I've had a disagreement with a few wannabee production assistants about compensation. Now, perhaps I'm wrong on this. But let me tell you what I'm thinking. I'm new to all of this --- film-making. I'm focusing on screenwriting because I've always been a writer. I've decided that I need to learn more about the process, thinking that a better understanding of film-making will make me a better writer. So I've been willing to work as a production assistant even on a low/no budget indie --- without pay, if necessary. A number of PAs or wannabee PAs have gotten pretty nasty about getting paid. I'm the enemy because those willing to work unpaid bring down the compensation structure --- then no one will pay; they have bills; etc. What do people here think about that? Thanks!