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Third Area QL - Unit Production Manager

REQUIREMENTS THIRD AREA QL: UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER
(Excerpted from Article 14 of the 2014 Basic Agreement between the DGA and the AMPTP)

14-504 A First Assistant Director will qualify for the Third Area UPM Qualification List if such First Assistant Director has completed at least two hundred forty (240) working days as a First Assistant Director in the production of motion pictures of the type covered hereunder. Of such working 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.

Also, an individual who has completed one hundred twenty (120) days in work as a Unit Production Manager in the production of motion pictures of the type covered hereunder shall be eligible for placement on the Third Area Unit Production Managers' Qualification List. Of such working days, not more than twenty-five percent (25%) may be spent in preparation or post-production and at least seventy-five percent (75%) must have occurred during production. An individual's workdays on motion pictures on which someone else was employed as Unit Production Manager shall not be counted as qualifying work days for any purpose under this Article 14 by virtue of the individual performing UPM functions delegated to him or her pursuant to Paragraph 1-302 of this BA.