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UPM Specific Requirements

REQUIREMENTS NYQL: UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER
(Excerpted from Article 14 of the 2014 Basic Agreement between the DGA and the AMPTP)

14-404 (a) A First Assistant Director will qualify for the New York Area UPMs' Qualification List if such First Assistant Director has completed at least two hundred sixty (260) working days as a First Assistant Director in the production of motion pictures of the type covered hereunder. Of such working days, no more than twenty-five percent (25%) may be spent in preparation or office work and at least seventy-five percent (75%) must be spent with the actual shooting company. Of the seventy-five percent (75%) spent with the actual shooting company, ten percent (10%) must be on distant location.
(b) Also, an individual who has completed three hundred fifty (350) days in work as a Unit Production Manager in the production of motion pictures of the type covered hereunder shall be eligible for placement on the New York Area UPMs' Qualification List. Of such working days, no more than twenty-five percent (25%) may be spent in preparation or office work and at least seventy-five percent (75%) must be spent with the actual shooting company.
(c) An Assistant Director will qualify for the New York Area UPMs Qualification List if the Assistant Director has completed at least six hundred (600) working days as a Unit Production Manager and/or a First Assistant Director and/or Second Assistant Director in the production of motion pictures of the type covered hereunder; two hundred (200) of these six hundred (600) days must be earned after the Assistant Director is placed on a New York Area Qualification List. Of such two hundred (200) days, no more than twenty-five percent (25%) may be spent in preparation or office work and at least seventy-five percent (75%) must be spent with the actual shooting company.