In 2007, the NY DGA Assistant Director Training Program established a specific track for training in the production of television commercials in the New York area.
This two-year program combines on-the-job training with educational seminars. Trainees work on the sets of various commercials. They work under the supervision of DGA members - First Assistant Directors and Second Assistant Directors until graduation. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be qualified to join the DGA (Directors Guild of America) as Second Assistant Directors.
In 2010, the commercial program expanded to Los Angeles.
Interested candidates MUST have a foundation and experience within the commercial production industry.
Applications for both the New York and Los Angeles Commercial Programs will be available in
January 2015. To obtain further information and a commercial application, please contact the
Program at (212)397-0930. (NOTE: The application on this website is for the Film/TV Program only)