What Makes a Great PA with “Gofers” Author Daniel Scarpati – Just Shoot It 253

Filmmaker Daniel Scarpati sits down with us to chat about his recent book, Gofers: On The Front Lines of Film and Television, and all the valuable lessons it contains. We outline the life of a production assistant, how to start in this business with zero connections, and explain why success is about who you don’t know. 

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Oren: The ticktok-er Mad Matthies has a Youtube channel about her crazy video transitions

Matt: A Fast Company article called ‘How Bill Hater Went from Production Assistant to SNL Hero to Leading Man’ and a film called ‘The Donut King’

Daniel: A 3 part book series called ‘Keeper of the Clown’

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Each week on Just Shoot It we interview your directors, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, and actors, and learn how they became successful, working content creators. We’ll share tips and stories of how people in the entertainment industry forced their ways into sustainable careers. We’re all about getting off your butt and making your own videos.

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