The Nashville Filmmakers Guild and Tennessee Entertainment Commission present a two day Production Assistant bootcamp.
WHEN: May 1st & 2nd, 9am - 5pm
WHERE: The Backlot, 1015 W Kirkland Ave, Ste 301, Nashville, TN 37216
Over the two days you will gain an intense hands on training from experienced entertainment professionals. Upon finishing the workshop you will be awarded a certificate of completion and will be prepared for entry level Set and Office Production Assistant positions.
What you’ll learn:
- Radio and surveillance mic protocol
- Set protocol (do’s and don’ts)
- How the A.D. team functions
- Production language
- Gear and supplies
- Other crew functions
- The Office P.A. (Distribution, Sides, Script Revisions)
- Film and TV versus commercials/videos/low budget P.A.
- How to anticipate the needs of your production
- Lock-ups, Call outs, Daily and Nightly duties
- Where to find production jobs and navigating an industry career path
- Preparing your resume
Jody Brockway is the executive director of the P.A. Bootcamp. Jody is a veteran of the television industry. She was Vice President of Movies and Mini Series at NBC for eight years; Vice President, Scripted Programs at Granada America until 2005; and in the past five years has produced television movies for ABC Family Channel.
Leigh Paonessa is one of the drill instructors for the workshop. Leigh has over 20 years of set Production experience. She has worked as a Set PA, Second Second AD, Second AD, and BG Coord. Her resume includes big budget features such as Transformers, Iron Man (MEN), Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as low budget features, episodic television, commercials, videos and reality.
Chuck Canzoneri is also a drill instructor for the workshop. Chuck has worked in the business for over 10 years as a Set P.A. on T.V. shows including Arrested Development, SWAT and The Rookie. He’s also been a Post P.A., a Writer’s P.A. and a non-union Assistant Director on such films as Kaante and Dakota Skye.
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