getting Started

There’s a lot of things they don’t teach you in film school. (And which they definitely don’t teach in YouTube editing tutorials). When you arrive in Los Angeles (or New York, or Atlanta, or…), the question quickly becomes, where do you begin?

Let’s start withe defining terms. The basic, entry-level positions are PA (AKA production assistant), executive assistant (or just “assistant”), or personal assistant (which is not a PA). Plus, there’s internships. What are all these jobs? Check out the articles below.

PA vs. PA

This happens all the time with people new and/or unfamiliar with the industry: they get Production Assistant and

PA vs. Intern

Haley commented recently: Thanks for your Blog of awesomeness! So, I just got an interview to be an

Breaking in as an Assistant

Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash

Your First Day on Set

Below is a reprint of a guest post I wrote for the Work in Entertainment blog. If you’ve

Many Kinds of PAs

First of all, what the hell, Warner Brothers? I feel like I can get onto the Universal lot

Office PA Vs. Set PA

Thomas writes: I was reading your blog tonight and you have some really interesting stories and anecdotes.  None

Two Resumes

Scott writes in: The NBC Universal Careers twitter tweeted this link about the automated systems that scan resumes

Resume Consultation

Still need help updating your resume? Not even sure what it should look like? From PA to producer, intern to executive, we can help.

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