DGACA

DIRECTORS GUILD of AMERICA CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION 
15301 Ventura Blvd • Bldg E • Suite 1073 • Sherman Oaks, CA • 91403 • 818.461.0916

Multi-Camera General Requirements

REQUIREMENTS FOR PLACEMENT ON THE MULTI-CAMERA QUALIFICATION LISTS
(Excerpted from Article 24 of the 2014 Basic Agreement between the DGA and the AMPTP)

General Requirements:

24-501 (a) All qualifying days must be obtained on multi-camera television motion pictures (including videodisc/videocassette, pay television and basic cable motion pictures) of the type covered by the Basic Agreement or by the DGA Freelance Live and Tape Television Agreement. The employment required under this provision for placement on a MCQL may be satisfied by employment with signatory companies to any agreement with the Guild and/or with non-signatory companies.
  (b) Seventy-five percent (75%) of the qualifying days must be "shoot days." For purposes of the MCQLs only, individuals may count any shooting or blocking day on a multi-camera program as well as the remaining work days in a week during which there is at least one (1) shoot day and one (1) camera blocking day. Twenty-five percent (25%) of the total days may include prep and wrap days. (Shoot day provisions do not apply to qualifying days obtained on news or sports programs).
  (c) There shall be no location requirements.
  (d) The verification process for counting days for placement on the MCQLs should include, to the extent possible, payroll records; pay stubs; crew/staff lists; screen credit lists; and letters of verification from production company executives. All letters must specify the duties performed.
14-901 Any person claiming to have fulfilled the Qualification Lists requirements herein must make a written application to DGACA...to be so classified, no later than six (6) months following the completion of the last work assignment to be considered. Such person shall have the burden of establishing and proving any such claim by appropriate documentation.

In the event of any dispute hereunder, the decision of DGACA...shall be final and binding. Before placing any individual on a Qualification List, DGACA...shall notify the Guild of each application for placement. The Guild shall have thirty (30) calendar days from the date of such notice within which to file objections and the reasons therefor with DGACA.... Failure to file objections and the reasons therefor within said time period shall constitute a waiver of all objections. DGACA...shall consider in good faith any objections the Guild may have to the individual's placement....