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SCQL - 1st Assistant Director

REQUIREMENTS SCQL: FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
(Excerpted from Article 14 of the 2014 Basic Agreement between the DGA and the AMPTP)

14-303

(a)

A person qualifies for the Southern California First Assistant Directors' Qualification List if the person has been employed and has completed at least five hundred twenty (520) working days as a Second Assistant Director in the production of motion pictures of the type covered hereunder.

 

(b)

A person qualifies for the Southern California First Assistant Directors' Qualification List if the person has been employed and completed at least five hundred twenty (520) working days either as a Second Assistant Director in the production of motion pictures of the type covered hereunder or as an Associate Director or Stage Manager in the production of dramatic and/or variety programs of the type covered hereunder.

 

(c)

Of the working days described in subparagraphs (a) and (b) above, not 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. Of the seventy-five percent (75%) spent with the actual shooting company, ten percent (10%) must be on location (distant or local).

 

(d)

Also, any individual who has been employed four hundred (400) days in work as a First Assistant Director in the production of motion pictures of the type covered hereunder shall be eligible for placement on the Southern California First Assistant Directors' Qualification List. Of such working days, not 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. Of the seventy-five percent (75%) spent with the actual shooting company, ten percent (10%) must be on distant location.

 

Summary:

  • 400 total days worked as a 1st AD on projects of the type covered
  • at least 300 days of the 400 total days worked as shooting/production days
  • at least 30 days of the 300 shooting day total worked on distant location
  • at least 1 day of qualifying work within the last 6 months

or:

  • 520 days worked as a 1st AD and/or 2nd AD on projects of the type covered
  • days as an Associate Director and/or Stage Manager on dramatic and/or variety programs can be applied
  • at least 390 days of the 520 total worked as shooting/production days
  • at least 39 days of the 390 shooting day total worked on distant or local location
  • at least 1 day of qualifying work within the last 6 months
  • days can be combined in the listed job categories to meet the requirements

 

  • multi-camera 1st Assistant Directors applying for this list, please call our office.