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October Mixer – Film Industry LA & TAPA, Together at Last!

The next meet-up is happening on October 26th. This time, it won’t be just PAs. We’re partnering with Film Industry LA to invite people from all fields of the entertainment industry.
We’ll be gathering at Barney’s Beanery in Burbank (say that … Continue reading

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Will I Be a PA Forever?

This week, I begin my third season as a production assistant for a TV show that’s not-quite a hit. Which is why the show is going to end and I’ll be right back where I was three years ago.
And it’s … Continue reading

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The Future of Networking Is Here

People often write in that they’ve just moved to Los Angeles, and they don’t know how to meet people.
Well, first of all, you should come to the TAPA Networking Event this weekend!
But there’s not a TAPArty every weekend, you say? … Continue reading

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The 6th TAPA Meetup – Coming August 24

EPISODE VI:
RETURN TO THE VALLEY

TAPA has returned to her home planet of the San Fernando Valley in an attempt to rescue her friends from the clutches of the vile 405.
Little does TAPA know that the STUDIO SYSTEM has secretly begun … Continue reading

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TAPA Meetup in July

It’s July. It’s hot. You need a drink.
So why not come on down to Joxer Daly’s on Sunday, July 20? We can all cool off, relax, and make new friends in the summer heat.
The address is 11168 Washington Blvd Culver … Continue reading

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So You Work at a Studio, But You Want to Work on a Show

Ira1 writes in:
I am currently interning at one of the bigger studios in the industry right now. I was curious, is there anyone who works here (in the offices) that I would be able to network with in hopes of getting … Continue reading

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Where to Network

Last Friday’s post garnered this response:
Truth in @TheAnonymousPA‘s How to Write http://t.co/f4MxgX4i5u – but ends on some truly bad advice.
— Michael Sullivan (@redrighthand) June 20, 2014
@redrighthand curious what the bad advice is. — TAPA (@TheAnonymousPA) June 20, 2014
@TheAnonymousPA To not … Continue reading

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Should You Use LinkedIn?

Kaitlin writes in:
What is your opinion about reaching out to recruiters or HR personnel on LinkedIn?
I have been trying to land a job at a studio or network. I want to work in TV development yet I can never seem … Continue reading

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A Gathering of Production Assistants – June 8

You asked for it, you got it: another TAPA networking event!
This time, based on a reader’s suggestion, we’re meeting up at the Township Saloon.
The address is 6612 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028.

I know what you’re thinking: “Holy shit, that sounds … Continue reading

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How’s My Hosting?

TAPAlooza III: Season of the Witch1 was last night. Considering it was a weeknight at a wine bar, the vibe was a lot different than the last two meet-ups.
The problem with most networking events is that the people who go … Continue reading

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