Need tips for getting PA Work

  • Erin Clayton

    Camera Assistant

    Hello, I'm trying to get more work as a PA, and am having trouble finding paid jobs. I live in NYC, any one know of any places or have tips? Let me know, thanks!

    • 30th Dec 2018
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    Go to 2, please lol

    Have you tried the FB group Local Zero Heroes, there's one ONLY for NYC and another just for LA gigs and they post PA jobs all the time. Day-playing might be a good fit for you starting out.

    Or if you're brand new, like an ultra green PA, have you tried, being a Production Intern which is basically a PA just unpaid but if you do your job good enough you can get hired and get on a REAL paid gig. If you have a card, go to a production that's on your street or somewhere in the city, find a PA, ask for the Key PA and give them your card, or just ask a PA to give it to them. It also depends on how many gigs you've done, if you know walkie etiquette and production linguo.

    Back to 1!

    • 20th Sep 2013
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    Hey Angel!

    Do you have a link for that FB group?

    Please let me know as I would love to join.

    Thanks and back to 1

    • 20th Nov 2013
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    Sure but I can only invite by email. What's your email so I can send you the invite?

    • 20th Nov 2013
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    [email protected]

    • 20th Nov 2013
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  • Cam Rogers

    Production Assistant

    Any suggestions for the Boston area? Ive been working reality mostly as a PA but its always short term. I really want to start getting on feature films as a PA.

    • 21st Nov 2013
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  • Siobhan Antonioli

    AD (3rd)

    Can I joint the FB New York page...looking for PA work

    • 24th Nov 2013
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    How about PA work in Portland?

    • 16th Dec 2013
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    LA Peeps, the LA LZH has gone SECRET so unless you're invited by a member. You can NOT get in. I am not a member of LA LZH. Sorry about that.

    The rest of you Just email me at give me your email and I'll let you in the NYC LZH. Thanks and I hope to see you on set : )

    • 17th Dec 2013
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    Anybody has any tips on how to get PA gigs in the Chicago area? I'm from Miami where I've worked in lots of indie productions and for tv networks. I moved to Chicago in summer when Transformers 4 was being filmed, I asked some of the PAs working in the production but they gave me the run around, not very cooperative. One PA even referred me to an extras agency!! very funny.

    • 23rd Dec 2013
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    Could I also pretty please join the NYC LZH page? super new to all of this, looking for place to start :) [email protected]

    • 4th Feb 2014
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    Hey Angel, I'm just starting out and having trouble looking for PA gigs. Would I be able to join the NYC LZH group? My email is [email protected]

    • 5th Mar 2014
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    Thank you so much for your help! If you would be so kind as to send a link to my e-mail: [email protected] I would be very grateful! I am NYC based as well.

    Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with as well.



    • 19th Mar 2014
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    Hello Erin....

    Do you wish to PA in the Art department or in production. To get on with a company, it is leg work that is required and going to the socials. I would start off in the WEB media circles to start and then use that as a platform to work into production. The international alliance of web television is located in NYC and is a great resource.

    As a production designer, I am bringing a film to NYC in September of 2014 and shooting in Newburgh, NY. The design team should be there in August and we start shooting Sept 5th. Let me know.

    When it comes to production, the three most important people to know of a film is the Producer, the UPM and the Production Designer. Those individuals are the backbone of production and hire most everyone.

    Break a Leg


    • 25th Mar 2014
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  • Shannon Joyce

    Art Director (Assistant)

    Anyone have any information about PA work in San Diego?

    • 2nd Apr 2014
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  • Carlos Morales

    Broadcast Engineer

    Hi Angel Cardenas,

    I too look for PA gigs whenever I need some extra money on the side. For some reason I'm not seeing on Facebook the group your talking about "Local Zero Heroes" or is it one from below?

    I'm seeing:

    Local Heroes Global Zeros & Local Zero Heroes BH

    • 30th Nov 2015
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    Send me your email and I'll invite in the group. It's a private group hence you can't see it. Please do not PROMOTE yourself or post that you're looking for work, we all are. Just keep an eye out and apply to a job offer when you see on.

    • 1st Dec 2015
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  • Kevon Jones


    Hi Angel Cardenas

    Can you add me to the group please here is my email. [email protected]



    • 15th Dec 2015
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    Hi I am moving to NY soon and would love to join LZH there if possible. Thanks so much!

    [email protected]

    • 21st Dec 2015
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  • Sara Luke

    Production Assistant

    Would love to be added to the New York page. [email protected] Thank you!!!

    • 10th Feb 2016
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