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The Production Assistant Show: Learn How to Climb the Film Industry Ladder!

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On the next Double Down Film Show we’ll be breaking down the real skinny on working as a P.A. with our special guest, 2nd A.D. Jason Altieri, who will be sharing some of the many tips he learned the hard way in his self-formulated “P.A. Manifesto”. Whether you want to be a D.P., cameraman or producer, your first job on a professional set will probably be as a production assistant. Film school basics and knowing how to coil a cable may get you on the set, but it’s takes a whole lot more knowledge and understanding to rise above the dregs of grunt P.A. and onto your desired career path in the world of filmmaking. What types of P.A. jobs can you get? How do you break in as a P.A.? What offenses will get you fired on the spot? How can you ingratiate yourself to the crew? What are walkie talkie best practices on set? What answer should you never give? Tune in and move up the production ladder faster with the answers to all these practical questions and more on the next Double Down Film Show. Raw answers to real filmmaking questions, every Wednesday night. Listen and learn.