Category Archives: The Industry

What So Good About Friday? Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love Union Holidays

Today is Good Friday, the day Catholics and Mainline Protestants commemorate the death of Jesus.
Good Friday is always the Friday before Easter, which is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox.
Why does this matter to … Continue reading

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The Next TAPA Meetup Is Happening!

So this is going to be a monthly thing, now. We’ll all get together, get drunk, and complain about how little PAs get paid.
Because I really hate it when groups meet up at the same time at the same place … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions

Last week’s PA support group was so successful, I’d like to make it a regular thing. I’m inclined to hold it at a different location every month, so if it’s not close to you this time, it might be next … Continue reading

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The Day After

“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

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Meet Other TAPA Readers in Los Angeles

This blog has been around for a while, now. We’re proud to have so many friends,¬†followers, and readers from all over the world. But today’s post is primarily for those of you who live in Los Angeles.
As much fun as … Continue reading

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“Balance”

Dave asks:
I’m about to graduate from college, move back to my home town, then get married all in the next year. Compounded with needing a real (read: paying) job, I’m finding my self worried about making ends meet and still … Continue reading

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Funny Videos

Ashley sent me this video on my Facebook page:

This commercial raises so many questions. Why is she finding props and wardrobe? Those are decisions for two different department. And where are teamsters to pick up all this stuff? It’s like … Continue reading

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How Much is Too Much on a Resume?

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

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What Is “Desk Experience”? And What Is “The Industry”?

Jeffrey asks:
Let me start by saying that I believe there are such things as stupid questions. And this might be one…
As someone totally new to the industry, can you tell me what is meant by “desk experience?” Is it simply … Continue reading

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What’s the Right Area Code for You?

Will writes in:
I’m new to the area, and want to get a local number before I start sending out resumes for set PA positions. I’m wondering what area code is the best for a PA in the LA area to … Continue reading

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