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About The Anonymous Production Assistant

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Animator Jason Bierut

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It’s the final episode of Crew Call for the year!
Today’s guest is an experienced animator, and now technical director. Jason Bierut has worked on The Powerpuff Girls, Mucha Lucha, and most recently, Jake and … Continue reading

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Motherhood

Meg writes in:
I’m about to finish the first year of an engineering degree (if nothing else, it taught me I will never be an engineer) and my neighbor has offered me a job as a runner on a show in … Continue reading

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“I’m Not Negative, I’m Just Honest”

You’ve probably heard this, or something like it, from jaded old crew members. (Or young ones who like to think they’re jaded.) And whatever it is they’re being negative about, odds are they’re right. But in the words of The … Continue reading

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Resume Paper

Eric writes in:
When I go to an interview, should I print out my resume on nice resume paper or is regular copy paper okay? In the past, I used nice resume paper because I had a lot, but now I … Continue reading

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How to Book a Food Truck

A coffee truck (or food truck or ice cream truck) is a great treat for the crew. It’s a nice excuse to get away from the stage and mill about with your co-workers, without actually having to do anything.
But finding … Continue reading

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Final Meet Up of the Year

It’s almost time for winter hiatus! Which means I’ll get to go back home and remember what real cold is like.
Before I go, let’s have one more PA get together. This time, we’ll meet at Q’s Billiard Club in West … Continue reading

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Mail Boxes

Here’s a weird conversation I had recently.
A teamster came in and asked to check his . He wanted to make sure his paycheck was going to his P.O. box, rather than his home.
Curious, I asked, “Why don’t you want it … Continue reading

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Aiming for a Specific Company

Krithika writes in:
I am based in India. At this point, I do not have a US work permit. But I really want to work with a few specific companies in the US, Shondaland being the top of the wishlist.
How should … Continue reading

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The Importance of Variety

No, not the magazine. I mean variety in food.
As a PA, food will unfortunately take up quite a bit of your brainspace. It can be frustrating, because you didn’t go to film school to become a caterer, right?
Often times, this … Continue reading

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Music Video Shoot

No post today, because I’m PAing on a music video for the first time today. I’m actually kind of excited.
Anybody have any advice for me for once?

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