Directors Guild of America
Contract Administration - East
The DGA Contract Administration-East (DGACA-East) maintains lists of individuals who have met the minimum requirements as set forth in the DGA Basic Agreement for work as Unit Production Managers, First Assistant Directors, and Second Assistant Directors in the Motion Picture Industry. The Directors Guild of America (DGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and TV Producers (AMPTP) negotiate the requirements for placement on the Qualification Lists. A Board of Trustees appointed by the AMPTP establishes the DGACA-East policies. Companies signatory to the DGA Basic Agreement give preference of employment to individuals on the Qualification Lists.
The DGACA-East is not affiliated with the Directors Guild of America. For specific questions regarding the DGA please contact them directly. Information is available on its website at www.dga.org. The DGA National Headquarters is located in Los Angeles, California and may be reached by telephone, (310) 289-2000. To reach the New York office, telephone (212) 581-0370.
For information and placement on the Southern California, Third Area, UPM Multi-Camera, or ISA Multi-Camera Lists contact DGACA (818) 461-0916 or www.dgaca.org.
The Commercial Qualification List Administration (212) 397-0930 maintains New York, Southern California and Third Area Commercial Qualification Lists. For Commercial QL requirements please go to www.dga-cql.org.
|Work as a Production Assistant does not qualify applicants for placement on the DGACA-East Qualification Lists. Please contact the Commercial Qualification List Administration if your work experience is as a Set PA.
Work on commercials, music videos, documentaries, or industrial films does not qualify applicants for placement on the DGACA-East Qualification Lists. Please contact the Commercial Qualification List Administration if your work experience falls in these areas.
Work on animated projects does not qualify applicants for placement on the DGACA-East Qualification Lists.
We recommend that you read this site thoroughly to get an overview of the requirements and download an application. For further information and to discuss your particular background, contact the DGACA-East Administrative Office.
DGACA-EAST requires all applicants to call the office at 914.747.2979 to discuss their application prior to submission.
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