An Assistant's Tale
Breaking into the industry is daunting. There's no single guaranteed way to accomplish it -- you may go to film school, you may not graduate high school, you could start at an agency, a studio, on a production, or even working for your hero. Beginning as an assistant is one of the most common first steps. From personal, to production, to casting, to writing, listen to industry leaders relive first jobs, the most embarrassing (and maybe even shameful) experiences, and the moment when it stopped being about answering the phones and ordering lunch, and they knew it was all worth it.