***     TO BEGIN AN APPLICATION TO THE QL:  You must first "Register" using the registration form under the upper right-hand tab, even if your name already appears on this site, and we will reply via email with the application instructions. ANYONE USING THE ONLINE SYSTEM FOR THE FIRST TIME MUST REGISTER FOR A PLACEMENT OR AN UPGRADE. 

Directors Guild of America Contract Administration

The DGA Contract Administration (DGACA) maintains Qualification Lists (QLs) of individuals who have met the minimum requirements for work as Unit Production Managers, First Assistant Directors, and Second Assistant Directors in the Motion Picture Industry. The requirements for placement on the Qualification Lists are negotiated by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). DGACA policies are established by a Board of Trustees appointed by the AMPTP. Companies signatory to the DGA Basic Agreement give preference of employment to individuals on the Qualification Lists.


Information regarding the Directors Guild of America and DGA membership is available on its website at www.dga.org. The DGA National Headquarters is located in Los Angeles, California, and may be reached by phone at (310) 289-2000.


APPLICANTS: You must read through all of the general and specific requirements for the list on which you are seeking placement. Please review the information under the "Placement Process" tab at the top of this page as well as the "FAQ" tab before contacting our office. If you have additional questions, please email us. Register to begin, and you will be sent the detailed application instructions.


EMPLOYERS: Please read through the general notes for employers under the "Employers" tab above. If you have any questions, please contact us: mailbox@dgaca.org.


OTHER QUALIFICATION LISTS: The Commercial Qualification List (CQL) maintains the New York Commercial, Southern California Commercial, and Third Area Commercial Qualification Lists. If you are interested in inquiring about CQL requirements or would like to request a cross listing, please call (212) 397-0930 or go to www.dga-cql.org. For information and placement on the New York Qualification List (NYQL) or the Eligible-to-Work in Southern California List, contact DGACA-East at (914) 747-2979 or go to www.dgaca-east.org


SAFETY TRAINING: To find the name of an individual who has satisfied the requirements for any mandatory DGA Safety Pass training or optional CSATF courses, please use our SEARCH tab and enter the last name. Please allow 10 business days for completed training updates. For general questions regarding safety training or to register for training, please contact the DGA at (310) 289-2000 or visit their website: www.dga.org




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