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Category Archives: On the Job
This is the first in a three-part series, written by a guest TAPA who has some actual life experience that I don’t.
I am a twenty-something married woman who is a new mom with a three-month-old. I live in SoCal and … Continue reading
Ashley writes in:
I’ll be moving to LA in the next few months to chase my dream of becoming a screenwriter. I’m also interested in production, though, and have thought about working on set starting as a PA. I’ve read that … Continue reading
A soldier who wishes to remain anonymous writes in:
I am a soldier of the US Army Reserve. I am obligated to give one weekend per month and two weeks a year to the Army. I am also an experienced set … Continue reading
I had a coordinator once who was Vietnamese. She’s been in America for a couple of decades, so she didn’t have much of an accent, but she still occasionally got colloquialisms wrong. For instance, she would say, “Do you grab … Continue reading
A reader who would like to remain anonymous writes in–
Actually, you know what? To preserve this reader’s anonymity, I’m not going to copy-and-paste the email, like I normally would. There’s too great a chance of somebody figuring it out.
Everyone with … Continue reading
Brianna writes in:
My life goal is AD.
I was just told by a PA as green as I am that I should take a job as an office PA because I didn’t go to film school and the office is a … Continue reading
Reader Andrew writes in:
There’s a small independent film company looking to break into TV. I know the producer, and she’s offered me a writer’s assistant position while they develop a pilot. So it’s really more of a development assistant position, … Continue reading
First impressions are important; they go a long way towards determining whether you land the job. But last impressions are almost as important; they determine whether you get the next job.
People are busy. They’re not going to remember every little … Continue reading
Meg writes in:
I’m about to finish the first year of an engineering degree (if nothing else, it taught me I will never be an engineer) and my neighbor has offered me a job as a runner on a show in … Continue reading