Contract Job

First Assistant Director

Legacy Film

New York, NY 02-14-2021
  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

We are shooting an independent feature film this spring 2021 and are looking for a competent French/European first Assistant Director to support the director in departmental planning and monitoring progress on this project. You will also be working to enhance productivity and ensure compliance with rules and regulations.

This is a 1970's period piece set and shot in NYC and the right candidate will need to be based in NYC (or surrounding commutable cities such as Philadelphia and New Jersey). This is not a digital project as we will be working with super16 film. Rate is $300.00 per day.


Assist in developing and implementing plans and goals for the department

Work with the director to coordinate and supervise daily operations

Ensure compliance with regulations and internal policies

Monitor attainment of objectives

Undertake staffing responsibilities (hiring, training, evaluating etc.)

Assist in budgeting and monitoring expenses

Maintain scheduling of events and represent the company when needed

Create reports and submit them to the director or other executives

Fulfill duties as assigned by the director


Proven experience as assistant director or other similar position

Experience in performance and operations management

Knowledge of relevant regulations and quality standards

Knowledge of European film standards

Proficient in MS Office, relational databases and software (e.g. ERP)

Outstanding communication and public speaking skills

Must be fluent English; ability to speak French is a plus

Excellent organizational and leadership skills

Aptitude in problem-solving

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