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Tag Archives: production coordinator
If you’re working on a network show or studio film, there are three reports that are almost always the purview of the office PA. They are: the first shot, the lunch report, and the wrap report.
This is one of those … Continue reading
It’s very easy to complain about your boss. Nobody likes to be told what to do, and the very definition of “boss” is someone who tells you what to do. Sometimes they’re crazy or irrational or just plain mean.
But you … 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
I received an email with the subject line, “I deserve to know the details right?” I’ll be upfront with you: the word “deserve” is a giant red flag, at least when you’re referring to yourself.
It makes me think, “Ugh, this … Continue reading
First impressions are important; they go a long way towards determining whether you land the job. But last impressions are almost as important; they determine whether you get the next job.
People are busy. They’re not going to remember every little … Continue reading
Sorry, no Crew Call episode today. We conducted an interview, but the recording got messed up.1 Instead, here’s a regular ol’ blog post.
Lana writes in:
I currently work at a camera rental house and am constantly in communication with production coordinators … Continue reading
A New Orleans-based coordinator responded to Thursday’s post, and I felt it was worth calling everyone’s attention to:
10. I mostly rent PAs cars. When I ask for a personal vehicle to be used, you either get mileage or gas paid … Continue reading
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Last week, I wrote a post titled Let Me Get Back to You.
Reader Sam (an assistant production supervisor, so you should listen to him)1 … Continue reading
There’s certain key phrases every PA should know: “Yes.” (Except when the answer is No.) “It won’t happen again.” “It’s Thursday. Yes, payroll checks are coming today.”
Here’s another one to add to your quiver: “I’ll look into that.”
Just like your … Continue reading