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Third Area QL - 2nd Assistant Director

REQUIREMENTS THIRD AREA QL: SECOND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
(Excerpted from Article 14 of the 2014 Basic Agreement between the DGA and the AMPTP)

14-502 ...Any individual who has been employed one hundred twenty (120) days in work as a Second Assistant Director, First Assistant Director, Unit Production Manager, or Associate Director/Technical Coordinator in the production of motion pictures of the type covered hereunder shall be eligible to be placed on the Second Assistant Directors' Third Area Qualification List. Of such one hundred twenty (120) days, no more than twenty-five percent (25%) may be spent in preparation or office work and at least seventy-five percent (75%) must be spent with the actual shooting company. Likewise, Stage Managers or Associate Directors in the live and tape television industry employed one hundred twenty (120) days in the production of motion pictures of the type covered hereunder, or six (6) years in the nationwide feed of television motion pictures, shall be eligible to be placed on the Second Assistant Directors' Third Area Qualification List. Likewise, any individual who has been employed one hundred twenty (120) days in the production of motion pictures of the type covered hereunder as a Director (at least seventy-eight (78) days of which shall have been in directing the actual shooting of film or tape) shall be eligible to be placed on the Second Assistant Directors' Third Area Qualification List.

If the work performed on a motion picture by a person, other than a person employed in a classification covered by this BA, consists solely of crowd control, then such work shall not be deemed qualifying work for the purposes of placement on the Second Assistant Directors' Qualification List.