in the theatre:
The Regieassistent co-operates closely with the director during the preparation of a production and has also sometimes influence on artistic decisions.
Its major task is communication between the director and all departments of the theatre and coworkers of a production.
It provides the sample plans after the desires of the director, the requirements of production and the possibilities of the theatre and it cares for all samples. It leads an exact direction book, in which in each phase of the samples all procedures on the stage and actions of the actors are noted. Often Regieassistenten are responsible after the premiere for Umbesetzungen and resumptions of the productions as well as the support of the conceptions (evening play leaders).
Regieassistent is its own occupation, often however as preliminary stage to the director is seen.
With the film:
The Regieassistent co-operates closely with the director during the preparation of a production and has often influence on the artistic and technical conversion of a project.
For the temporal estimation of the necessary turning work he determines the duration of the individual scenes and the time, which are presumably needed, in order to turn her on the basis the film script. This overview of the schedule of the turning work is for the producers the basis, in order to measure and a possible excess if necessary to prevent be able the budget of a production.
Further to each scene - based on film script excerpts - by the Regieassistenten an overview is provided, who persons taken part in production (actor, Komparsen, technician) are needed on certain turning days. These data serve the production of a turning plan (film) and/or. an arrangement (radio play).
Before the beginning of the turning work the Regieassistent should besides an overview of the offer at actors for secondary and Kleinstrollen provide, since the occupation of these roles often belongs to his field.
During the turning work it is subject to the Regieassistenten to provide together with the photograph leader for the adherence to the turning plan. It is subject also to its responsibility to keep the actors needed for a scene ready at the turning place.
the Regieassistenz is not nationally recognized teaching profession, the field can depending upon kind and range of production strongly vary. Often the occupation is regarded as jump board to the direction. An occupation entrance takes place via Volontariate, via activities in the Continuity or comparable fields of work. Exist in the meantime in addition, out - or training further offers of film universities, which can offer an entrance into the Regieassistenz.