Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update (3/23/2020):

As a precautionary measure, the ADTP offices will be closed until further notice in response to growing concerns of the spread of COVID-19.  ADTP staff will be teleworking during our normal business hours at this time. 

For any urgent concerns, feel free to contact our Program Administrator directly. 

Otherwise, we ask that all other questions be emailed to us at as it's checked daily and frequently. 

Our Trustees and staff are re-evaluating the next phase of our process.  At this time, notifications regarding Assessment Center 2020 will go out per our usual timeline as outlined on this site.  

We appreciate your understanding and patience as this may cause a delay to some of our processes.

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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