Category Archives: Finding a Job

A High Class Problem: How to Choose Between Two Offers

Nick writes in:
I recently was called by a Production Coordinator I’ve worked with previously for an Office PA position on a TV show.  He mentioned the show’s producer/writer was also in need of an assistant, and if I preferred I … Continue reading

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Looking for the Next Gig

First up: a reminder to check out the Kickstarter campaign for Crew Call.
On to the real topic of the day! Holly writes in with a question that a lot of people can probably relate to right about now:
With a little … Continue reading

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Coming to America

Jess writes in:
I’m an experienced production set, location and office runner in Britain (basically our equivalent of a PA, sure you know that…) with loads of credits in prime-time UK TV programmes.
I’ve wanted to work in the US since ‘always’ … Continue reading

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Your Driving Record

Andrew writes in:
I just got offered a potential PA job pending a drivers license check, and I was wondering what the requirements are that production companies look for regarding license checks.
Most of the time, they just want to make sure … Continue reading

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Time Change for the TAPA Meeting

Quick note: The time for the TAPA get-together this Sunday is now 4:00pm, rather than 2:00pm.

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Can I Be an Office And a Set PA?

Janice writes in:
I just landed an office PA job for a pilot that has a good chance of going to series. But all of the jobs I’ve had so far have been on set.
I’m nervous; I don’t want to be … Continue reading

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On the Injured Reserve List

Suri writes in:
I’ve been off sick from my job with two separate knee injuries for the past 18 months. (These were work-related injuries, covered by workman’s comp.)
My question is: how open should I be about everything to potential employers? While … Continue reading

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What Can a Teenager Do?

Alexandria writes in:
I’m a 17 year old aspiring filmmaker/screenwriter. I’m consistently making my own shorts, writing scripts, entering into festivals, etc. However, I really need to learn a little more about the business side of film, and working on shoots … Continue reading

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Advice from Other People

Giovanni writes in:
I’m eyeing a few productions that will shoot in Louisiana this summer. For an on location shoot, when does the hiring process usually start? Is it constantly ongoing? I assume it happens during pre-production but how far in … Continue reading

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How Much Can I Bullshit?

Leo asks:
I wanted to ask you about applying for jobs that I’m on the borderline of being qualified for, but not really. Positions asking for a year of experience, familiarity with X Studio Pro or Other Program 2000. I have … Continue reading

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