The deadline to submit work has been extended to 11:59PM PST, February 6th, 2023.

To be considered for the program, a director cannot currently be signed to a production company for commercial representation, however both DGA and non-DGA members are encouraged to apply.

Entrants must provide the following:

  • Headshot saved in JPEG format
  • Written Bio/Resume saved in PDF format.
  • A letter of recommendation in PDF format. ***This letter should be signed and dated, on personal or corporate letterhead with a name, contact information and dated in the current calendar year.***
  • An on camera personal intro and statement video (1 - 2 minutes in length)
  • A Directing Reel (Between 3 - 5 minutes total) - No montages. Full Spots/Full Scenes only

  • Applications will not be accepted prior to the submission period opening date and submission must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on the designated deadline date.

    The program will take place in Los Angeles. You are responsible for any travel related expenses. The program will not cover any travel or room fees.

    This program is for experienced Directors who have an interest in directing commercials. However, Commercial directing experience- is not a requirement.

    Applicants must be able to legally work in the US and be at least 18 years of age.


    The CDDP Advisory Committee will review all entries and select the program participants. If you are chosen as a finalist for the program, you will be notified by mid-April, 2022.

    Program participants will be notified in May of 2022.

    Due to the volume of entries, you will only receive notification if you are a Finalist or are chosen to participate in the Program.

    If you have any questions, please email