“Made in NY” PA of the Month

“Made in NY” PA of the Month: Robert "NASA" Maasin

Each month we showcase an individual who participated in the "Made in NY" PA Training Program. Click here for information on the free, month-long program developed in conjunction with Brooklyn Workforce Innovations and designed to create job opportunities for New Yorkers, connect New Yorkers with employers in the industry, and educate production assistants on how to work collaboratively with the communities in which they shoot.


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Robert "NASA" Maasin. Photo courtesy of Michael Parmelee."
April 15, 2015 - Robert “NASA” Maasin shifted gears in a significant way two years ago when he went from being a phlebotomist to working in the entertainment industry.

After getting laid off from his job, Maasin knew he wanted to pursue a different path and applied to the “Made in NY” Production Assistant Training Program. The training got him “ready for PA life,” and two years later, he’s got a slew of credits to his name.

Since becoming a “Made in NY” PA, the native of Jackson Heights, Queens has worked on The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Anchorman 2, Boardwalk Empire, and The Blacklist. He’s currently working on Law & Order: SVU. “On Law & Order I am usually the floater PA, but a couple of weeks ago they gave me the opportunity to be Key PA on episode 16,” he said. It was a good experience, and I learned a lot.”

His family and friends are excited about his career as well. “They always think it’s pretty cool when I tell them what I've worked on,” he said. In the future, he has hopes to become a unit production manager.

“My advice to anyone interested in applying to the ‘Made in NY’ program is always be early.”

Interested in learning more about the “Made in NY” PA Training Program? Click here.

Read more about previous "Made in NY" PAs of the Month here.


2015
Robert "NASA" Maasin
Shanye Fayson
Katherine Fernandez
2014
Harold Williams
Mabell Fernandez
Jermaine Cameron
Tanesha Hartfield
Gabriel McCabe
Angela Persico
Erica Solano
Denzil Thomas

2013
Julian Montoya
Jasmine Blackmon
Eric Perez
Joëlle Dussek
Caroline Ibarra
Stan Leung
Jessica Mayfield
Rahsaan Bennett
Lance Darrell
Adrian Moron
Maya Elena Thomas
Diana Klein


2012
Sorin Pitu
Klarissa Jackson
Estelle Francois
Meaghan "Lyric" Perez
Orla Manning
Lee Walker
Chantelle "Telly" Geathers
Jevonne Bowman
Bryant Donohue


2011
Darryl Prevost
Terry Perry
Tashia Valverde
James Adames
Anna Wong
Madeline Kossman
Rodney Byerson
Edgar Velez


2010
Justin Wong
Erick Charles
Teena Marie Delerme-Lugo
Key Soto
Antonio Green
Paulo Marquez
Jennifer Santos
Martin Peterson
Patrick Raphael
Will Mahr
Heyward Thomas


2009
Willie Leon
Shannon Olivaria
Dorothy Hall
Deshawne Jackson
Katiana Noel
Mike Represa
Chastity Thomas
Yancy Rodriguez
Alexander Etseyatse


2008
Nicalena Iovino
Jay Scala
Brian Hightower
Jonathan Wu
Alma Bruderman
Coleridge (Ahsaan) Mitchell
Nelson Quinones
Paul Hernandez
Crystal Jackson


2007
Tsahai Wilson
JC Mendoza
Myo Campbell
Gabrielle Rivera
Yves Wilson