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 - Execs

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

STUDIO PRODUCTION EXECUTIVES ONLY

Any individual who has worked as a studio production executive and supervised multi-camera television productions for not less than five (5) years may apply for placement on the UPM MCQL Qualification List.

On the application form, each applicant must provide his or her name as it should appear on the QL, an address where the DGACA can mail official placement notification, a phone number, pager number, and/or e-mail address where he or she can be reached during the day, and his or her social security number.

The following documentation is required:

Pay documents substantiating payment for every year worked, and

Letters of verification from production companies*

*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
Applicant's Job Title on the project
Titles of each production supervised by the applicant

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.

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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