Useful APPS

We just launched a new page for the members, it has over 80 apps suggestions for your iphone, ipads and ...

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The Job Pinboard

Another great benefit to our growing membership starts today. We are  launching the new Job Pinboard. A great place to ...

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Spreading the word

For many people one of the main reasons for joining the ADA is to broaden their opportunities for work. This site ...

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New T&Cs proposal

Today we have on the site our proposal for Drama Terms and Conditions. You can find them under the member's ...

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All UK based 1st AD’s can take our 2015 survey

We have just launched the biggest ever survey of First Assistant Directors in the UK

Open to ADA members and non-members

If you are a UK based 1st AD. Please take our 2015 survey by clicking on the link below. By doing this you will help us gather information that will help us with our future plans. It is optional to add your name, so anonymity is possible. If you do complete the survey, providing your name, and come to our AGM on the 15th February, you will be entered into a draw to win a £50 Apple voucher.

Click HERE to do the survey

We are also launching surveys for all other grades in the coming weeks.




Please note that owing to work commitments the date of our AGM-SOCIAL has been changed. It is now Sunday 15th February at 6pm. The location is the same. The New Inn.  62 St mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5EX.  Come and join us. More details below.

Members and non-members welcome at our AGM- Social

PLEASE NOTE ….    For work reasons we have had to change the date of our AGM

The AGM will now be held at 6pm on Sunday 15th February at the New Inn, 62 St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5EX. This will also be a social and networking event for all. Come and meet other members of your department, ask the committee your questions, share your ideas and experiences, network with other AD’s and runners and have a drink on us!  We will be sharing our latest news and plans for 2015. Please come along and join us. Everyone in our department is welcome.

A merry christmas and a happy new year …

…to all our members and all our friends across the industry.
Coming in January: The ADA Survey. The biggest ever nationwide survey of assistant directors in the UK.
On 7th February: Come and network with ADA members and non members alike. A social evening, combining our AGM. Open to all.
Also in 2015: The launch of the much awaited ADA Trainee and ADA Volunteer programmes.

New join page. October 2014

We have now completed the changes to the joining process.
Please follow the instructions having clicked on the Join tab above.

Joining process update. September 2014

We are in the process of changing the application procedure for new members. The new page describing the process with links to application forms and terms of membership will soon be going live. In the meantime please email  for further information and the relevant paperwork for your application.

We look forward to welcoming you to the ADA.

New joining fee in August 2014

As from the beginning of August 2014 the ADA will be introducing a joining fee. This will be a very reasonable £20.  This is substantially less than all other guilds and associations in our industry and will also help us to finance ongoing administration costs and help fund the new ADA national survey. This aims to gather information about all areas of production across the UK and help build a better picture of pay and conditions both in film and TV. We hope, if you are considering applying for membership you will do so soon in order to avoid paying this new fee.

The new ADA Volunteer Scheme

Over the past six months we have been discussing the introduction of a new grade of membership designed to attract students who are on one of the many film and media courses up and down the country. We are very aware that many of these students would benefit from the experience of witnessing the shooting part of the film making process.  We are now nearer to the launch of what will now be called the ADA Volunteer Scheme.  This is not a trainee or intern position. Nor is it to become a source of free labour for productions. It is designed to introduce newcomers to our industry, invite them to shoots which ADA 1st AD’s are on and let them see what our work entails. They will not be paid, and can be invited to take part in the shoot at the discretion of the 1st AD. We will shortly be setting up a special page on the site to list these new members. There will be a limited number of places available and a limited number of days that the Volunteers can be invited to shoots. There will be a small yearly fee to be included in the scheme. We hope that productions will agree to re-imburse travel costs and feed the volunteer while on the set. More news soon.

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