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Do I need to have professional directing experience to apply?
Yes. You should have some professional experience that reflects your talent, skill and ability in order to apply.
Must I submit letters of recommendation from TV or Film Professionals?
No, but it is recommended that at least one letter of recommendation be from someone in the entertainment field who knows your work as a director.
Do I need to be DGA to apply?
No, DGA membership is not required. Both DGA and Non-DGA members are eligible to apply.
Do you accept submission from co-directors and/or directing teams?
Yes. Although both directors should be included on one application, individual information should be included for each director. There should be one video introduction with both directors included.
Will you confirm receipt of my application?
Yes, we will confirm receipt of any application submitted.
May I deliver my application in person?
Will I receive feedback on my submission?
No. Due to the high volume of submissions to the program we are unable to provide you with feedback.
How many Directors will be selected for the program?
There will be 5 participants chosen for the program.
Will I be paid to participate in the program?
No. This is not a form of employment. It is a program designed to offer opportunities, guidance and mentorship.
May I maintain other forms of employment while participating in the program?
Yes, but you must commit to attend and engage fully in all activities, workshops and events provided by the program.
What is the duration of the Program?
The program lasts approximately 3 months.
Will participation in the Program guarantee me a job?
No. We cannot guarantee any kind of job or employment.
Will participation in the Program gain me membership into the DGA?
No. Participation in the program will not correspond to DGA membership. However details for joining the DGA can be found at their website: www.dga.org
Will participation in the workshop guarantee that I will be signed at a commercial production company?
No. Although we cannot guarantee that participation in the program will correspond to you signing at a production company, we hope that your participation in the workshop will support your career efforts and the possibility of being signed.
Is there an application fee?
No, there is no application fee. It is free to apply to the program.