Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update (9/17/2020):
2021 Applications are now LIVE! Please visit our Application Page for details. Deadline is November 9, 2020.
Our Trustees and staff have decided to postpone 2020 Assessment Center until further notice. 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.
DGPTP staff will continue to telework during our normal business hours at this time (Mon- Fri, 9am-5:30pm).
We ask that all inquiries be emailed to us at email@example.com as it's checked frequently.
You're welcome to contact our Program Administrator (Lila@dgptp.com) 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 or directors. This program offers training specifically to learn the craft of an Assistant Director.