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Category Archives: On the Job
I don’t mean you need to learn how to create believable characters and craft interesting stories.
I mean, you need to learn how to write legibly.
Even this late in the season (three days to go!), we get new crew members almost … Continue reading
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
In case you missed it over the weekend, I wrote a guest post for the Work in Entertainment blog. If you’ve never worked on set, you should give it a read. It covers everything: where to go, who to talk … Continue reading
Different types of shows have their own rhythms.
Multi-camera shows build slowly, from a simple table read and maybe a rehearsal on day one, all the way up to the full-0n craziness of a 16 hour shoot night. Single-camera comedies can … Continue reading
If you don’t know what wrap binders are, take a moment to bask in the beautiful bliss that is your ignorance. Your world is a magical one, but it is one I can be a part of no longer.
Wrap binders … Continue reading
As we approach the end of the televsion season, Jason writes in about moving onward and upward to other shows:
I work on a tv show right now as a PA, but really I do more personal assistant type work for … Continue reading
Christoph writes in:
Since last fall, my gigs have been getting more and more frequent, and I have even been lucky enough to land some longer jobs. However, I have been noticing that as a job gets longer, there seems to … Continue reading
It’s been a while since I complained about ADs, so how’s about I do that right now?
We had a on yesterday. When the party bus1 returned, the 1st AD called the office and asked for a PA to come … Continue reading
After Sunday’s get-together, I received a few emails like the following1–
I met a lot of people on Sunday but I don’t know a polite way to continue the connection. Do I just call them out of the blue? Email? … Continue reading