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Production Assistant Helper
Production Assistant Helper

An entry level job position, beneficial for interested entrants to gain hands-on experience and start their career in the film industry. In aid to the AD and locations team, PAs quickly learn on set protocols and meet other crew members.

A Production Assistant (PA) Helper can have many duties during a busy day of production. This entry level position is the starting point for many people who work in film and television today.



Entry Level


Entry Level & In-demand

What kind of jobs are available?



What those who work in this department usually bring to the work.


  • Production Assistant Helpers bring a positive and energetic attitude to work with an openness to learn.
  • Courses such as the Motion Picture Industry Orientation and Motion Picture General Safety are advantageous.


  • No previous film work experience is necessary for this position.

Office Production Assistant Helper / PA Helper

Many job roles in the motion picture industry are represented by a union or guild. 

If you see a logo below, the role may be covered by a union or guild.  Please consult those organizations to understand the requirements (such as certification, licensing or work experience) to join as a member.   

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