Category Archives: The Industry

Changing Careers

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

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Where Should the Next TAPArty Be?

So far, every TAPA networking event has been at places I like to hang out.1 But I don’t want to repeat myself, so now I’m reaching out to you, dear reader, for advice.
Where should the next TAPArty be? Is … Continue reading

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I Have Experience… Should I Still Go to PA Bootcamp?

Lonnie writes in:
I have two questions: First, what kind of help are you requesting for your new video? I’d like to be involved.

That’s easy. Since there have already been several TAPAs, I got the idea that we could all be … Continue reading

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Living at Home

Alexandra writes:
I am a graduating senior in college, and I have plans to move with another student to LA after graduation. I wouldn’t be relocating far (my family is in north Orange County). My mom has been very supportive, but … Continue reading

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Outliers

Pam commented on yesterday’s post:
Eli Roth was a production assistant who made connections and found success as a writer/director/producer. Bill Hader was a production assistant who went on to be a regular on SNL. The list goes on… it all … Continue reading

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November Networking at the One Up

Once again, TAPA is teaming up with Film Industry LA (and their organizer David Mendez) to co-host another Industry-wide mixer.
Sunday, November 23rd, we’ll be gathering at The One Up, which describes itself as “a bizarre Love Triangle between a cool … Continue reading

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Don’t Call People “Cunt”

You’d think that would go unsaid, but apparently not.
Xaviar wrote me on Facebook:
Enjoying your site I,m a comedy writer, stand up artist, & have a business which I label as a “Comedy Resource Specialist providing all comedy services. I … Continue reading

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Where Should I Spend My Money?

Carlos writes in:
I have been working at an office for a little over a year now. In that time, I have managed to save approximately $5,000. I have since quit my boring office-job and am planning to make the move … Continue reading

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Next TAPA Networking Event – Free Drinks With TAPA!

You read that right, free drinks!
Gratafy is the app that lets you send drinks, dinner and more as gifts to your friends, from local bars and restaurants. Download it for free in the app store before or at the TAPA networking … Continue reading

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Don’t Move!

I have a hard time getting into the Emmys. Unlike, say, the Oscars, there are way too many nominees for me to have seen everything worth seeing, and to therefore have an informed opinion on who should or shouldn’t win.
I … Continue reading

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