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Category Archives: On the Job
One of the most important factors in your day is the .
No, not that turn around.1 Jeez.
“Turn around” is the time you have between wrap one day and call time the next. The minimum required turn around varies from 12 … Continue reading
At the beginning of every show, everyone must fill out start work,1 yet a distressing number of people don’t know how to do it. I once had this conversation with a makeup artist who had more years in this industry … Continue reading
Things get lost. Like, all the time. Especially when you’re on the move.
Often times, we office PAs are sent to a previous location (or stage, if the crew is on location) to find lost items– a portable hard drive full … Continue reading
I really didn’t know how to write this post. I still don’t.
I don’t know if there’s anything I can contribute to the memorials and reflections that have already been written. I don’t know what I can say that can help. … Continue reading
Reader Andrew writes in:
There’s a line on the latest that says “company move.” Why would this be in the schedule? Wouldn’t moving the production offices take all day? Why is it happening in the middle of a shoot day?
Ah, … Continue reading
An anonymous reader writes in:
I’ve just been told my show doesn’t have the budget to pay for OT, even though I’ve already had an hour and a half of it. The producer claims that no one gets OT.
Even worse, my … Continue reading
If you missed TAPAholics Anonymous meeting, you don’t know what was in the envelope I left. First, there was a bunch of name tags that read, “Hello, my name is T.A.P.A.”
Along with the names tags was a stack of business … Continue reading
“So, I have a bunch of business cards. Now what?”
-Fictional Reader I Just Made Up
The TAPAlooza1 Festival went swimmingly. The place was packed when I arrived, and there were still a few small groups of people when I left a … Continue reading
Driving around the studio in a golf cart is way more fun than it has any right to be.
I drive to work at 70 miles per hour. Or possibly 5mph, depending on traffic. In any case, I have air conditioning, a … Continue reading