Announcing the names of the new Trainees accepted in the 2017 Film & Commercial Programs...

The New York Assistant Director Training Program is designed to provide opportunities for a limited number of individuals to become Assistant Directors in Film, Film Television & Commercial production. This is a two year program consisting of up to 350 days of on-the-job training combined with seminars and special assignments. A rotation system places Trainees on the sets of various features, television series and commercials shooting primarily in the New York City vicinity. There they work under the supervision of DGA members - Second Assistant Directors, First Assistant Directors and Unit Production Managers until graduation. Upon completion of the program, graduates are qualified to join the DGA (Directors Guild of America) as Second Assistant Directors.
After over 40 years of successfully training Assistant Directors for careers in feature film and television, the program expanded into the area of commercial production. Now in its 6th year, trainees spend two years learning and working predominantly in the production of television commercials.

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