Last week while on set I got asked a question that really shocked me, and made me really think. While in the middle of crew meal, the D.I.T. leaned over to me and asked¬† “So why are you a PA still?”¬† I looked up with him with a completely dumbfounded face and honestly replied, “I really don’t know.”
Later on that day¬† I started thinking, why exactly am I still a PA?¬† I’ve been working in the industry for a few years now, and I know I could coordinate a production a whole heck of a lot better than some people I’ve worked with, so then why am I stuck in this continuous PA loop?¬† Finally the answer hit me.. I was still applying for PA positions hoping that someone would notice that I am over qualified and place me somewhere else. I was the one causing me to stay in the hamster wheel and not get anywhere.
So fellow PA’s that are in the same position as me, I say we take a stand and quit applying for the same position.¬† Take a chance and who knows..maybe I’ll end up getting something great.¬† Has anyone else started to do this?¬† Post your comments about it!
Amanda The Aspiring Writer had a great blog post last week about why all women should go see Bridesmaids, and I have to say that I completely agree with her.
Every female oriented comedy that comes of of Hollywood these days are romantic comedies where it is all about the woman finding true love.¬† Now at times these are great and I can be a huge sucker for them, however, I don’t want to watch romantic comedies all the time.¬† It is very rare to see situation comedies with an all female cast which is extremely disheartening to me.
Here is where the importance of Bridesmaids comes in.¬† Somehow Hollywood was finally convinced to give female situation comedies another try.¬† The Sweetest Thing was a first attempt in recent years but it didn’t get the box office numbers it needed.¬† If Bridesmaids gets great box office numbers then hopefully Hollywood will respond and start to allow more female comedies to come to life.
So if you are bored this week instead of sitting around watching tv head out to the theaters with a group of friends and go see a comedy that will keep you laughing out loud to the very end.¬† Seriously, it’s hysterical..go see it!!
So I have been terrible at posting lately, but it has been for a good reason.¬† I just finished working on my first feature film!
The movie I was working on is called Caleb and here is the link to it’s imdb page http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1907639/
It was an amazing experience and now I am so excited to work on the next big project.¬† Comment on what your feature film experiences been like!