Art Directors Continue Apprentice Training Program


Last Updated: March 6, 2014 7:48 pm GMT
(Los Angeles, California--March 6, 2014) The Art Directors Council of the Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) is calling for applicants for its second annual training program designed to develop and prepare new talent for the art and craft of Production Design.

Messages go out today to a wide number of colleges, universities and recent graduates. Invitations for interviews will be sent to 10 finalists, with the top three selected going on to participate in the program.

Co-chairmen of the training program, Production Designers Jack Fisk, John Iacovelli and Thomas A Walsh, say, “This is intended to give the best and most talented aspiring designers a direct access to professional training and Guild membership. We consider this an essential service to the participants, profession and our industry.”

Each selected applicant will be mentored by working Production Designers and Art Directors, and will be exposed to a wide range of workplace experiences – feature, episodic, commercials, reality shows, live events and theme parks. This is a national program intended to be responsive to the ADG’s Art Direction jurisdiction, which encompasses all 50 states. The trainees will be required to work 260 days and, pending their successful mentorship review, will be invited to join the ADG as Assistant Art Directors.

Those interested may visit the Art Directors Guild website at for the complete schedule and online application.

About the Art Directors Guild:
The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents more than 2,000 members who work throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world in film, television and theater as Production Designers, Art Directors, Assistant Art Directors; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Illustrators and Matte Artists; Set Designers and Model Makers; and Previs Artists. Established in 1937, the ADG's ongoing activities include a Film Society, an annual Awards Banquet, a creative/technology community (5D: The Future of Immersive Design), a bimonthly craft magazine (Perspective) and extensive technology-training programs, figure drawing and other creative workshops and year-round Gallery 800 art exhibitions. The Guild's Online Directory/Website Resource is at Follow ADG on Twitter: @ADG800


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