Stipend Form and Card Replacement

How to request your Stipend* payment...


In order to receive your stipend payment for attending DGPTP Safety Training you must click on the Download Stipend Acknowledgment Form button above to download the form.  Complete, sign and return this form to:



Attn.: Stipend

15301 Ventura Blvd. Bldg E #1075

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403



Email a scanned or digitally signed version to

Please allow 4-8 weeks to receive the stipend payment.  If you do not receive your stipend payment or there are issues regarding it, please email us at We will be glad to assist you.

How to replace a lost Safety Passport or Card ...


Follow the instructions below to update your personal information with CSATTF, or to request a Passcard replacement.


Go to, scroll down to the "Personal Information Update" header, and click on the "Passcard Replacement" link.


A PDF form will open.


Be sure to fill in all applicable fields, print legibly, sign and return the form using one of the following methods:


Mail to:

Contract Services Administration Training Trust Fund

2710 Winona Avenue

Burbank, CA 91504


Fax to:



E-mail to:

Click on the above link to download Adobe Reader

Stipend* Request FAQ


I took the DGA Safety Training previously.  Do I need to do it again?

No.  You may call our office at (818) 386-2545 and we can confirm that you in fact attended the class.


I would like to take this class again.  Can I RSVP and re-attend?

Currently we are only offering this to DGA members that have not taken this class in the past.  We need to ensure everyone that has not already taken this class has the opportunity to be trained by July 1, 2014.  Once this deadline has passed, repeat attendance will be considered.


Where do I RSVP?

The DGA RSVP line.  Go to the members only page and log in for the DGA Calendar.  Note that you must RSVP at least three (3) business days prior to the class.


Stipend Payment Questions

Who can apply for a stipend?**

The DGPTP offers a stipend to Assistant Directors, Unit Production Managers, Stage Managers and Associate Directors in the motion picture and television industry for whom this training is mandatory and are on the Southern California Qualification Lists, Southern California Eligible to Work Lists and/or Associate Directors and Stage Managers eligible to work in Southern California list who successfully complete the course.


Can I get a “retro” payment for voluntarily taking the Safety Pass Course before the mandatory roll out?

No.  In accordance with the July 1, 2011 agreement between the DGA and The Alliance Of Motion Picture & Television Producers ("AMPTP") a new section 14-114  ”additional training " was added to the DGA Basic Agreement.  That new section provides, among other things, that “once the training course becomes mandatory, the Directors Guild-Producer Training Plan shall pay employees who attend the safety passport training course…”.  The DGA and AMPTP determined that mandatory training begins as of October 1, 2013.  Therefore, payments will be made to individuals who attend mandatory training classes on or after October 1, 2013.


Why is a stipend paid now that training is mandatory?

As noted in the response to the question above, new section 14-114 of the DGA Basic Agreement requires that "The Directors Guild-Producer Training Plan shall pay employees who attend the safety passport training course . . ."


How do I get my stipend payment?

You would complete the “Stipend Acknowledgement Form”.  Click above on the "Download the Stipend Acknowledgment Form",  download, complete, print off and return it to the address noted on the form.  You will receive a check in 4-8 weeks.


Where do I mail the completed “Stipend Acknowledgement Form”?

The DGPTP.  The address is on the form and on this website.


I mailed my form in but never received the check.  What do I do?

Call the DGPTP at (818) 386-2545 and we will be glad to assist you with this issue.


What happens if I do not attend this training by July 1, 2014?

Because it is now a condition of employment based on the language in the DGA Basic Agreement, you will be ineligible to work.

* The DGPTP/ADTP does not withhold taxes on these stipend payments as these payments are not compensation.  For questions regarding possible tax implications please contact your tax advisor.  You are responsible for payment and reporting of any taxes relating to the stipend payments.

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