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Category Archives: On the Job
wonderingeyeoftheeverydaytraveler commented on Friday’s post:
Unless you’ve all found weekend hours ( do you even get weekends in the biz?) for this kind of thing, what about sick time for important stuff like doctor/dentist appointments?
On most shows, you won’t know what … Continue reading
Joey writes in:
A few days ago, I was referred to day play on a TV series by someone I had PA’d for once before, which I was really excited about. That morning, I woke up with the worse flu I’ve … Continue reading
The good people at Bebee lights have decided to sponsor Crew Call at the studio level. That puts us at slightly over halfway to our goal!
If you live in Los Angeles, you’ve seen Night Lights by Bebee, even if you … Continue reading
About a month ago, I received an email with the subject line, “Working on a low-budget feature…” I immediately thought, Uh-oh, because nobody ever writes me to say, “I’m working on this indie film, but despite its low budget, everyone … Continue reading
Last week to support Crew Call! Contribute today.
A reader, who I’ll call Ivan, wrote in about a tricky situation. I’m going to modify some of the details, to keep Ivan’s identity a secret, but the gist is the same–
I’ve been … Continue reading
One of the most important qualities in a PA is reliability. Your boss, whether an AD or production coordinator or whatever, wants to know that when she gives you a task, you will get it done.
Your job is, naturally, to … Continue reading
Peter writes in:
After three years in law enforcement, I’ve decided on a career change. With the long-term goal of going into talent representation, what type of positions should I be applying for? The standard assistant/receptionist positions? Or, should I be … Continue reading
Will writes in:
I’ve had a decent PA career in Atlanta, working on several movies and TV series. But I’m moving to Los Angeles soon, because I really want to write.
One of the movies I worked on was an explicitly Christian … Continue reading
I was in film school and started this internship at a film production company here in Hollywood. I learned a lot, but just as I was ready to leave they hired me for 6 months to run their office … Continue reading