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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.

Thomas J. WhelanThis section provides members with information that is specific to their categories; and the public with information about the activities of this council. DGA Members, log in for meeting times and other Council information.

A Welcome Message from Council Chair Tom Whelan

Your 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.

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

I encourage you to become involved. You can learn more about what these committees are doing by attending our monthly Council meetings, and also by checking out the committee descriptions here on the website. Even if you do not live in the New York area, still consider participating as much of the work can be done by email and conference calls.

Here, among other items, you will find a list of your elected representatives. These are your fellow AD/UPM members who represent the interests of your categories in the Directors Guild. Please feel free to contact any of these individuals with questions you may have regarding the Guild, your Council, or the various functioning Committees of the Council. You may also address work-related problems you may be having, or situations you feel need to be discussed. If they cannot answer your questions, they will direct you to someone who can.

Your monthly Council meetings are open to all AD/UPM members. They are not only informative (and occasionally entertaining), but are also a great way to meet your DGA peers and Staff. The Eastern AD/UPM Council meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7:15 p.m. (new time) at the DGA Headquarters, 110 West 57th Street, 7th Floor, New York. A buffet dinner is served starting at 6:45 p.m. for those who would like to come early to mix, mingle and network with other members of your categories.

Preserving the strength and the integrity of our Guild is both our privilege and our responsibility. We need your involvement and feedback to better serve our members, so we hope to see you or hear from you soon.

Thomas J. Whelan,
Eastern AD/UPM Council Chair

Neil J. Dudich
Associate Eastern Executive Director
(212) 258-0803
Gillian Robespierre
Administrative Assistant
(212) 258-0805
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DGA-Producer Pension and Health Plans Information

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