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Tag Archives: production coordinator
Every morning, the office receives a in . And every morning, the production report is wrong.
A PR, for those who don’t know, is a bizarro call sheet. Instead of telling you what you’re going to do tomorrow, it tells you … 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
Jackie writes in:
Any advice on how best to get the contact info for a production coordinator of a specific show?
Generally, it’s a know-someone-who-knows-someone kind of deal.
Think about it. If you have something that a lot of people want (a job … Continue reading
A PA who shall remain nameless (for soon-to-be-obvious reasons) writes in:
I’m PAing for my first big production, and my coordinator just told me that since we don’t have open accounts yet, I should use POs for the stuff we order. … Continue reading
Nick writes in:
I’m nervous to apply to some shows because the company I work for may do work with said show. Have you ever had a circumstance where you applied to a job where someone was connected with your current … Continue reading
I’m working on getting a PA position, and the coordinator wants me to give her my last 3 weekly rates. She says it’s studio policy. I’m wondering if this is a normal practice or is this a trap?
Am I … Continue reading
Today, we’re introducing a new weekly feature, an Anonymous Production Assistant comic!
Over at the Hills are Burning blog, AJ has a great post about how you need to take responsibility for your own time card. Basically, the best boy grip on one of her shows told her he doesn’t bother keeping … Continue reading
I just got a call to come in for an interview next week on a new show. Over the past decade of my production experience, every significant job I’ve had came from word-of-mouth, friends, people I’ve worked with before, … Continue reading