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1st Assistant Directors: When You’re On, You’re On

Talking to the people who run the set.

No, they’re not the assistant to the director! Assistant directors are the first and last line of defense on a busy production: the unflappable heroes keeping everything from descending into chaos. Find out what kind of personality it takes to handle this level of responsibility day after day for years on end, how to defuse tension between the creative side and the business side, and which parts of this immensely taxing job are actually fun.

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