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ADA Safe Management of Productions course a great success

The ADA held its first bespoke health and safety course on Saturday 3rd June in central London and the feedback from the delegates was overwhelmingly positive with average scores of 4.9 / 5 across all areas covered. This 1-day course was the first to be specifically directed at Assistant Directors and the critical role they play […]

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Try the new digital callsheet On Set Updates

On Set Updates is a modern way to keep your entire crew up to date with progress on set. From the strike crew waiting to hear that the scene is complete to the production coordinator watching for the first turnover of the day, the On Set Updates system keeps everyone’s fingers on the pulse. The […]

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ADA Safe Management of Productions 1-day Course – Sat 3rd June, London

  A specially-commissioned ADA 1-day course for all Assistant Directors keen to get the latest Production Safety Passport, which is valid for 5 years and the only industry-led scheme recognising the health and safety training in the film and TV sectors. Costs – ADA Members £95 BECTU Members £105 Non-members £120 Our bespoke content covers […]

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ADA partners with NFTS for STUDENT PROGRAMME

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) announces it is the first film school to partner with the Assistant Directors Association (ADA), which represents Assistant Directors (ADs) and Runners in the UK, on its new Student Programme. All students enrolled onto the new NFTS  Assistant Directing and Floor Managing Diploma receive membership to the ADA, […]

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What is the Grapevine?

It’s time to get on the Channel 2 Grapevine to help protect your rates. Over 250 ADs already use the Grapevine – Do You? Sign up here – www.tinyurl.com/ADGrapevine A little background history to the Grapevine In 2015 the BECTU Assistant Directors branch published a comprehensive rate card for ADs working in the UK, the […]

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How much are Assistant Directors paid?

Another excellent piece of research by film data specialist Stephen Follows. Stephen interviewed 44 working Assistant Directors in the UK and in the US. He asked them how much they get paid, what they think about their working conditions and what advice they have for the next generation of AD’s. Follow this link to his […]

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How many AD’s are out there?

Take a look at this interesting piece of research by film data specialist Stephen Follows. After extensive research into over 4,000 productions in the UK and in the US between 1994 and 2015, Stephen has come up with an interesting analysis of the Assistant Directors department alongside some interesting statistics. Follow this link to his […]

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Ten good tips for a clearer CV

Putting together the members pages of this website has led to seeing well over a hundred CV’s from our department. It would be good share a few thoughts on what makes them tick… what stands out …and what doesn’t. Particularly aimed at those who are not long established 1st AD’s, but rather those starting their […]

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Indibook – exclusive free trial for ADA members

Indibook is the world’s first online crew booking service, combining convenience and speed with professional human backup.  With Indibook, freelance crew can now be found, booked and messaged by production companies online, 24/7 from anywhere in the world.  If there is ever a problem, the Indibook team can resolve any issues so there is always someone to talk to, just […]

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The ADA Student. Climbing the ladder

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