Category Archives: Finding a Job

Be Personable, Not a “Personality”

Genevieve commented on Tuesday’s post about cover letters:
I can’t tell you how many resumes I get that have an overly familiar, joking type of “cover letter” where the writer tries to be witty. Things like “Coming soon to a set … Continue reading

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You Need a Cover Letter

After sharing a job posting on TAPA yesterday yesterday, the HR person at the unnamed firm sent me an email:
If you could please add “and cover letter” in the last line I would really appreciate it
What this says to … Continue reading

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So You Want to Become a Suit

Jessica asks:
First of all, thank you so much for all that you do. I am incredibly grateful for everything your blog and all of the information you provide. You are awesome.
I have lived in LA for 5 years now—began as … Continue reading

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What’s Important in Your Resume

Marcel writes in:
In the area I live a lot of potential film work has recently popped up the local film registry. With that I am reformatting my resume to make it more appealing. I have done a significant amount of … Continue reading

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You Control the Information

Brianna writes in:
I’ve been hesitant to take anything reality-based work that I am offered. An acquaintance (who is now an AD after earning his PA days) told me that no one will hire a PA on a scripted show if … Continue reading

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Does a Theater Degree Count Against Me

Jimmy writes in:
I have a bachelors and a masters in theatre. I never intended to break into the entertainment industry as a Production Assistant, but I now have decided that that is where I want to start. I trained to … Continue reading

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The Match Game

This is another one of those things I keep seeing when I help people with their resume and cover letter: the name on your resume needs to match the name on your email address.
This is especially true of Gmail accounts, … Continue reading

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How to Find the Number to the Production Office

Brooke writes in:
I am looking for a specific internship on a production set and looking for information on whom to ask. I’m trying to find out through Warner Brothers if they know if there are internships on the production set … Continue reading

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Slight Delay

Welp, the Kickstarter campaign for season 2 of Crew Call was supposed to start today, but just like the previous TAPA, I ran into some technical difficulties. Sigh.
Instead, here’s some links!
Road Trip Randy wrote a long, detailed article called How … Continue reading

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I Have Experience… Should I Still Go to PA Bootcamp?

Lonnie writes in:
I have two questions: First, what kind of help are you requesting for your new video? I’d like to be involved.

That’s easy. Since there have already been several TAPAs, I got the idea that we could all be … Continue reading

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