The Assistant Directing team

A chance to gain one-to-one interaction with  some of the most successful Assistant Directors in the business.

  • Duration 5 days
  • Location Pinewood
  • Price £599 +VAT

Course Summary

  • Understanding the Assistant Directing Team
  • The relationship between the members of the Assistant Directing team and other departments
  • Schedules 
  • Running the floor 
  • Forward planning 
  • Call Sheets 
  • Communications 
  • Artist care 
  • Out of the box thinking
    Director and first AD relationship
    Producer/Line Producer and the Assistant Directing team
    Managing large sets and communicating specific needs and deadlines
    Communicating effectively with other departments
    Day-to-day crew management
    Dealing with large crowd/ background artists
    Background Action
    Dealing with supporting actors agencies
    Identify different roles on set
    Set etiquette

More information

  • On booking, you will be emailed a course pack which will include all the information required.
  • Course times are 9am – 4pm. Please note that we reserve the right to amend hours before the beginning of the course, in which case you will be informed. 
  • Upon arrival, you will be introduced to your allocated course coordinator who will be your main point of call during your time at CMS.
  • The course needs to be fully paid 30 days before the start date.
  • If you book within the 30 days period the course needs to be paid in full.
  • You can cancel the course up to 30 days before the course begins and receive a full refund.
  • If you cancel a course after this 30 day period, you can transfer your credit to another course but you are not entitled to a refund.
  • We reserve the right to cancel/postpone any course up until 2 weeks before the start date, in which case you will be entitled to a full refund or transfer of dates.
  • We reserve the right to change the tutor with a suitable replacement on any course up until the course start date.
  • Refunds take up to 30 days to process.
  • 4-week courses can be booked in full or as individual weeks.
  • If your course falls over a bank holiday teaching hours will be extended to cover hours missed.
  • On completion of your course, you will receive a certificate.
  • For info on travel and accommodation read more here 

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