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Tag Archives: production assistant
wonderingeyeoftheeverydaytraveler commented on Friday’s post:
Unless you’ve all found weekend hours ( do you even get weekends in the biz?) for this kind of thing, what about sick time for important stuff like doctor/dentist appointments?
On most shows, you won’t know what … Continue reading
Joey writes in:
A few days ago, I was referred to day play on a TV series by someone I had PA’d for once before, which I was really excited about. That morning, I woke up with the worse flu I’ve … Continue reading
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A reader, who I’ll call Ivan, wrote in about a tricky situation. I’m going to modify some of the details, to keep Ivan’s identity a secret, but the gist is the same–
I’ve been … Continue reading
Brianna writes in:
I’ve been hesitant to take anything reality-based work that I am offered. An acquaintance (who is now an AD after earning his PA days) told me that no one will hire a PA on a scripted show if … Continue reading
One of the most important qualities in a PA is reliability. Your boss, whether an AD or production coordinator or whatever, wants to know that when she gives you a task, you will get it done.
Your job is, naturally, to … Continue reading
This is another one of those things I keep seeing when I help people with their resume and cover letter: the name on your resume needs to match the name on your email address.
This is especially true of Gmail accounts, … Continue reading
There were quite a few good comments this week; in case you missed them, I thought I’d point them out.
Regarding internships and college credit, WireMonkey said:
I found this strange but I interviewed at a few significant companies for internship positions. … Continue reading
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
Steve writes in:
I am an executive assistant working for a production company. I am paid hourly, fixed at 44 hours/week, whether I work 40, 44, or 70 hours. Basically, I am trapped in the office until my boss leaves at … Continue reading