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Updated February 6, 2017

Production Assistant Workshop on Saturday, February 11, presented by Arizona Office of Film and Digital Media

Ready to start working on set? Want to learn the secrets that will put you ahead of the pack? Already doing PA work but need to know how to step up to the next level? 

Join Instructor Matthew Earl Jones, Director of the Arizona Office of Film & Digital Media, and learn the skills you need to succeed. The workshop will be held on Saturday, February 11, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Sneaky Big Studios, 15750 N. Northsight Blvd., in Scottsdale. 

In this Workshop, we'll cover: 

- WHAT'S A PA? I went to film school - why start at this level? What do I need to know before I start? 

- I'M A PA, NOW WHAT? Learn how to be a professional; the skills you need to get noticed. 

- LOTS OF EXPERIENCE? Time to advance in the field? If you're ready to move up, learn about picking a department, building a resume, finding a job. Career paths to your dream job. 

This workshop is presented by: The Arizona Office of Film & Digital Media 

Sponsors: Arizona Production Association, SCC Film School CAC, and Sneaky Big Studios 

Participating Colleges: Arizona State University, Glendale Community College, Grand Canyon University, Huntington University and Scottsdale Community College. 

This workshop is free, but You must RSVP - Limited seating is available. RSVP through

What: Production Assistant Workshop
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Place: SNEAKY BIG STUDIOS, 15750 N. Northsight Blvd.


Updated January 30, 2017

Almost Famous Film Festival 2017 – Short Film Challenge

We’re Baaaaaaack!

Our last challenge was way back in the fall of 2015 and after a much needed break, we decided it's about time to dust off the A3F logo and return to what we know best, hosting the finest film challenge in Arizona and making all of you Almost Famous!

So we are excited to announce a 72 Hour Short Film Challenge that takes place in just 3 weeks!  OMG!  So gather your cast and crew, charge up those batteries, and get ready for a 3 Day Adventure like no other!

The adventure takes place February 17-20 but the early entry deadline is this Tuesday (1/31/17).  Sign-up now for just $30 per team (includes an official A3F Challenge T-Shirt and 2 tickets to the public screening).  Whooooa!

So far, 6 teams have registered and are ready for a crazy 72 hour adventure! Open to all ages and abilities.  So what are you waiting for?  Sign-up now and get ready to become Almost Famous!  

We missed all of you and being a part of the film scene here in Arizona and look forward to seeing your next masterpiece on the BIG SCREEN!  -- Jae (A3F Director)


Updated January 3, 2017

Arizona Production Association - Annual Membership Meeting

Join us on Friday, January 20, for our Annual Membership Meeting! This year's event will be hosted by Sun Studios of Arizona in Tempe. Come out and meet APA's leadership for 2017 and hear what the organization has planned for the months ahead.

The evening begins with a casual dinner provided by APA, followed by the formal meeting and a question and answer period. When the meeting's over, take a tour of the fabulous facility, mingle with friends, and network with other industry pros. We'll also be showing the Audience Favorite from our "Ladies 'Film' Night Out" event, "(Not) Another Fashion Film" by Elizabeth Rohe, and we may have some special industry guests present to give us updates on the local production industry in general. (Actual agenda may vary slightly, but this is pretty close.)

The event is FREE for APA Members; $15 for non-members IF purchased online in advance, OR $20 AT THE DOOR. So tell your friends and other non-member guests to buy online and save $5! 

What: Annual Membership Meeting
Date: Friday, January 20, 2017
Time: Doors at 6:15 pm; meeting at 7:00
Place: SUN STUDIOS of ARIZONA, 1425 W. 14th Street, Tempe
$15 for Non-Members in advance; $20 at the Door

PLEASE RSVP by January 15 to 480-345-6464 or at:



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