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Office of Film & Entertainment introduces new initiative to help connect production assistants to the film & entertainment industry

MIAMI (October 05, 2015)

The Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, Office of Film & Entertainment, has launched an initiative that helps match entertainment productions to those interested in entry level Production Assistant (PA) positions.

A PA provides support to the rest of the crew on a production. PAs work on movies, TV shows, commercials, music videos and other productions.  A PA may drive crew to and from set, pick up equipment and purchase production supplies or perform ‘lockup’ so that pedestrians don’t walk onto the film set.

Graduates from local film & entertainment programs are encouraged to participate, but anyone 18 years and older may sign up. PAs must be available full-time and need to have their own vehicle.

The Production Assistant Sign-Up initiative is now available.  Participants can may fill out the PA sign-up form online.  Once the form is completed, the information is entered into a database and made available to production companies looking to hire production assistants. However, there is no guarantee of employment.

This initiative is an effort to keep young talent in Miami-Dade County and grow the production base in the film & entertainment industry. To see what is going on locally in the film & entertainment industry check out FilMiami.