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SCQL - Unit Production Manager

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

14-304

A First Assistant Director will qualify for the Southern California UPMs' Qualification List if such First Assistant Director has completed at least two hundred sixty (260) working days as a FirstAssistant Director in the production of motion pictures of the typecovered 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. Of the seventy-five percent (75%) spent with the actual shooting company, ten percent (10%) must be on distant location.

An individual who has completed four hundred (400) 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 Southern California 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. Of the seventy-five percent (75%), ten percent (10%) must be on location (distant or local). An individual's workdays on motion pictures on which someone else was employed as Unit Production Manager shall not be counted as qualifying workdays 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.An Assistant Director will qualify for the Southern California UPM Qualification List if the Assistant Director has completed at least six hundred (600) working days as a Unit Production Manager and/or a First Assistant Director and/or Second Assistant Director in the production of motion pictures of the type covered hereunder; two hundred (200) of these six hundred (600) days must be earned after the Assistant Director is placed on a Southern California Qualification List. Of such two hundred (200) days, no more than twenty-five percent (25%) may be spent in preparation or office work and at least seventy-five (75%) must be spent with the actual shooting company.