A production assistant is also known as PA. They are also known as Production Runners. They are responsible for the menial and odd production jobs on film or TV show production work. He/ she will have to file papers, schedule lunches, transport the cast crew members to locations and complete other paperwork. They might even have to take of mobs and work with extras all depending on the production house head. They work under the producer and the production team. They follow up on the production details of the film or TV show.
Production assistants look after all the stages of production of the film or TV show. They also report to the Assistant Director to discuss the production and its progress. Like any other assistant, they have to do any kind of work required by the Producer and Assistant Director. A Production Assistant can also help in the production depending on how skilled they are and if their seniors give them a chance.