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QL General Requirements

(Excerpted from Article 14 of the 2017 Basic Agreement between the DGA and the AMPTP)

General Requirements:

14-202 No person can be on any Southern California Qualification List and on any New York Area Qualification List simultaneously.
14-203 The employment required under this Article 14 for placement on a List may be satisfied by employment with signatory companies to any agreement with the Guild and/or with non-signatory companies, except that work performed under this BA for a signatory company by any person not employed as an Assistant Director or Unit Production Manager shall not be counted as qualifying experience for any purpose under this Article 14. All such employment must be performed in the United States or, if in another country, only on motion pictures on which the employment of American First Assistant Directors would not have been prohibited by labor restriction, law or quota.
14-204 (c) …DGACA-East (has) been established by and on behalf of the Employers. (It) shall be administered in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
14-205 For the purposes of this Article 14 only, "motion pictures of the type covered hereunder" shall refer to theatrical motion pictures and television motion pictures (including videodisc/videocassette, pay television and basic cable motion pictures) of the type covered by this BA or by the DGA Freelance Live and Tape Television Agreement....
14-301 ...The parties confirm that work primarily as a location manager shall not be counted as qualifying experience for any purpose under Section 14-300.
14-304 …An individual’s workdays on motion pictures on which someone else was employed as Unit Production Manager shall not be counted as qualifying workdays for any purpose under this Article 14 by virtue of the individual performing UPM functions delegated to him or her…
14-901 Any person claiming to have fulfilled the Qualification Lists requirements herein must make a written application to …DGACA-East to be so classified, no later than six (6) months following the completion of the last work assignment to be considered. Such person shall have the burden of establishing and proving any such claim by appropriate documentation.

Before placing any individual on a Qualification List …DGACA-East shall notify the Guild of each application for placement. The Guild shall have thirty (30) calendar days from the date of such notice within which to file objections and the reasons therefor with …DGACA-East.  Failure to file objections and the reasons therefor within said time period shall constitute a waiver of all objections. …DGACA-East shall consider in good faith any objections the Guild may have to the individual's placement...