Assistant Director Training Programs Offer Hiring Incentives


September 2, 2022

Under the supervision of an Assistant Director, Trainees can perform a range of DGA sanc-tioned duties that far exceed those performed by Production Assistants. Hiring a DGA Trainee is a great way to stretch production dollars and the Assistant Director Training Programs in Los Angeles and New York are offering incentives to productions willing do so.

For Both Programs:

  • Employers get a 20% reimbursement on the salary of additional trainees when they employ two or more at the same time.

For the West Coast Program:

  • Distant Location reimbursement of up to 50% of Trainee’s transportation, per diem and housing costs.

For the New York Program:

  • Employers get a Distant Location reimbursement for round trip airfare and up to $100 per day for lodging.

If your production is interested in hiring a trainee, visit the West Coast program website at, or call (818) 386-2545; or the New York program website at or call (212) 397-0930.