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I was exchanging emails with a reader about my resume service, and at one point, he wrote this:
I just got hired for my first assistant position (for a writer/director) out in the valley. I hope it’s not porn.
People make fun … Continue reading
Racquel writes in:
I’m an aspiring scripted TV writer who’s been living in LA for almost 4 months now and am scrambling to survive financially. I’ve been utilizing TAPA, the UTA joblist, EntertainmentCareers, LinkedIn, Mandy, the Friedman Agency, and any person … Continue reading
I’m a big fan of On The Media, especially their off-air podcast interviews. Last week, they had a fascinating conversation with Alec Baldwin:
I recommend listening to the whole thing, but the salient point for my readers is about nine and … Continue reading
I had planned to write an entirely different post today, until I saw this comment from Pete on an old post:
I was just fired from a shoot after the AD’s placed me in back-to-back dangerous situations. The UPM declared that … Continue reading
Felix writes in:
I had a question about calling POs after emailing them my resume. Is it necessary? Does it make a big difference?
I was talking to a friend of mine who works at a production company and she says she … Continue reading
I’m not talking about your romantic life. Although, that could be a mess, too. It’s hard to date when you’re on a show. But that’s neither here nor there.
No, I’m writing about how you write dates on documents. Most Americans … Continue reading
A producer came into the office today, and asked that someone remove the arms from the chair in his office.1 The other PA’s immediate response was, “How are we supposed to do that?”
Now, can anyone in the class tell me … Continue reading
David writes in:
I am interested in post-productions more specifically a video editor. I thought about starting out as an assistant editor, but almost all these job advertisements require 2 years of experience. Would you have any recommendations on where to … Continue reading
Jane writes in:
I sent in a resume to a job posting and was emailed by a First AD thanking me for my interest in the shoot and told me “to expect an email in 3 weeks.”
Should I send a follow-up … Continue reading