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#1 Adam William

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 10:03 AM

Hello,

 

New to the forums, thought I'd lean on you guys for some advice. I'm trying to start out for the first time as a Camera PA/Trainee in the Toronto area. Unsurprisingly, I'm having difficulty finding any work. I'm avoiding volunteer/free work as I do have bills to pay, and unless I can quit my day job and do male stripping on the weekends I don't really see that being a reality for me. I know it's common advice - "volunteer! impress people! network!" - but I'm not 18 any more living in my Mom's house. I can bust my ass, ask questions, do the work, put in the time and deal with the drama but I need to get paid.

 

So with that said, looking for any advice on good ways to move forward.


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#2 Kyryll Sobolev

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 07:52 PM

check out iatse 667's website for the trainee program details, and see if you want to apply

 

otherwise - find every commercial/tv production house in toronto and walk in there and tell them what you said here

they are always looking for PAs (and CPAT rates for PAs are 200-250/day)


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