and ADs, 2nd ADs, and 2nd 2nd ADs (for the set). Kind of like the Black List, but with people.1
That way, when you land a new gig with someone you’ve never worked with, you can consult TAPA and find some information from someone who has worked with them.
So, if you’ve had a great experience with any of these higher-ups, whether they’re patient or kind, or someone who who demands a high level of performance and then actually rewards you for doing so, shoot me an email: anonymousproductionassistant at gmail dot com.
Your contribution will be totally anonymous. And we’re only saying nice things; I’m not going to post anything bad about anyone. Don’t want to get sued for slander.