August 10, 2001

Assistant Directors Training Program Offers Unique Career Opportunity

Sherman Oaks, CA — The Assistant Directors Training Program is now accepting applications for its Class of 2002. Established in 1965, the program is a joint venture of the Directors Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Each year the program accepts approximately 10 to 25 individuals from among more than 800 applicants.

Assistant Director Trainees are paid to work and learn on the sets of various feature films, TV series and television movies.

While "on the set," Trainees learn administrative and organizational production skills including set operations, paperwork, and how to supervise cast and crew members. They also study the working conditions and collective bargaining agreements of more than twenty guilds and unions.

among the diverse group of almost 500 program graduates are numerous producers, studio executives and unit production managers as well as assistant directors and some directors. Training Program Administrator John Slosser is a graduate of the ADTP and states, "With the rapidly changing technology of producing and distributing films and television, we are committed to ADTP graduates being always on the ofrefront of that change. The ADTP is continually evolving in order to provide our Trainees with the beest information, experience, and techniques available."

Eligibility requirements are listed in ADTP application. Interested individuals can download applications from or have applications mailed to them by phoning the ADTP office at 818-386-2545. Completed applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. November 15, 2001.

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