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Daniel Scarpati's award-winning production assistant book, "Gofers: On the Front Lines of Film and Television."


On the Front Lines of
Film and Television

Daniel's debut nonfiction book is all about his hundreds of hours working as a film and television production assistant (PA for short, a.k.a. "gofer"). Come behind the scenes to hear about the plentiful, sometimes painful tasks PAs are asked to do so the show can go on!

This book contains dozens of valuable lessons: how to start out with zero connections, what a freelance lifestyle entails and why success is all about who you don't  know.

Winner, IndieReader 2021 Discovery Awards, Non-Fiction Entertainment Category
Finalist, Next Gen Indie Book Awards, Non-Fiction Career
Honorable Mention, Writer's Digest 2021 Self-Published Book Awards, Nonfiction/Reference Category

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Words from the Wise

"'Gofers' is a fun, scrappy, very readable memoir/guide to being a PA... If you know anyone thinking of trying to break into movies, they will likely appreciate this book. It would also be good for directors and department heads to read it, if only to remember: Everyone on set might write a book someday, so be nice."

- Tim Molloy

Editor-in-Chief, MovieMaker Magazine

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In the News:

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"As former PAs and DGA Trainees, we wish this had been around back then... It's an invaluable resource with lots of super useful tips and tricks. Reading it is like talking to a friend
who wants you to succeed..."

Katie Hacker & Andrea Block

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What Readers are Saying

"Half is funny film set anecdotes & half is a great and thorough guidebook with terminology...
This creative, warm and funny book has HEART!"

- Margaret

from Amazon

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