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AD/UPM East Council

The Eastern AD/UPM Council is the elected body that represents the nearly 1,200 Assistant Director and Unit Production Manager members of the Guild who reside and/or work in film, television, commercials and new media the East and Midwest regions.

This section provides AD/UPM members with information that is specific to their categories; and the public with information about the activities of this council. Please click the "more" button for a welcome message from Western AD/UPM Council Chair Kathleen McGill. DGA Members, log in for meeting times and other Council information.
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Kathleen McGill

The Eastern AD/UPM Council coordinates the activities of many hard-working committees. These committees deal with current issues and problems facing Assistant Directors, Unit Production Managers and Location Managers.

Jurisdiction and staffing, currency training, new technology, sustainability, and government and community relations are among the issues being worked on by your fellow members.

Our monthly Eastern AD/UPM Council meetings are the second Tuesday of every month at 7:15pm at the DGA Headquarters, 110 West 57th Street, 7th Floor, New York. There’s a buffet dinner starting at 6:45 pm so we would encourage you to attend the meeting if you are an AD or UPM member, and come early for dinner. It’s a great opportunity to mingle and network with other members of your union and then to see how the council works.

You can read more about the committees here on the website, but the best way to become involved is to come to a meeting. If you don’t reside in New York, you can still contact us and participate in committee activity by email or phone on many occasions.

Our Council meetings are full of information and camaraderie, addressing current issues and working toward improving the future. Your attendance makes us even stronger. You will find a list of your elected representatives here. Please contact any of us with your questions about the Guild or the Council, or with any work questions or issues you may be encountering. If we don’t have the answer for you, we will direct you to someone who can answer you.

It is our great honor and privilege to be members of the Guild; it is also our responsibility to keep it strong and current. Please come join us in that effort. You will be warmly welcomed.

Sincerely,

Kathleen McGill,
Eastern AD/UPM Council Chair

Contact
Neil J. Dudich
Associate Eastern Executive Director
(212) 258-0803
neild@dga.org
Yara Gharib
Administrative Assistant
(212) 258-0806
YGharib@dga.org
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DGA-Producer Pension and Health Plans Information

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