PA Certified Workshop (April 8 & 9, 2017)

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8136 South Grant Way

Littleton, CO 80122

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Furious Films Set-Ready Educational Workshops Presents…

PA Certified

PA Certified is an intensive 2-day workshop for the recent graduate or entry level production assistant who wants to get started in film or video production. The workshop is led by Vincent Gonzales, Directors Guild of America (DGA) Assistant Director, who will teach you how to get to know your way around a film production set, understand basic job responsibilities, production lingo and paperwork. Get hands on experience using the equipment you’ll need to know. Learn how to work with the cast and the public. Get input on what makes a stand out resume and tips on how to land your first production gig.

As a DGA member since 1996, Vincent Gonzales has over 20 years of experience in the film industry, producing, supervising and working as a DGA Assistant Director. He has worked on features such as The Sandlot, Gattaca, and The Tooth Fairy. TV shows include the Walking Dead, Charmed and Boston Legal just to name a few. Vince will share the knowledge he has gained over the last 20 years and provide insights that will help you step into your role on the set with confidence.

The fact is, competition is fierce for every position on-set and this workshop will provide you the background, knowledge and foresight to get started in film and video production.

You will learn:

  • Basic job responsibilities

  • Production lingo

  • Production paperwork

  • Industry unions and what positions they cover

  • Tools and equipment you’re expected to know

  • Grip/Electric equipment demos

  • Proper etiquette when working with the cast, crew and the public

  • Key points for a winning resume

  • Networking strategies

Program Cost: $249.00

Tickets are available through Eventbrite. Advanced purchase required. Space is limited. Participants must be 18 or older.

Location: Lighting Services, Inc. 8136 South Grant Way, Littleton, CO 80122

What to Bring:
Dress comfortably with close toed shoes.


  • Two 8 hour days (9:00am - 5:00pm) of instruction and hands on training

  • Plenty of opportunity to ask questions and receive personal guidance

  • A production paperwork binder

  • Entry into Set-Ready Invitation Only Facebook page

  • Invitations to future exclusive networking events for Set-Ready participants

We will break for lunch each day. This is a great time to begin to network with fellow students, so we encourage you to take lunch on site by packing your own lunch. For added convenience we do offer the option to pre-purchase a boxed lunch from Panera with your registration that will be ready and waiting at lunchtime. Simply add your selections to your check out cart.

Take the next step toward making your dream of working on a feature or TV show become reality. Enroll in the PA Certified workshop today.

More Information:
Please check out http://www.furiousfilmsllc.com/workshops.html for more information.

Refund Policy:
Please cancel your workshop ticket 72 hours prior to the event for a full refund of program costs. No refunds are available within 72 hours of the event.

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Vincent Gonzales Bio:
As a Directors Guild of America (DGA) member since 1996, Vincent Gonzales has more than 20 years experience in the Hollywood film industry. From low budget independents to the biggest films and TV shows of the time, Vince has worked steadily around the country and internationally. He has been involved in the DGA 2nd AD committee and the DGA Latino Committee. He is also a mentor for the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, Annual Producer's Academy.


Lunch Option Details

Boxed lunches are available for pre-order from Panera. Sandwich boxes include a pickle, chips and a cookie. Salad boxes include a side of bread and a cookie.


  • Turkey Apple Cheddar Sandwich
    Roasted turkey raised without antibiotics, Vermont white cheddar, fresh apple and cabbage slaw, arugula and special sauce on Whole Grain Cranberry Walnut Bread.
  • Almond Chicken Salad
    Chicken raised without antibiotics, diced celery, seedless grapes, almonds and our special dressing served with lettuce and tomatoes on our freshly baked Sesame Semolina Bread.
  • Ham & Swiss Sandwich
    Ham, Swiss, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes and red onions with salt and pepper on Whole Grain with mayo and spicy mustard.
  • Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich
    Zesty sweet Peppadew™ piquant peppers, feta cheese, cucumbers, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions and cilantro-jalapeño hummus with salt and pepper on Tomato Basil.
  • Greek and Quinoa Salad
    Romaine, kale, quinoa tomato sofrito blend, diced cucumbers and kalamata olives tossed with Greek dressing and topped with feta and toasted almonds.


  • Roasted Turkey & Avocado BLT Sandwich
    Roasted turkey raised without antibiotics, applewood-smoked bacon, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes and fresh avocado with pure mayo on our freshly baked Sourdough.
  • The Italian Sandwich
    Smoked, lean ham, Chianti wine salami, spicy sopressa and provolone with spicy giardiniera, basil mayo and fresh arugula on a Hoagie Roll.
  • Steak & Arugula Sandwich
    Seared steak, arugula, vine-ripened tomatoes, pickled onions, garlic and herb cream cheese spread and mustard horseradish sauce on Sourdough.
  • Tuna Salad Sandwich
    Our special recipe tuna salad, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes and red onions with salt and pepper on Whole Grain.
  • Caesar Salad
    Romaine, parmesan and homemade black pepper focaccia croutons tossed with Caesar dressing.
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