The PA Academy


  • Production Consultants & Equipment 2235 DeFoor Hills Road Atlanta, GA 30318 USA
PA Academy students pay rapt attention as they learn about terminology and set protocol, which paid off for at least three of those pictured here. They have gone on to working full-time on studio features and TV series shooting in Atlanta.

PA Academy students pay rapt attention as they learn about terminology and set protocol, which paid off for at least three of those pictured here. They have gone on to working full-time on studio features and TV series shooting in Atlanta.

 Georgia Production Partnership in association with Atlanta Film Festival 365 and Production Consultants & Equipment are proud to present The PA Academy.

The PA Academy - Two 12 hour days / $150 non-members / $120 members of GPP and Atlanta Film Festival

August 3rd & 4th, 2013 from 8:00am - 8:00pm

(Lunch provided)

Location: PC&E

This two day Production Assistant bootcamp-style workshop is perfect for those just starting their career as a PA as well as those looking to advance their knowledge of what it takes to succeed as an office PA, on set PA, or PA assisting other departments like wardrobe and art department, whether working on commercials, industrials, music videos, independent films, television series or studio features. Training includes but is not limited to production terminology and paperwork, film crew titles and job descriptions, set etiquette - do's and don'ts, how a typical day proceeds, locking up the set, how to help set background, and walkie sign out. We discuss must have PA gear and kits, and provide hands-on walkie and equipment training as well as resume creation and where to find experience as well as paid work. Learn how successful office and set PAs as well as assistant directors and art department coordinators got into the business, what they look for when they hire PAs, their tips for success, and how to avoid pet peeves.

Instructor(s): Producer Linda Burns runs the Academy with the help of Georgia's best DGA AD's, Art Department Coordinators, Production Coordinators, and Office and Set PAs working full-time in the industry. Instructors include, but are not limited to: Tara Ansley - Production Office (The Internship, Being Mary Jane, Coma, Drop Dead Diva), Trevor McNure - Set PA (Devil's Knot, Identity Theft, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Teen Wolf), Angela Barnes Gomes - DGA 1st AD (Being Mary Jane, Meet the Browns, Eve, House of Payne), Braheeim Roberts - Set PA (Madae's Witness Protection, Teen Wolf), Shanalyna Palmer - DGA 2nd AD (The Walking Dead, Single Ladies, Teen Wolf, The Game), Kody Wynne - Art Dept Coordinator and Graphic Designer (Second Generation Wayans, Let's Stay Together, Read Between the Lines), Nivia Davis - DGA 2nd AD (Being Mary Jane, Reed Between the Lines, Single Ladies, Let's Stay Together), Robin RK Kempf - Set PA (Million Dollar Arm, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Walking Dead, X-Men: First Class).