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Category Archives: On the Job
You’ve all heard the phrase, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”
The second part is true; the first part isn’t.
Occasionally, yes, some no-talent, lazy, good-for-nothing jerk gets a job because of who they know. It doesn’t really happen … Continue reading
Dylan writes in with two questions:
I’ve read how you recommend listing out EVERY paying non-student film job you’ve ever worked on to start the ball rolling on the resume. But how many items realistically should make it? I see you … Continue reading
Jo writes in:
I started working as a PA for a TV show about 2 weeks ago. My issue is that one of the Key PAs is getting promoted and the UPM told me that I would be replacing her. I’m … Continue reading
An anonymous reader writes in:
I am a personal assistant to a well known actress, and she’s bringing me onto a big-ish shoot with her for the first time in a few weeks. Before working for this actress, I worked in … Continue reading
An AD by the name of Jason Roberts recently commented on a post from a couple months ago:
I would like to think that you didn’t actually call background artists “untalented actors”.
Maybe I am misreading your sense of humor.
Just in case … Continue reading
First of all, what the hell, Warner Brothers? I feel like I can get onto the Universal lot with a smile and a jaunty doff of my cap.
Anyway, moving on to the actual topic at hand. I received this tweet … Continue reading
Thanks for the resume tips! I sent it out, and the production coordinator for [show] called me the NEXT DAY!!!1 2
She told me they filmed at [studio lot], and then said, “I’ll call you a drive on.” What does … Continue reading
Continuing from the last comic…
Long ago, I wrote the best answer to any failure on your part is, “It won’t happen again.” More recently, I explained why “I didn’t know” is a problematic answer.
But do you know what the worst answer is? “I didn’t … Continue reading