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Entry Level Permittee Logbook Program

The Directors Guild of Canada, British Columbia (DGC BC) is a labour organization that represents key creative and logistical personnel in the film industry. The DGC BC Collective Agreement covers the Director, Production/Unit Manager, Assistant Directors, Location Department and Production Assistants (PA). As the DGC BC is a membership based organization, preference of engagement is always given to Members first.

The DGC BC developed the Permittee Logbook Holder Program, or Permittee Program, as a required step for those interested in gaining work experience as a PA. The goal of a Permittee is to work towards Associate Membership within the Directors Guild of Canada and ultimately meet the requirements in order to submit an Associate Membership application.

  • Click here for the Permittee Program.
  • Click here for the Checklist to become a Permittee Logbook Holder.
  • Click here for the latest schedule of Permittee Program courses.
  • Click here for the DGC BC Film Student Registration Form.

Here are a couple of resources to provide you with information about being a Production Assistant: 

  • Click here to download the Production Assistant Helper Manual.
  • Click here to download the PA Survival Guide.
  • Click here to download the Location Prep Guide.
  • Click here to download the Office PA Survival Guide.
  • Click here to download the information on Propane Heater Safety.

For information on Proof of Residency requirements for productions, click here.

Please click here to find all the documents required for Membership. 

Latest News

October 01, 2018

Proof of Residency requirements for productions.

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November 05, 2015

Should you feel unable to approach your Category Head, you can call the DGC BC's Anonymous Hotline to report an issue.

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January 07, 2016

The DGC BC supports a Respectful Workplace environment for all those working in the Film and Television industry.

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April 27, 2018

No call time has ever been more important.

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December 14, 2015

The Actors’ Fund of Canada rebrands as The AFC to communicate its mission of compassionate emergency assistance to all members of Canada’s entertainment industry...

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December 14, 2018

Please click here for more information regarding the 2019 DGC BC Training Calendar.

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