Category Archives: Finding a Job

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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What Kind of PA Was I?

Jo asks:
Does one usually specify the department they PA’ed in? For example, I just PA’ed on a TV show pilot, but it was in the costume department. Do I need to specify that in my resume? Or just list it … Continue reading

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Don’t Use an Email That Ends in .edu

The headline says it all.
I’m a little surprised it has to be said, but it’s come up a lot recently while fixing up readers’ resumes. Several people have left their .edu address on their resume.
In a way, I sort of … Continue reading

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Fake Address

Erica writes in:
First, I want to thank you for all of your awesome advice– I know it’s greatly appreciated by your readers and once-blind-wanderers like myself.
Secondly, I want to ask about getting work before moving down to LA. I know … Continue reading

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