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There’s a lot of things they don’t teach you in film school. (And which they definitely don’t teach in YouTube editing tutorials). When you arrive in Los Angeles (or New York, or Atlanta, or…), the question quickly becomes, where do you begin?
Let’s start withe defining terms. The basic, entry-level positions are PA (AKA production assistant), executive assistant (or just “assistant”), or personal assistant (which is not a PA). Plus, there’s internships. What are all these jobs? Check out the articles below.
I frequently get emails from new readers who are confused about what an assistant in Hollywood actually is.There
This happens all the time with people new and/or unfamiliar with the industry: they get Production Assistant and
Haley commented recently: Thanks for your Blog of awesomeness! So, I just got an interview to be an
Breaking in as an Assistant
Jerrica wrote in: I start an office PA position on a network show in a week and I
Below is a reprint of a guest post I wrote for the Work in Entertainment blog. If you’ve
First of all, what the hell, Warner Brothers? I feel like I can get onto the Universal lot
Thomas writes: I was reading your blog tonight and you have some really interesting stories and anecdotes. None
Sally, one of my Patreon supporters, writes in about lacking entertainment industry experience: Thank you again for this
After cleaning up a couple of hundred resumes, I’ve found some common resume mistakes pop up over and
I recently discovered the website Any Possibility, mostly because they linked to TAPA on a recent post. It’s
Scott writes in: The NBC Universal Careers twitter tweeted this link about the automated systems that scan resumes
Still need help updating your resume? Not even sure what it should look like? From PA to producer, intern to executive, we can help.
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