Thursday, July 28, 2011
Getting Jobs in Entertainment question 879: I've been looking for work as a PA and I wonder if you have any advice.
PA work is usually the easiest to get because people are willing to take a chance on someone to do their coffee runs and grunt work. So here are my suggestions:
1. Send out an email to everyone you know (Blind CC) and let them know you are looking for PA work. Ask if they can directly help you (hire you) or if they know someone to introduce you to. This person may work on a set or in an office that may need a PA or this person may in turn, know someone else who does. And so goes the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.
2. Post on your Facebook page that you are looking for PA work.
3. Ask your entertainment friends on Facebook to put in their status that they have a friend who is looking for PA work and how to contact you.
The bottom line is, even to get a PA job, it's going to be through the people you know. Because you live in Hollywood, tell EVERYONE you're looking. You never know who your meditation teacher, your Trader Joes buddy, or your bus driver knows. Keep an open mind and be willing to ask!
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