What's the best way to contact the CQL?

All applicants are required to call the CQL office at 212-397-0930 prior to submission. We do not communicate via email due to the complexities of the placement process.

Do PA days count?

Set PA work can be submitted for review toward 2nd AD placement.

Will my feature film/film television days be acceptable?

Film and television days can be submitted for review.

What if I am lacking documentation?

In order to remain fair to all, we will not be able to make any assumptions of work without proper production generated paperwork.

Is there a safety training component for placement on the CQL?

Yes, effective 12/1/18 completion of mandatory safety training is a condition of initial placement on the CQL.

How does my 2nd AD commercial placement translate to the Basic List?

Any individual who has been placed as a New York or Southern California commercial 2nd AD is eligible for “interchange” to the New York Basic List in the same category.

In order to be eligible to “interchange” to the Southern California Basic List as a 2nd AD, you will need to UPGRADE to a Commercial 1st AD. This requires documentation of having worked at least 150 freelance days as a 2nd AD, with no fewer than 75 days of work on commercial productions, since your original placement on the Commercial List.

How much does it cost to join the DGA?

We suggest you refer to the DGA website under How do I become a DGA Member.

How do I contact the DGA (Directors Guild of America)?

National office (310) 289-2000

NY office (212) 581-0370


How do I contat the AICP (Association of Independent Commercial Producers)?

New York (212) 292-3000

Los Angeles (323) 960-4763


How do I contact the DGA Basic List (feature film, film television)?

Southern California and Third Area Lists: www.dgaca.org

New York Lists: www.dgaca-east.org