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ACTRA- Canadian union with jurisdiction over film, television, commercial and video production talent. ACTRA is the largest of three unions with similar jurisdictions in Canada. SAG Actors from the US may work ACTRA work provided they are covered under a SAG agreement.
A.D.- The Assistant Director also known as Associate Director (the more empowering political correct term). Often a DGA (Directors Guild of America) position with full authority to act on behalf of the director. There are various levels of AD, starting with First AD, followed by multiple levels of “Second AD” positions. The budget, nature and size of the production often determine their individual duties and responsibilities. The First AD is often referred to as “the first” or “number one”, with the seconds referred to an in order or manner determined by the First AD. http://www.dga.org
The following is from the wing as an addition to the above posting:
My attention was recently drawn to your glossary for SAG actors and I wanted to point out a couple of things about your entry on the American Theatre Wing.
ATW founded The Tony Awards in 1947, and since 1967 we have produced and presented them in partnership with The Broadway League.
However, ATW is an independent, not for profit service organization dedicated to helping people understand how theatre is made, in the words of the people who make theatre; it is the Broadway League that is an association of Broadway producers, general managers and theatre owners.
In our efforts to serve the theatre community not only in New York but nationally, we have established an extensive multi-media website, with more than 700 hours of free material, separate from that of the Tonys. The ATW site can be found at www.americantheatrewing.org.
Thank you for including us in your glossary and I hope this material can be incorporated into your capsule description of our work.
American Theatre Wing
570 Seventh Avenue - Suite 501
New York, NY 10018
P: 212-765-0606 x341
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