Tri-C Film Academy Production Assistant Workshop



COST: $150. 50% Discount for college students with code Film50 (this code is case-sensitive and will need to be applied when checking out). Students will need to provide a valid College ID on the first day (Aug 19).


Metro Media Center, MMC 153

Metropolitan Campus
2900 Community College Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-3196

Directions to Metro campus can be found here (parking information included below)

Each workshop session is 9 AM – 4 PM with a one-hour lunch break from Noon- 1 PM. Participants should bring their own lunches.

Day 1:
  • Role of the Set PA
  • Department Hierarchy
  • Set Etiquette
  • Working with Talent and Other Departments
  • Call Sheet creation and examples
Day 2:
  • Role of Office PA
  • COVID/Health and Safety
  • Production Paperwork and Distribution
  • Walkie lingo and etiquette
  • Walkie practice
  • Production Terminology
Day 3:
  •   Wrap Tasks
  •   Time Sheets
  •   Production Reports
  •   Resume Writing
  •   Finding Work/Next Steps


Joe Sorzano has a Bachelor’s of Science in film from Full Sail University and has been working as an Assistant Director in the industry for the past 10 years. Starting as a PA, as most do, he worked his way up to 1st and 2nd ADing projects ranging from local commercials for the Cavs to feature films with budgets in excess of 40 million dollars. He’s excited to continue the education of further generations of filmmakers while he continues to pursue his passions of producing and voice acting.

Joe Sorzano on IMDB






The PA Workshop will be held in Room 153 of the Theatre Arts and Media Center.

Enter the parking garage through the Lot 5 or Lot 6 Entrance off of Woodland. Park wherever you find a spot and enter the building through the Media Center Entrance E double doors (see attached photo). This entrance is on the West side of the building (the same side as the arrow on the campus map). Take a left when you enter the building and follow the signage that will lead you up the stairwell to the first floor (where Room 153 is located).

PARKING: Parking at Tri-C is free. You do not need a parking pass and can park anywhere you find a space provided it’s not marked as reserved (for faculty/staff, college vehicles, etc.)

Contact Olivia Villaseñor with any questions: [email protected], 216-987-4676.