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About The Anonymous Production Assistant

Yeah, right, like I'm going to tell you.

Shit Happens

I just saw this post on Reddit:

Christopher Nolan breaks the 180 degree rule in The Dark Knight

Can anyone explain why he did it, and also why it works?
I’m new to film making, and I’ve been told that this rule is … Continue reading

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Production Designer Vincent Reynaud

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Today’s episode features yet another department about which I know precious little.
Our guest is a production designer, Vincent Reynaud. We talk about color, design, and many things I just plain don’t understand. Plus, Vincent … Continue reading

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Hey, You! With the Face!

I’m not sure about you guys but one of the biggest problems for me on a set is remembering everyone’s name.
Seriously, though. Especially when you are working a short commercial gig for one or two days? UGH.  Every single time … Continue reading

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October Mixer – Film Industry LA & TAPA, Together at Last!

The next meet-up is happening on October 26th. This time, it won’t be just PAs. We’re partnering with Film Industry LA to invite people from all fields of the entertainment industry.
We’ll be gathering at Barney’s Beanery in Burbank (say that … Continue reading

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Costume Designer Eden Miller

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Today’s guest is Eden Miller, a costume designer who’s worked on everything from soap operas to features. She’s even designed her own fashion line, Cabiria!
This is one of those episodes where I went in … Continue reading

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Don’t Call People “Cunt”

You’d think that would go unsaid, but apparently not.
Xaviar wrote me on Facebook:
Enjoying your site I,m a comedy writer, stand up artist, & have a business which I label as a “Comedy Resource Specialist providing all comedy services. I … Continue reading

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Where Should I Spend My Money?

Carlos writes in:
I have been working at an office for a little over a year now. In that time, I have managed to save approximately $5,000. I have since quit my boring office-job and am planning to make the move … Continue reading

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A Jogger’s Query

Joe, who is healthier than either you or me, writes in:
I’ve worked as a PA, as an AD, and Location Assistant, which has all been fantastic and what I’ve read on your site has been very helpful.
I’ve found myself in … Continue reading

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Commercials on Your Resume

Marigrace writes in:
I’ve been working as a post-production assistant at the same post production facility for a little over a year. This house specializes in advertising post-production, so I’ve worked on a ton of commercials this past year.
I’m wondering how … Continue reading

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Taking Advantage

So there you are, working your ass off as a PA, running around and doing ridiculous tasks that you will never be able to properly explain to your parents.
You love what you do as much as you hate it and … Continue reading

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