TAPA is creating The Anonymous Production Assistant Book
197

patrons

$1,660
per month
The Anonymous Production Assistant has been doling out advice for eight years. I (and my partners and predecessors) have written over 1,000 blog posts about film and television, from your first day on the job to the last day of wrap.

That is large back catalogue to comb through if you've just graduated film school, and are now wondering where to begin.


That's why I've decided to write a book, geared towards those trying to make it in Hollywood. It wouldn't just be a re-print of the TAPA blog, either. That'd be silly. Some of it is out-dated, and there's no order to it at all, beyond what I thought would be interesting to write about on a given day.

Instead, I'll use old posts as a foundation, re-working, updating, and organizing it, as well as creating new material. It'll be a complete guide, from film school ( or not), to your first job, to climbing the ladder to a real career.

The show I was on this past season is cancelled, so now is the perfect time to start a project like this. But I'll need your help and support. That's where this Patreon page comes in.

If you're unfamiliar, Patreon is an on-going crowd funding campaign for writers and artists. Typically, patrons pay by the item (like, for each video produced). But I blog too regularly (several times a week) for that to make sense. Instead, it's a monthly subscription.

And don't worry, the blog isn't going anywhere. I'll still be posting six to twelve times a month, and the blog archives will always be free.

But if you do decide to sponsor TAPA, you'll get early access to things like the joblist, as well as an early peek at the book in progress.

It's all up to you.
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
18 patrons
A hardy thank you from TAPA. Plus, you'll get every blog post a day early.
Pledge $2 or more per month
5 patrons
Priority Q&A. TAPA gets dozens of questions emailed a day; we can't possibly answer them all. But if you back TAPA on Patreon, your question will be moved to the top of the queue. Once the book is complete, you'll receive an advance copy.
Pledge $5 or more per month
2 patrons
Early access to the book. As I complete chapters, I'll forward them along to Patreon backers. Plus, if you have any thoughts or input, you might even affect the final product! Once the book is complete, you'll receive an advance copy.
Pledge $10 or more per month
221 patrons
Job notifications. Lots of people are looking to hire assistants, and they ask me to post their job notices on TAPA. If you're a $10 patron, I'll send you these job notices (including the joblist) before they're posted on the site. As you know, being among the first to apply for a job is very important. Once the book is complete, you'll receive an advance copy.
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 patrons
Corporate-level sponsorship. If you have a product or service geared towards the entertainment industry, TAPA is a good place to get the word out. If you back us at this level, we'll write a post about it for our hundreds of thousands of weekly readers.
Goals
$1,660 of $2,000 per month
The main purpose of this Patreon campaign is to allow me to write a book for fresh-faced filmmakers who are just starting out.
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The Anonymous Production Assistant has been doling out advice for eight years. I (and my partners and predecessors) have written over 1,000 blog posts about film and television, from your first day on the job to the last day of wrap.

That is large back catalogue to comb through if you've just graduated film school, and are now wondering where to begin.


That's why I've decided to write a book, geared towards those trying to make it in Hollywood. It wouldn't just be a re-print of the TAPA blog, either. That'd be silly. Some of it is out-dated, and there's no order to it at all, beyond what I thought would be interesting to write about on a given day.

Instead, I'll use old posts as a foundation, re-working, updating, and organizing it, as well as creating new material. It'll be a complete guide, from film school ( or not), to your first job, to climbing the ladder to a real career.

The show I was on this past season is cancelled, so now is the perfect time to start a project like this. But I'll need your help and support. That's where this Patreon page comes in.

If you're unfamiliar, Patreon is an on-going crowd funding campaign for writers and artists. Typically, patrons pay by the item (like, for each video produced). But I blog too regularly (several times a week) for that to make sense. Instead, it's a monthly subscription.

And don't worry, the blog isn't going anywhere. I'll still be posting six to twelve times a month, and the blog archives will always be free.

But if you do decide to sponsor TAPA, you'll get early access to things like the joblist, as well as an early peek at the book in progress.

It's all up to you.

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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
18 patrons
A hardy thank you from TAPA. Plus, you'll get every blog post a day early.
Pledge $2 or more per month
5 patrons
Priority Q&A. TAPA gets dozens of questions emailed a day; we can't possibly answer them all. But if you back TAPA on Patreon, your question will be moved to the top of the queue. Once the book is complete, you'll receive an advance copy.
Pledge $5 or more per month
2 patrons
Early access to the book. As I complete chapters, I'll forward them along to Patreon backers. Plus, if you have any thoughts or input, you might even affect the final product! Once the book is complete, you'll receive an advance copy.
Pledge $10 or more per month
221 patrons
Job notifications. Lots of people are looking to hire assistants, and they ask me to post their job notices on TAPA. If you're a $10 patron, I'll send you these job notices (including the joblist) before they're posted on the site. As you know, being among the first to apply for a job is very important. Once the book is complete, you'll receive an advance copy.
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 patrons
Corporate-level sponsorship. If you have a product or service geared towards the entertainment industry, TAPA is a good place to get the word out. If you back us at this level, we'll write a post about it for our hundreds of thousands of weekly readers.