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1st Assistant Director

During preproduction the 1st AD works in conjunction with the UPM in organizing the crew, securing equipment script break down, stripboard (production board) prep, and shooting schedule. During production he/she assists the director with respect to on-set production details, coordinates and supervises crew and cast activities and facilitates an organized flow of production activity.


Specific duties will include:

  • Prepare script breakdown and preliminary shooting schedule with the UPM
  • Aid in location business, as delegated by the UPM
  • Check weather reports
  • Prepare day-out-of-day  schedules  for  talent  employment  and  determine  the  cast  and crew calls
  • Supervise the preparation of the call sheet for cast and crew
  • Direct background action and supervise crowd control
  • Supervise the functioning of the shooting set and crew
Generally in charge of overseeing the day-to-day management of the cast and crew including scheduling, equipment, script and the set.
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