A production assistant job could be your entry ticket to Hollywood
Freidman all buts gets you the job, then teaches you how to become indispensable on film and television sets. He describes the many roles of a PA in easy-to-understand, step-by-step sections drawn from his years of real-life experiences. He shares insider practices that will help you avoid embarrassing mistakes, putting you on a fast track to professional success. As a tutorial for those starting out or a reference guide for seasoned filmmakers, Getting It Done familiarizes you with the many departments involved in a production, day-to-day operations of the set, the people you’ll meet, paperwork involved, and much more — information not found in any other book.
What People Say
“The most complete explanation of the PA’s work I have ever seen on paper. This should be required reading for anyone preparing to enter the world of on-set film production.”
— Ann Ruark, Line Producer, Revolutionary Road and Requiem for a Dream
“Joshua Friedman does a phenomenal job crafting his film experiences into the book that will become a production assistant’s best friend. Working in film, I can’t imagine a better production guide.”
— Amanda Porter, Associate Editor, School Video News
“Friedman has laid out the basics of the entry level movie-set production world with clarity, humor, and a clear love of his subject matter.”
— Sam Hoffman, Producer, Director, Author and Creator of Old Jews Telling Jokes
JOSHUA A. FRIEDMAN is a sought-after working Production Assistant in New York City. In the last three years, he’s worked on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Fringe, Gossip Girl, Royal Pains, Kings, and 30 Rock, as well as many feature films including The Taking of Pelham 123, The Adjustment Bureau, The Beaver, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, My Idiot Brother, and Violet & Daisy.