Main Two Benefits To Working For Free On A Movie Set — Shaun Paul Piccinino

Film Courage: When you first moved to Los Angeles and started working whether a little side job or in the industry, did you work any jobs for free? Were you willing to take unpaid work?

Shaun Paul Piccinino, Filmmaker: Yes, I did lots of pro-bono work just to get experience or that kind of stuff. Again, you have to do it to a degree because of course you have to make sure you’re doing something to earn some kind of income to pay rent and get some food and all of that. But yes there was plenty of times and I did it for years…not every time but something would come up Hey this is an unpaid gig but we could use some help? Anytime I had the opportunity once I got a little stability with work, I would still do those. I don’t do it as much anymore because…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

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