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Director Shadowing Program

Application Submission Materials

  • A brief biography detailing your background and experience.

  • A letter of interest explaining how your background and previous work experience make you an ideal candidate for the Half Director Shadowing Program, what you hope to learn by shadowing on episodic television and why you need this program.

  • 1-3 links to samples of work you have directed (created within the last four years)

  • Photo (optional)

Please Note

  • We do not accept pitches, recommendation letters or nominations. Additionally, we do not take individual meetings or interviews with any applicants (or potential applicants) for a general or informational meeting. This allows us to keep the process fair and open to all.

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old and a legal resident of the US.

  • Due to the high volume of applications and nature of our production schedule, we will only be able to respond and notify applicants who qualify for the second round interview process.

Production Assistant (PA) Intensive Program

Notification of status for applicants is May 1, 2023. 


  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older, a resident of the US and/or eligible to work in the US. Accepted participants are paid a weekly production assistant rate on a Ryan Murphy Television Production.

  • The program is open to anyone who has not yet worked as a Production Assistant in episodic television.

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