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Directors Guild of America
The DGA Contract Administration (DGACA) maintains lists of individuals who have met the minimum requirements for work as Unit Production Managers, First Assistant Directors, and Second Assistant Directors in the Motion Picture Industry. The requirements for placement on the Qualification Lists are negotiated by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). DGACA policies are established by a Board of Trustees appointed by the AMPTP. Companies signatory to the DGA Basic Agreement give preference of employment to individuals on the Qualification Lists.
The DGACA is not affiliated with the Directors Guild of America. Information regarding the DGA and DGA membership is available on its website at www.dga.org. The DGA National Headquarters is located in Los Angeles, California, and may be reached by telephone to (310) 289-2000.
The Commercial Qualification List maintains and distributes the Commercial-East, Commercial-West, and Third Area Commercial Qualification Lists. Individuals listed on the Southern California Qualification List may request placement on the Commercial Qualification List by contacting the Commercial Qualification List Administration. If you are interested in inquiring about Commercial QL requirements, please call (212) 397-0930 or go to dga-cql.org.
For information and placement on The New York Qualification List or The Eligible to Work in Southern California Qualification List, contact DGACA-East at (914) 747-2979 or go to dgaca-east.org.
Work as a Production Assistant does not qualify applicants for placement on the DGACA Qualification Lists. Please contact the Commercial Qualification List Administration if your work experience is as a PA.
Work on commercials, music videos, documentaries, student films, and industrial or educational films does not qualify applicants for placement on the DGACA Qualification Lists. Please contact the Commercial Qualification List Administration if your work experience is in these areas.
Work on animated projects and web series/new media does not qualify applicants for placement on the DGACA Qualification Lists.
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