Joining Terms & Conditions

We welcome new members from all forms of filmed media who work as professional Assistant Directors and Set Runners.

Applicants for membership must supply the names and contact details of a minimum of two ADA members as referees who can be contacted if required. If this is difficult, contact us so that a committee member can get in touch with you.

Members must undertake to support the objectives and aims of the ADA and are required to attend the AGM providing written reasons for not attending.

The ADA asks that, wherever possible, members use other ADA members as part of their team and recommend this to productions when they are looking for crew.

We ask that you make a commitment to not undercut a fellow member when negotiating pay. Also support the committees recommendations and ADA alerts with regard to non payers and dangerous working practices.

We consider it very important to be an active member by responding to the ADA’s requests for information and contributing to its future strength by being involved.

Before being accepted, prospective members are sometimes asked to respond to our AD Survey to help us gather data and information about the current state of our department. This response is kept anonymous and is purely for internal research and information.

Annual subscriptions from April 2017 are:

BECTU members:  1st AD: £60   2nd AD: £45   3rd AD/Set Runners: £30.

Non-BECTU members:  1st AD: £90  2nd AD:£70  3rd AD/Set Runners: £45

Subscriptions are ONLY payable by bank standing order. Those not paying by S/O will be charged a £25 book keeping fee. All those joining or restarting a lapsed membership pay a once only £35 administration fee.

Subscriptions being more than three months in arrears will mean loss of membership.

We ask that members notify us three months before their renewal date if they wish to leave the ADA. It would also be helpful to know their reasons for leaving.

THE ADA CAN ONLY BUILD ITS STRENGTH AND INFLUENCE TO BENEFIT MEMBERS IF WE HAVE AN ACTIVE AND SUPPORTIVE MEMBERSHIP – That’s YOU!

The ADA Committee  | March 2017