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GPP/ATLFS present The PA Academy - Spring 2023 DATE: Sat, June 3rd and Sun, June 4th TIME: 8am - 8:30pm (minus 30 minute catered lunch) LOCATION: PC&E - Atlanta PRICE: $250 NON MEMBERS | $200 for ATLFS/GPP MEMBERS

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The Spring 2023 PA Academy is back in person! DESCRIPTION: Start your career or improve upon your current skills in the industry with advanced knowledge. The PA Academy shows you what it takes to succeed while preparing you for your first day on set or your transition from a dayplayer to a core crew member. Whether you want to work as an office PA, set PA, or production assistant in another department, The PA Academy teaches you everything you need to know to feel confident in your ability to do the job. But this workshop isn’t just for PAs. It’s for anyone looking to break into the business from camera to G&E and wardrobe to craft service. All the same protocol, terminology, and hiring practices exist no matter where you start your career. Training includes but is not limited to:

  • Production terminology and paperwork

  • Film crew titles, job descriptions, and hierarchy

  • Department duties and responsibilities

  • Office and set etiquette - Do's and Don’ts

  • How a typical day proceeds - from commercials and music videos to features and television

  • Locking up the set, distribution, and petty cash

  • Walkie protocol, terminology, and sign out

  • Supporting your AD team

  • Kits and gear

  • Covid protocols - if they are still being used

We share resume tips, what key crew members look for when they hire PAs, and how to interview. We discuss best networking practices, and where to find experience as well as paid work. We'll explore the many entry-level PA positions available, the paths to different careers, and how your individual experience can influence your unique path to a career you may not even know exists. All students who finish the two-day workshop in full will be included in a secret FB page and hiring database that only these students and Producer Linda Burns can access for networking, job opportunities, internships, and mentorship. This workshop serves as a fundraiser for the Atlanta Film Society and Georgia Production Partnership, supporting education and outreach, and film tax incentive lobbying efforts. You must be 18+ to enroll. REFUND POLICY No refunds after Wednesday, May 17th at 5pm. All sales are nonrefundable 16 days before the start of the event. By completing this purchase you agree to the refund policy. INSTRUCTOR: Producer Linda Burns runs The PA Academy. Each workshop offers a fresh and unique perspective to the students. For questions regarding this workshop, contact Linda with PA ACADEMY in the subject line. For more information, visit Linda Burns’s Instructor Page. In Person June 3rd, 8:00 am - June 4th, 8:30 pm, 2023 EST

PC&E 2235 Defoor Hills Road Northwest Atlanta, GA 30318 June 3, 8:00 AM - June 4, 8:30 PM, 2023

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