About us

What the heck is this site all about?

The TAPA blog was created for two reasons– first, as a place to freely discuss the life of a production assistant without fear of repercussion or reprisal.

Second, as a repository for the accumulated knowledge accumulated of many PA’s and assistants, with combined decades of experience, in the hopes of instructing future generations of PAs.

Who the hell are you?

I’m anonymous. It says so right there in the title.

No, really, who are you?

The truth is, there is no one, singular TAPA. The website has actually been passed down from PA to PA, assistant to assistant. Currently, there are three regular contributors, as well as an editor who’s moved past the PA stage of her career.

We are, of course, open to more contributors.

If you’re so smart, why are you still a PA?

That depends on your definition of “still.” Several of our contributors have moved on to become department heads, executives, and above-the-line creatives.

No one is a PA forever, but this site will remain focused on people entering the business.

 Does anyone else think you’re worth reading?

Well, The New York Times recommended my blog. As did The Los Angeles Times. Also, LA Magazine. KCRW’s The Business interviewed me, as did as LA Women. That’s something, I guess.