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Jaelin writes in:
What is your opinion of the PhD in regards to Film, Cinema, Production, and the like? I know I do not need one for my personal career aspirations but I have always wanted one because one of my … Continue reading
No advice, today. Just a feel-good story about some folks who are just like you, trying to make it in the Industry. Here’s the trailer for Breaking and Entering, a web series about Hollywood assistants–
For those of you not in … Continue reading
I was thinking it might be fun to create a TAPA webcomic. Sometimes, words just aren’t enough to convey the craziness and stupidity on set. A weekly or bi-weekly comic would be another way to show future PAs what they’re … Continue reading
I know what you guys are thinking. You read the story on Deadline about CBS buying the rights to a blog about life as a Hollywood assistant, with plans to turn it into a pilot. By now, you know that … Continue reading
This is how I feel about the haters in the comment threads:
While I appreciate the feedback, it’s tough to take you seriously when your email address is “MovieMan94@hotmail.com”.
The new UTA list is up on the site.
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One of the hosts of Too Much Film School replied to yesterday’s post:
Thanks for the shout out! I didn’t know we had any celwebrities listening.
If you do like the podcast, … Continue reading
Since I’m looking for a new job right now, a former boss gave me some advice about interviewing: “Don’t want the job too badly.”
People don’t like to see desperation. They want to see calm and confident. Someone who’s desperate for … Continue reading
I’m preparing my taxes right now. (Side note: I hate math.) I don’t actually “prepare” my taxes. An accountant does that. I simply go through a year’s worth of Starbucks and Jack in the Box receipts and try to figure … Continue reading
I’ve been on and off of unemployment (insurance) for the last four years, but last week, I was surprised to find a new debit card in my mailbox instead of the usual biweekly check. California, along with thirty-nine other states, … Continue reading