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You’ve all heard the phrase, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”
The second part is true; the first part isn’t.
Occasionally, yes, some no-talent, lazy, good-for-nothing jerk gets a job because of who they know. It doesn’t really happen … Continue reading
Jo writes in:
I started working as a PA for a TV show about 2 weeks ago. My issue is that one of the Key PAs is getting promoted and the UPM told me that I would be replacing her. I’m … Continue reading
First of all, what the hell, Warner Brothers? I feel like I can get onto the Universal lot with a smile and a jaunty doff of my cap.
Anyway, moving on to the actual topic at hand. I received this tweet … Continue reading
Continuing from the last comic…
Long ago, I wrote the best answer to any failure on your part is, “It won’t happen again.” More recently, I explained why “I didn’t know” is a problematic answer.
But do you know what the worst answer is? “I didn’t … Continue reading
Gee, I’m getting a lot of set questions lately. J.G. writes in:
I would also love suggestions for the types of shoes/sneakers that are most comfortable for those 14+ hour days on set? Are those custom shoe inserts worth the cost? … Continue reading
I’m starting my first set PA job on a big-time scripted cable TV drama. I was just told that I’m the one who is going to oversee background (extras). I’m guessing I will be in charge of the non-union … Continue reading
Every boss wants you to be proactive, to take care of things without checking with them every five minutes, to figure things out for yourself.
Except, of course, when they don’t.
Every once in awhile, I run into a situation like the … Continue reading
What is about people not getting paid lately? An anonymous reader wrote in:
I’ve heard it is common for independent films to not pay their PA’s, but is it weird if some PA’s are paid and others are not? When I … Continue reading
This has happened more times than I care to admit.