THE

ASSISTANT
DIRECTORS
UNION

The Assistant Directors Union represents the occupational and economical interests of all Assistant Directors, AD-PAs and Regieassistent*Innen working in the fictional movie industry in Germany.

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ADAs 2024

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR AWARDS SEASON 2

The second season of the ADAs – Assistant Directors Awards – is now open for voting!

From now until April 26th, you have the opportunity to participate in the voting phase and support your favourite nominees.

If you’d like to learn more about the nominees and their projects, simply click on the provided LINK to find all the information you need.

Cast your vote HERE!

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INITIATIVE FAIR FILM

2ND LETTER TO CLAUDIA ROTH

Together with around 30 other associations and organizations of filmmakers, we are a member of the Fair Film Initiative. On November 7th, the second letter was sent to the Minister of State for Culture Claudia Roth. In it, we call on her to finally anchor social sustainability in the new version of the 2024 Film Funding Act. Now that the ecological standards have made it into the FFG, also with pressure from the EU, it is now time to focus on the employees of the funded film projects.

You can find the second letter here.

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ADAs 2023

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR AWARDS RESULTS
We are so proud that this year’s AD-Awards included 3 winning teams from the ADU. This means we were more than well represented at the first international ADAs and couldn’t be prouder of our members. We won “gold” and “bronze” in the FEATURE category and “silver” in the SERIES category. We congratulate the AD-teams from “All Quiet On The Western Front” (Feature, Gold), “Tar” (Feature, Bronze) and “1899” (Series, Silver)!
LATEST NEWS

EVALUATION OF THE

ADU SALARY SURVEY 2018 – 2021

On June 01st we released the evaluation of our ADU salary survey 2018 – 2021.

More info: Link

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ADU

NEWSLETTER
Here you’ll find the actual ADU newsletter: Link
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CORONA CRISIS

FAQ FOR ADs IN THIS SITUATION
Please refer to the forum for further detail.
Dates

May, 09th & 11th + May, 18th-19th 2024

Fuzzlecheck + Scheduling Workshop

Registration: now open
Lecturers: Leslie Fritz (1st AD) & Franca Drewes (1st AD)
Guestlecturer: Hannes Hirsch of Fuzzlecheck
Location: Zoom (09. + 11.05.24) & in Berlin (18. – 19.05.24)
Contact: training@ad-union.org

June 30th 2024 | Time tba

ADU panel ‘Leadership’ and 5 years ADU celebration

Location: Filmfestival Munich
Contact: event@ad-union.org

December 2024 | Date tba

Workshop ‘Stunt – Planning. Budget. Implementation.’

Location: Cologne
Details: tba

December 2024 | Date tba

ADU Members general meeting

Location: via Zoom

ARCHIV

April 24th, 2024 | 7 pm

Jour Fixe – Collab | AD x Intimacy Coordination

Guests: Julia Effertz & Florian Federl

Location: via Zoom

Contact: training@ad-union.org

March 17th, 2024 | 3 pm

ADU Members general meeting

Location: via Zoom

March 08th, 2024 | 7 pm

Open ADU & Friends Get-Together || Hamburg

Location: Goldfischglas – Schanze

March 2nd, 2024 | 5 - 6.30 pm

Online Workshop – Topic: Appreciative communication

Registration: January 2024
Lecturers: Anke Werner
Location: via Zoom
Contact: 
training@ad-union.org

February 16th, 2024 | 7:00 pm

Open ADU & Friends Get-together || Berlin

Location: tba

Contact: ijanssen@ad-union.org

February 13th, 2024 | 3.30 - 5 pm

Internal online seminar – Topic: Legal advice Themis

Lecturers: Themis Consultants

Location: via Zoom

Contact: training@ad-union.org

January 20th & 21st + 27th - 29th 2024

2nd AD Crowd Workshop

Registration: open now
Lecturers: Ann Sophie Heier (2nd AD Crowd), Henriette Rodenwald (2nd AD Crowd) & David Wunderlich (2nd AD Crowd)
Location: Zoom (20. – 21.01.24) & in person (27. – 29.01.24)
Contact: training@ad-union.org

January 26th, 2024 | 7:00 pm

Open ADU & Friends Get-together || Berlin

Location: Bar “Intimes”, Boxhagener Str. 107, 10245 Berlin
Contact: ijanssen@ad-union.org

January 10th 2024 | 7 - 9 pm

Open Jour Fixe – ‘Meet the AD’s of … TÁR’

Guests: Sebastian Fahr-Brix (1st AD), Maria Mehnert (Key 2nd AD), Ann-Sophie Heier (Crowd 2nd AD), Tobias Asam (3rd AD)

