Yes – there will be a reduced fee.
Count the number of days you have worked as a Daily in the AD Department. If under 50, apply as AD Trainee. If over 50, apply as AD Runner.
Comedies recorded in front of an audience are covered in ‘Continuing Drama & Soaps’. Any other comedy is in the ‘Film & Drama’ strand.
Up to 25% of the ‘days worked’ can be Prep days. For example -
1st AD - maximum of 125 Prep days will count in the 500 days required
2nd AD - maximum of 125 Prep days will count
Crowd 2nd / Floor 2nd / 3rd AD - maximum of 75 Prep days will count
Lock-offs should be considered as AD Trainee days. Shadowing days can also be considered to help those close to completing their Trainee days to ensure they progress to AD Runner.
Self-certification is designed for ADs to join at their current grade, reflecting their experience in that role. To use the above example, the applicant has more than enough days to join as a full Guild 2nd AD, or they can join as a 1st AD and progress from there to complete the required days.
References for self-certification can be as follows -
1st AD: 1st AD / Director / UPM / LP / Producer
2nd AD: 1st AD / 2nd AD / Director / UPM / LP / Producer
Crowd 2nd AD / Floor 2nd AD: 1st AD / 2nd AD / Director / UPM / LP / Producer
3rd AD: 1st AD / 2nd AD / Director / UPM / LP / Producer
Key AD Runner: 1st AD / 2nd AD / 3rd AD / Director / UPM / LP / Producer
AD Runner: 1st AD / 2nd AD / 3rd AD / Director / UPM / LP / Producer
AD Trainee: 1st AD / 2nd AD / 3rd AD / Director / UPM / LP / Producer
The AD Guild is aiming to carry out another anonymous rates survey. We understand that not everyone’s experience so far will have been obtained at previous minimum and recommended rates. More information on this will be published as soon as we have it.
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