Production Assistant, Television

Production Assistant, Television Job Description

A Television Production Assistant (or PA) Is Responsible For The Administration, Organisation And Secretarial Work Involved In Producing A Television Programme. While Duties Do Vary From Production To Production, The Work Includes Assisting Actors And The Crew, Issuing Scripts, Dealing With Travel And Accommodation Bookings And Sorting Out Enquiries And Other Paperwork.

A Production Assistant May Work On Different Kinds Of Programmes, Such As News And Current Affairs, Reality Television Shows, Soap Operas, Dramas And Comedies. They Are Usually Involved At All Stages Of A Project, Working Alongside Everyone From Early Stages Until Completion.

Production Assistant, Television Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • attending production meetings;
  • typing, editing, copying and distributing scripts;
  • organising travel arrangements for cast, crew and production executives;
  • organising accommodation for cast and crew;
  • typing and distributing schedules, or call sheets;
  • assisting cast members, and at times running errands for them;
  • running errands between the production office and other departments;
  • dealing with accounts and expenses.
  • checking running orders and scripts;
  • keeping track of timings during a programme;
  • setting up pre-recorded material in the studio gallery;
  • making schedules, shot lists, logs and other paperwork for post-production.

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