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Assistant Directors in the UK, at any level did not have an organisation that represented their interests. That is why the ADA was created. There is an enormous surge of interest in driving forward new and realistic rates of pay for what is one of the most important positions of responsibility on a film crew.

With a recent big increase in new members, you will join the largest group of AD’s and Set Runners in the UK working to improve the rates and conditions of AD’s in all forms of production. It is essential you join us and become an active and involved member in helping to achieve these aims. Struggling to get rates of pay on a par with other departments has proved virtually impossible without support from colleagues.

We want to provide support and training to our members. We also hope those beginning their career in our department will use the resources and facilities of the ADA to become first class Assistant Directors.

Some of the solutions we are working on are:

  • Continuing to refine and improve rates and terms and conditions of employment across the industry
  • Developing and distributing the most comprehensive guide to AD’s and Set Runners in the UK film industry
  • Certified and on the job training
  • The creation of the ADA Trainee programme
  • The introduction of the ADA Student programme for film and media students as part of their studies
  • Increased benefits and discounts for our members

ADA Representation

Creating a better working life for AD’s across all areas of the industry with representation at important industry discussions. Being part of a large network of experienced AD’s offering support and advice on all forms of production. Improving Terms & Conditions is only really effective as a group.

Online Community

An association keeping at the forefront of online social media. As modern communication evolves we provide important information quickly via as many mediums as possible. Your own page in the most comprehensive online guide to AD’s and set runners in the UK.  Optimised to help productions hire AD’s in all regions of the country and regularly sent to hundreds of industry professionals.

Discounts

A growing range of great discounts across all aspects of the industry. From clothing to software, equipment and services. Also savings on industry training courses.

Resources

Access to our extensive database of information. Providing documents with useful contacts, information and industry approved and tested paperwork. 

Training

Training courses keep the AD department up to date with current legislation and train those looking to improve their knowledge of the roles within our department. Discounted rates for members.

Members Network Events

An association which is run by its members for its members. We understand the importance of communication between individuals and grades.

How to join the ADA?

  • To join you have to be an Assistant Director or Set Runner in any filmed media in the UK.  BECTU members are offered reduced subscription rates
  • Only ADA members have access to the members pages on the website
  • Please read carefully the terms and conditions of becoming an ADA member
  • When completed please scan and email to:  membership@adauk.org
  • Please do not post to our mailing address at Halliford Studios as this may cause delays

Applicants must provide two references from ADA members. These can be emailed to the above address. If you have difficulty providing these references please inform us so a committee member can contact you.

Once your application is successful we will notify you by email asking you to supply more details for your entry on the members pages including a current photo. You will also be given access to the members only pages of the website.

Terms & Conditions
1st AD

  • Membership fees for 2017

  • £60 / year
  • BECTU Members

  • £90 / year
  • non-BECTU Members

  • Fees are only payable by Bank Standing Order

    For non-BECTU Members, there is a once-only administration fee of £35 paid on application.
2nd AD

  • Membership fees for 2017

  • £45 / year
  • BECTU Members

  • £70 / year
  • non-BECTU Members

  • Fees are only payable by Bank Standing Order

    For non-BECTU Members, there is a once-only administration fee of £35 paid on application.
3rd AD / Set Runner

  • Membership fees for 2017

  • £30 / year
  • BECTU Members

  • £45 / year
  • non-BECTU Members

  • Fees are only payable by Bank Standing Order

    For non-BECTU Members, there is a once-only administration fee of £35 paid on application.

Please contact us for any queries about membership at membership@adauk.org
We look forward to welcoming you to the ADA