Production Assistant Workshop: El Paso, Texas | October 28 & 29

Production Assistant Workshop | El Paso, Texas

Saturday, October 28 | 8:30am – 5:00pm

Sunday, October 29 | 9:00am – 4:30pm


Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP), in collaboration with the El Paso Film Commission, is offering a two-day, introductory Production Assistant (P.A.) Workshop in El Paso, Texas. This certification course teaches the necessary skills for the industry’s entry level position of Production Assistant. You will learn the jargon, terminology, paperwork, etiquette, processes and physical requirements of the job. Taught by active working industry professionals, this workshop will help you develop the skills and flexibility needed to be successful in finding work and building a career.

The P.A. Workshop also creates an opportunity to learn about industry positions beyond the entry level in departments such camera, locations, and the art department. After completing this workshop, students will have learned the job requirements to succeed as a P.A. and realistically visualize a career path working up the ladder in the film, television and commercial industries.

Benefits of the P.A. Workshop:

  • Career counseling and strategies for finding employment
  • Specific training for the Production Assistant job position
  • P.A. Workshop Certification for Texas residents by the Texas Film Commission upon completion of the course
  • Certification entitles students with Texas residency to be listed in the Texas Production Directory as a TFC certified P.A., available on the Texas Film Commission’s website.


Leora Backer Mohr is a DGA 1st Assistant Director. A gifted organizer with an artsy side, her career spans 20 years in award-winning TV, Films, Commercials, and Music Videos. Creative commitment, attention to detail, and collaborative respect are the hallmarks of her approach to every shot.


Philanthropy Theatre – Plaza Theatre Annex
125 Pioneer Plaza
El Paso, TX 79901

Parking is available for attendees at the Convention Center parking lot:
1 Civic Center Plaza
El Paso, Texas 79901
(entrance on Santa Fe St.)


Discount offered to TEXAS residents. Please use PATXRESIDENT at checkout to receive 50% discount. Address confirmed through checkout. Email with any questions.

Prefer to pay by cash or check? Email

Walk-ins welcome on first morning of workshop. Please arrive by 8:45am.

A full refund (minus credit card fees) will be issued if requested 48 hours in advance, prior to the first day of the workshop. Please email with your request.