Wednesday, December 7, 2016

DGA

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016

Ridley Scott will receive the Directors Guild of America’s top honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Motion Picture Direction.    

“Masterful in any genre, Ridley’s groundbreaking methods and peerless directing instincts have brought to life some of the...

Monday, Nov. 21, 2016

Matt Miller, president and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), announced the blue-ribbon panel of judges who will select the directors featured in the first Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP) Showcase, premiering January 11, 2017.

The CDDP is a...

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016

The expanding world of TV series is creating more opportunities for female and minority directors, but they remain a fraction of those hired, a Hollywood guild report said Monday.

Women directed 17 percent and minorities 19 percent of the more than 4,000 episodes produced last season for...

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016

Hiring of minorities and women for stepping-stone TV directing jobs is lagging, according to a Directors Guild of America study.

The study released Wednesday focuses on “first break” jobs the guild called critical in increasing diversity in the ranks of episodic TV directors.

Of...

Wednesday, Jul. 6, 2016

Jay D. Roth, national executive director of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), announced that Frank Bennett Gonzalez will take on an expanded role in overseeing the Guild’s diversity efforts.
 
“Frank’s commitment to increasing diversity in DGA-covered categories has been a valuable...

Monday, Apr. 4, 2016

First-time nominee Andreas Nilsson of Biscuit Filmworks won the DGA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercials in February on the strength of three entries, one of which—”Emily’s Oz” for Comcast/Xfinity—is atypical in the sense that a Guild honor is usually reserved for recognition of a...

Friday, Apr. 1, 2016

With this year’s Oscars and Guild awards behind us—and the AICP Show, Cannes Lions and Emmys looming ahead—we are in an interim stretch which allows for some reflection on the awards season.

And strangely it’s not the gala award shows that stand out for me but rather a less heralded event...

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

A new study shows that of the 376 feature filmmakers who released movies in the last two years, less than seven percent were women.

The Directors Guild of America released the dismal statistics as part of its inaugural feature film diversity report...

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay announced that renowned commercial director Joe Pytka will be the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Television Direction, honoring his trailblazing spot-directing career...

Thursday, Sep. 10, 2015

Recognizing the fundamental role that a “first break” in the television business can play to increase diversity, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) today issued the results of a six-year analysis of the gender and ethnic diversity of directors who received their first assignments in episodic...