Author Archives: The Anonymous Production Assistant

About The Anonymous Production Assistant

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

Consistent Work

Pat writes in:
I really enjoy your site and it has given me many tips that really have been helping over the past few months. I am a PA working in New York. I have gotten a decent amount of jobs, … Continue reading

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That Special Connection

Aaron writes in:
 I work for a writer (I walk her dogs), and she knows that I want to be a writer, as well. She used to work at one of the major networks, and has sold several scripts.
She has told … Continue reading

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Using Your Car for Production

Jenny writes in:
I just wrapped a production where I had to drive 60 miles to location each day in order to set up breakfast before the crew van arrived, and now it’s time to invoice for all that hard PA … Continue reading

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The Best Book on Directing I’ve Ever Read

First of all, if you haven’t been to the library since you graduated, you’re missing out. They’ve got millions of book, and they just give them away. For free!
And if you’re having flashbacks of the card catalogue and Dewey decimal … Continue reading

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Nothing to Do

Hillary writes in:
On the last shoot I was on, after helping unload I was told to go and ask around to see which departments needed my help.
Nobody needed anything done and for the rest of the one day shoot I … Continue reading

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Rel/Event Networking Event

Register now to The Rel/event Hollywood conference on Friday, April 8th at Globe Theater in Downtown LA!
The Rel/event is the fastest growing entertainment event series in Los Angeles. Designed for aspiring filmmakers, actors, and film/television fans in general, The Rel/event … Continue reading

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You Don’t Know What Happened in Post

I love Movie Set Memes; it’s always good for a laugh. But sometimes the conversations there are toxic. It very often sounds like people who don’t know how movies are made yelling at other people who don’t know how movies … Continue reading

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Toilet Wars

My production office is small. It’s really just big enough for the office staff itself; the writers, accountants, and everybody else are in other bungalows elsewhere on the lot. We don’t even have space for separate women’s and men’s bathrooms, … Continue reading

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Contacts & Lists

There’s around 150 to 200 people on any given film or television production. It’s a safe bet they’re not all Facebook friends. So, it’s up to the production office to create various lists with names and contact info.
This begins, as … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Vote for Donald Trump

This isn’t a political blog, so I usually eschew politics. But, the Oscars1 are over and today is Super Tuesday, so that’s all anyone is talking about in the office.
I’m not going to write about policies or issues, since I … Continue reading

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