What is a First Assistant Director?

First Assistant Director Job Description

The film director's assistant is an administrator who works closely with a director throughout the film production process.



Typical Job Duties

• Perform various administrative duties as assigned by the director

• May write coverage on scripts

• May be involved with recruiting and interviewing production personnel

• Answer and return phone calls, e-mails and letters on behalf of the director

• Assist with copyrighting duties

• Arrange meetings

• Liaise between the producer and the post-production team

• Assist in the preparation of publicity materials



Scholarships for Becoming a First Assistant Director

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a First Assistant Director. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our Theatre Scholarships and Film Studies Scholarships pages.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a First Assistant Director. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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