Before we get into some real analysis, here is an ode to our very beloved, much appreciated P.A. by Jurassic Park Slope writer, producer and actor, Steele Filipek.
P.A.’s are but a dime a dozen, mostSo many are such tools, their class be dearthBut let us raise our glasses high in toastTo he who one night proved his worthForsooth, the Michael Watson held the boomWhich no one ask-ed for, but none deniedWere grateful, we, though we did not but chooseTo whine on how his arms did shake and slideHow little we did know of this man’s ballsFor in that night, eight hours passed us byWe bitched and fought, but lo, so tallDid Mike still stand, a-smile, with arms on highSo here’s to you, with love, our great P.A.You put up with such shit? No words allay.
There now that we've gotten through the high art, we're posting embarrassing photos.
|Here is our P.A. getting a hot dog. See we told you there'd be craft services.|
The Producer's Guild of America actually offers courses in P.A.ing for future members which are incredibly helpful for both learning how to do the best job possible and getting into the business. While we would love to have been able to pay a P.A. to join our crew, ours and most other P.A.s are working on set as unpaid internships or for college credit.
|He was attacked three times, twice by dinosaurs once by another actor.|
He also got to experience the unparalleled excitement of working with Stars.
Meanwhile, Happy Birthday Michael! We adore you, you're awesome, and we're sorry we made you carry things so much, but not really. Thanks!