Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update (7/9/2020):

RE: The 2021 Application Season - We anticipate to take applications when it typically goes live in September, HOWEVER, this can change depending on how the local, state, federal pandemic response evolves. We hope to have more details by late July, so please check back here for those updates.

Our Trustees and staff have decided to postpone 2020 Assessment Center to later this year.  Unfortunately, we do not have more specific dates at this time.  Emails have been sent to all candidates whether they have been invited or not.  Please email us if you believe you should have received a response.

The ADTP offices are closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to adhere to city, county and state mandates to Stay-At-Home.  Staff will be teleworking during our normal business hours at this time (Mon- Fri, 9am-5:30pm).  

We ask that all inquiries be emailed to us at as it's checked frequently.

You're welcome to contact our Program Administrator directly for any urgent concerns.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as this may cause a delay to some of our regular processes including stipend payments.  Thank you, and please stay well!

Who We Are


The mission of the Directors Guild–Producer Training Plan is to provide motion picture and television industry training as directed by the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers and the Directors Guild of America.
The Assistant Directors Training Program recruits a diverse group of applicants from across the United States and provides selected candidates with education, training and paid experience in professional settings, facilitating their development into successful Assistant Directors. The Training Program’s ultimate goal is to provide the Directors Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers with Assistant Directors of the highest quality and professionalism.
The Directors Guild-Producer Training Plan offers safety training to Directors Guild of America covered employees and provides seminars covering current changes to collective bargaining agreements and local, state and federal filming regulations; to all motion picture and television industry employees, working within the classifications of Unit Production Manager and Assistant Director.


* Note that we do not train participants to be producers.  This program offers training specifically to learn the craft of an assistant director.

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