DGACA

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

Unit Production Manager Multi-Camera Application Process

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR PLACEMENT ON THE UPM MULTI-CAMERA QUALIFICATION LIST

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Every applicant must submit an Application Form, as well as the supporting documentation listed below. Each applicant must also submit a Document Return Form required with each application.

Documentation required for each project:

Pay documents substantiating payment for every day claimed
Letters of verification from Production Companies*
Deal Memo and/or Contract
Schedules
Crew Lists
Screen Credits, and
if available, Production Reports and Call Sheets

*Letters of verification are required of all applicants (except Multi-Camera First Assistant Directors or First Assistant Directors already on the New York or Southern California Qualification Lists). Letters must be written on corporate letterhead and signed by both a Production Executive and a Labor Relations Executive. Letters from producing staff are not acceptable. All letters must include the following information.

Applicant's Full Name
Name of Production Company
Production Title
Media (tape or film)
Applicant's Job Title on the project
Specific duties performed by the Applicant
Dates applicant was employed
The number of episodes produced
Applicant's on-screen credit

It is the applicant's responsibility to demonstrate to the DGACA's satisfaction that he or she has met the requirements for placement. The DGACA reserves the right to request original documents if they are needed to verify the application claim; however, applicants are urged to submit photocopies of their documents. The DGACA assumes no responsibility for the loss and/or damage to any documents (original or duplicate) that are submitted.

Applicants are expected to organize documents chronologically (day 1, 2, 3 etc), by production. Many applicants use 3-ring binders, although not necessary, or corrugated file boxes to compile their documents. If documentation is not organized it will not be reviewed.

The DGACA staff reviews all submitted documentation so it is helpful if the applicant highlights his or her name on each document submitted (front and back). Check that photocopies are legible; they should not be too light, and reductions to size should not make documents unreadable.

To receive credit for days worked the applicant must prove he or she was compensated. In most cases, pay stubs are sufficient evidence of payment. When pay stubs are not available, the DGACA will consider copies of cancelled checks, earning summaries, W-2 or 1099 forms, earnings summaries from DGA Pension, Health & Welfare and printouts from the payroll company. Invoices and letters from production companies are not acceptable proof of payment.

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