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Production Assistants

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There will always be a need for assistants in film and television production. However, since it is such a good entry-level position for someone who wants to make connections and learn about the industry, competition for jobs can be tough. Fortunately, production assistants usually do not stay in their jobs more than one or two years, so turnover is fairly frequent. Production assistants will find employment anywhere a motion picture, television show, or video is being filmed, but significant opportunities exist in Los Angeles and New York City—the production hubs of the industry. There may be opportunities at local television stations or smaller production companies that produce educational and corporate videos.

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