Location: via Zoom

Registration: mail to training@ad-union.org

December 29th 2023 | 7:00 pm

Open ADU & Friends Get-together || Hamburg

Location: Bar Goldfischglas, Bartelsstr. 30, 20357 Hamburg

Contact: ijanssen@ad-union.org

December 3rd 2023 | 3 pm

ADU Members general meeting

Location: via Zoom

November 5th 2023 | 5:30 pm

Jour Fixe || Topic: EasyExtra

Host: Julia Eiber (2nd AD)

Location: via Zoom

Registration: mail to jeiber@ad-union.org

August 20th 2023 | 6 pm

Open Jour Fixe || Topic: Filmindustry – Abuse of power

Hosts: Anna Kaiser (AD-PA) & Inken Janssen (1st AD)

Location: via Zoom

Registration: mail to training@ad-union.org

June 30th 2023 | 7:30 pm

Open ADU & Friends Get-together || Munich

Location: Wirtshaus in der Au, Lilienstraße 51, 81669 München

Contact: jeiber@ad-union.org

May 30th 2023 | 6 pm

Open Jour Fixe || Topic: Job-Sharing

Guests: Frederike Karsch (Key 2nd AD) & Johanna Hein (Key 2nd AD)

Location: via Zoom

Registration: mail to training@ad-union.org

May 12th 2023 | 7:30 pm

Open ADU & Friends Get-together || Berlin

Location: Bar Intimes, Boxhagener 107, 10245 Berlin
Contact:
ijanssen@ad-union.org

January 14th & 15th + 20th - 22nd 2023

Key 2nd AD Workshop

Registration: open from 11.11.2022
Lecturers: Carlos Fidel (Key 2nd AD) & Gemma Read (Key 2nd AD)
Location: Zoom (14. – 15.01.) & Berlin (20. – 22.01.)
Contact: training@ad-union.org

January 19th 2023 | 7:30 pm

Open ADU & Friends Get-together || Berlin

Location: Berlin
Contact: ij@ad-union.org

January 16th 2023 | 7:30 pm

Open ADU & Friends Get-together || Hamburg

Location: Hamburg
Contact: ij@ad-union.org

04.01.2023 | 7 - 9 pm

“Meet the AD’s of All Quiet on the Western Front”

Guests: Benedict Hoermann (1st AD), Filip Moravek (Key 2nd AD), Valerie Adamer (Crowd 2nd AD), Viktorie Vavrova (3rd Base AD)

Location: via Zoom

Registration: mail to training@ad-union.org

10.12.2022 | 2 - 6 pm

ADU Members general meeting

Location: via Zoom

02.12.2022 | 8 - 10 pm

“Meet the AD*s of 1899”

Guests: Rickie-Lee Roberts (1st AD), Georgina Foley (2nd AD), David Wunderlich (Crowd 2nd AD), Katharina Dietl (1st AD 2nd Unit)

Location: via Zoom

Registration: mail to training@ad-union.org

07.05.2022 | 3 - 8 pm

Open online seminar || participation fee
Topic: structure of the international AD system

Registration: open
Lecturers: Klaus Spinnler & Benedict Hoermann
Location: via Zoom
Contact: training@ad-union.org

08.04.2022

Open AD Meet Up || Munich

Location: Munich
Registration: ksohler@ad-union.org

27.03.2022

ADU Members general meeting

Location: via Zoom

21.02.2022

Open Jour Fixe || Topic: Working on historic films

Hosts: Florian Schwombeck & Benedict Hoermann
Ort: via Zoom
Registration: training@ad-union.org

30.01.2021

ADU Workshop || Topic: 3rd AD

Lecturers: Katharina Dietl, Philipp Kramer, Mathias Datow & Korbinian Wandinger
Location: Berliner Union Film Atelier

29.01.2021

ADU Workshop || Topic: AD-PA

Lecturers: Tobi Asam & Mathias Datow
Location: Berliner Union Film Atelier

11.01.2021

Open Jour Fixe || Topic: Extras

Hosts: Julia Eiber & David Wunderlich

12.12.2021

ADU Members general meeting

05.12.2021

Open Jour Fixe || Topic: Stunt & Safety on Set

Hosts: Benedict Hoermann

25.10.2021

Open Jour Fixe || Topic: Negotiate your deal

Hosts: Kati Sohler & Benedict Hoermann

10.09.2021

ADU Women’s Gettogether

08.09.2021

ADU & Friends Gettogether Hamburg

31.07.2021

Open Seminar || Topic: Similarities & Differences between the int. AD-system and the GER ‘Regieassistenz System’

Lecturers: Benedict Hoermann, Inken Janssen & Sven Blum

23.07.2021

ADU & Friends Gettogether Munich & Hamburg

10.07.2021

Open Jour Fixe || Topic: First AD (local system)

Host: Stefan Nickel

01.06.2021

Open Jour Fixe || Topic: Health & Safety

Hosts: Benedict Hoermann & Inken Janssen

27.02.2021

ADU Members general meeting

16.01.2021

ADU Women’s Gettogether