Working as a Production Assistant | Virtual Workshop | August 29, 2021

Working as a Production Assistant

Virtual Workshop

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Working as a Production Assistant in the Film Industry

 

Working as a production assistant (“PA” for short, a.k.a. “gofer”) has long been considered the entry point for many professional careers in the entertainment industry. This workshop will put the entry-level role in the spotlight! You’ll come behind the scenes to hear about the plentiful, sometimes painful tasks that PAs (including office PAs, additional PAs, walkie PAs, paperwork PAs, background PAs, first team, PAs and key PAs) are asked to do so the show can go on. Instructor Daniel Scarpati will also briefly elaborate on the freelance lifestyle and explain why he believes that success in showbiz is all about who you don’t know. Q&A throughout.

Space is minimal, so if you’re interested in this workshop, register before the available spots fill up!

Instructor: Daniel Scarpati

Photo by John Moustakas, I.A.T.S.E. Local 52

Daniel Scarpati is an award-winning filmmaker and the owner-operator of Passing Planes Productions LLC in Queens, NY. After graduating from CUNY Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College with a B.A. in Film Production & TV/Radio, Daniel worked as a PA on dozens of primetime TV shows, feature films, documentaries and commercials. He shares many of his most memorable experiences from years on set and other life lessons in his nonfiction book, “Gofers: On the Front Lines of Film and Television. Daniel now works as a freelance videographer, camera operator and A/V technician while also developing his first feature film. Keep up-to-date with him online at www.passingplanes.com!

What You Get:

  • Large excerpt from Daniel’s book, “Gofers: On the Front Lines of Film and Television” (check out our full review!)
  • PDF list of helpful resources for fledgling filmmakers (training programs, podcasts, blogs, etc.)
  • Certificate of completion
  • 1.5 hours of  education

**Please note that the book excerpt and PDF list of resources are unique to this specific workshop.**

What You Need to Bring:

  • Your favorite method of taking notes
  • Questions!

Price

Key Members – $10 per student
(Get your discount code here)

Regular – $20 per student

Date & Time

Sunday August 29, 2021 | 9:00am – 10:30am PST

**All sessions are recorded and will be available to enrolled students after the session has concluded**

Location

Anywhere with a solid internet connection, it’s virtual! The course will be hosted on Zoom. Further connection details will be sent once you are a student.

Space is minimal, so if you’re interested in this workshop, register before the available spots fill up!

If you have any questions you can email us directly at support@filmlocal.com

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