Pro AD Seminars

Craig Huston

Craig Huston has been a Los Angeles-based First Assistant Director for over thirty years and has more than sixty screen credits as First AD on feature films, television movies, mini-series and episodic TV series.  He has served as First AD to Academy Award-winning directors Stanley Kramer, Tony Richardson and Ron Howard, Emmy-winning directors Roger Young, Daniel Petrie and Joseph Sargent, and dozens of others.  Early on, he served as Second AD to actor/directors Warren Beatty, Sidney Poitier and Clint Eastwood, among many others.


His work has included Hollywood studio films and TV shows but his specialty has been distant-location shoots.  His projects have included filming in twenty-one states plus twelve foreign countries, including challenging assignments in Russia, Morocco, Croatia, Thailand and Malaysia.


Craig is a graduate of the Directors Guild of America's prestigious Assistant Directors Training Program and is an active member of the Directors Guild and Screen Actors Guild. 


Currently residing in Tucson, Craig is a Fellow with the Hanson Film Institute. He volunteers as mentor and guest lecturer in the University of Arizona's School of Theatre, Film and Television, coaching film students with their projects and counseling them in preparation for professional careers.  He is also active in the local Tucson film community, serving as a voluntary production advisor on lo/no-budget independent films.


He is a Sustaining member of the University Film & Video Association under the banner of Pro AD Seminars.


Craig Huston's film credits can be viewed at IMDB.

“Assistant Directors are constantly being asked, 'So, what do you want to do eventually?  Produce?  Direct?'  The assumption seems to be that Assistant Directors aren't happy being Assistant Directors; that anyone with 'assistant' in his title has, by some law of nature, an ingrained desire to move to bigger and better things.  Yet there are Assistant Directors who feel they have a demanding, responsible and enjoyable job that is a career in itself, and who don't want to do anything else.  They love being in charge; they love running a set, working under pressure, making moment-to-moment decisions, snapping out orders.”

Joe Florence, Assistant Director

Action Magazine: “What Assistant Directors Want To Be When They Grow Up”

With Scott Bakula

“Mercy Mission”

With Robert Duvall

“A Family Thing”

Planning w/ Director Ted Kotcheff & DP Bob Jessup

“Split Image”