New Terms and Conditions for drama and TV

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New Terms and Conditions for drama and TV

Following recent discussions between BECTU and the ADA, new terms and conditions have been published for the engagement of AD’s in UK Film Production.

Click on the following link to download a copy

Terms and Conditions for Drama and TV

Movie Magic course – Update

We are pleased to announce that we will be combining our MM course with BECTU. This will help to reduce costs considerably. However due to the time needed to put these cost savings into place, including possible bursaries, the course will now not happen until the autumn. If not already done, please make sure to register your interest by emailing


There is a big increase in the amount of people now joining the ADA. By becoming a member you will join the largest group of AD’s and runners in the UK. In order to improve the rates and conditions of AD’s in all forms of production in the UK it is essential you support us to achieve these aims. There is an enormous surge of interest in driving forwards new and realistic rates of pay for what is one of the most important positions of responsibility on a film crew. Join up now and become an active and involved member in helping to achieve these aims.

All UK based AD’s & Runners can take our 2015 surveys

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

Open to ADA members and non-members

If you are a UK based AD or runner. Please take one of our 2015 surveys by clicking on the links below. By doing this you will help us gather information that will help us with our future plans. It could therefore help you too.  It is optional to add your name, so anonymity is possible. If you do complete a 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.

If you are a 1st AD  please Click HERE

If you are a 2nd or 3rd AD or a runner please click HERE






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.

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