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You’ve all heard the phrase, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”
The second part is true; the first part isn’t.
Occasionally, yes, some no-talent, lazy, good-for-nothing jerk gets a job because of who they know. It doesn’t really happen … Continue reading
Dylan writes in with two questions:
I’ve read how you recommend listing out EVERY paying non-student film job you’ve ever worked on to start the ball rolling on the resume. But how many items realistically should make it? I see you … Continue reading
Jo writes in:
I started working as a PA for a TV show about 2 weeks ago. My issue is that one of the Key PAs is getting promoted and the UPM told me that I would be replacing her. I’m … Continue reading
Let me start by saying that I believe there are such things as stupid questions. And this might be one…
As someone totally new to the industry, can you tell me what is meant by “desk experience?” Is it simply … Continue reading
Will writes in:
I’m new to the area, and want to get a local number before I start sending out resumes for set PA positions. I’m wondering what area code is the best for a PA in the LA area to … Continue reading
An anonymous reader writes in:
I am a personal assistant to a well known actress, and she’s bringing me onto a big-ish shoot with her for the first time in a few weeks. Before working for this actress, I worked in … Continue reading
An AD by the name of Jason Roberts recently commented on a post from a couple months ago:
I would like to think that you didn’t actually call background artists “untalented actors”.
Maybe I am misreading your sense of humor.
Just in case … Continue reading
First of all, what the hell, Warner Brothers? I feel like I can get onto the Universal lot with a smile and a jaunty doff of my cap.
Anyway, moving on to the actual topic at hand. I received this tweet … Continue reading
Thanks for the resume tips! I sent it out, and the production coordinator for [show] called me the NEXT DAY!!!1 2
She told me they filmed at [studio lot], and then said, “I’ll call you a drive on.” What does … Continue reading
Continuing from the last comic…