23 minutes | Aug 13, 2020

06. The Path From PA To AD - Katie Valovcin, 2nd Assistant Director

There seem to be countless ways into a career in film production. For those starting out in the business, it can be difficult to determine which path is right for you. Our guest today is a perfect example of one trajectory — the path from PA to AD. Her name is Katie Valovcin, a DGA 2nd Assistant Director (Little Women, Castle Rock, Detroit). Katie drops some knowledge about the essential skills and attributes for production assistants to keep moving up, which can be applied to anyone in any department who is trying to build their career on set. She also breaks down some of her primary tasks and responsibilities as a 2nd AD, and shares some best practices that she’s learned for leading her team effectively. Show notes from this episode: -Katie Volovcin on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3506206/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 -www.callsheetshow.com -Send us questions and comments for future episodes: callsheetpodcast@gmail.com -Follow Call Sheet on Social: @callsheetshow -2nd AD Tim Blockberger on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1505663/ -Little Women 1st AD Jonas Spaccarotelli: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1130640/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr40 -Katie's 2nd 2nd AD Sean Yopchick, on Little Women: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2667832/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr43 -“What Are Sides?” on Studio Binder:https://www.studiobinder.com/blog/script-sides/
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