FILM / TV PROGRAM APPLICATION FOR 2021


Application Process


This Application consists of Five (5) Parts. Please read carefully. Deadline date: Monday, March 15, 2021. Upon successful and timely receipt of this application and all requested documents eligible applicants will receive confirmation of Phase One of the formal assessment process. Incomplete applications will not be considered for further review.

Phase One, on-line testing is administered by an independent assessment organization and consists of written exercises designed to evaluate problem-solving skills, interpersonal orientation and temperament.

Testing date is in Saturday, May 8, 2021. Testing will take place online only. Several criteria are used to determine who continues on to phase two: on-line testing score, application responses, including relevant work, life experience, and recommendations. Applicants requesting testing accommodations must submit official documentation of disability with application. Please call the program office at 212-397-0930 for further details.

Phase Two consists of an individual in-depth interview conducted by the assessment organization. Interviews will be scheduled during the month of June 2021. Final candidates will then be invited to participate in Phase Three.

Phase Three, scheduled for July 2021, will be an interview with the Training Program’s Board of Trustees who will make the final selection. The Program tentatively scheduled to begin in September 2021.

Successful completion of the Program will qualify graduates for admittance as 2nd Assistant Directors to the Directors Guild of America.


List of requirements for submitting application.

Thank you for applying to the DGA Assistant Director Training Program! The 2021 application is now closed.