Q:I'm sorry, I'm sure you get this question a lot, but I was wondering --- I am moving out to L.A. this fall and I'm trying to find contacts or groups (online?) or message boards or job boards or whatever(!) that post paying PA jobs. I want to be an AD eventually, but I'm very interested in getting my feet wet and beginning to build my resume first. Can you rec any good resources for this?
Hey there, and thanks for reading.
Moving to a new city and trying to get established in the film circle is always a daunting task. The first thing I would say is reach out to everyone you know in the LA area that works in film/TV and let them know you’re moving out and would like to get some experience on a set. Keep in mind though…desperation is a stinky perfume, so try to be a little more casual about it while still maintaining a sense of professional eagerness.
The best online resources I can guide you to, really, would be this amazing blog by fellow film blogger, it’s called the ANONYMOUS PRODUCTION ASSISTANT’S BLOG, and it’s quite fantastic for people a little more on the green side, there’s also a ton of job procurement links on the right side of the page.
I hope this helps, and good luck! Keep your chin up, and don’t give up.