Thursday, November 23, 2017

DGA

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

Ethnic and gender diversity among episodic television directors continued to increase this past season, the Directors Guild of America reported, with the percentage of episodes directed by ethnic minorities rising by 3 percentage points to a record 22% of all episodes, while the percentage...

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017

The Directors Guild of America has announced that the National Board of Directors has approved a tentative new national commercial contract to be sent to the membership for ratification.
 
The agreement was negotiated with the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, Inc. (AICP...

Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2017

The pipeline of new episodic television directors grew larger than ever before and became markedly more inclusive in the 2016/17 television season – with the percentage of ethnic minority first-time TV directors more than doubling since 2009/10 and the percentage of women nearly tripling –...

Saturday, Jun. 24, 2017

Director Thomas Schlamme was elected president of the Directors Guild of America by acclamation by the delegates at the Guild’s National Biennial Convention held on Saturday (6/24) at DGA National Headquarters in Los Angeles.
 
Schlamme has been on the Guild’s National Board since 2005...

Friday, May. 26, 2017

SHOOT premiered its 15th Annual New Directors Showcase reel at the DGA Theatre in New York City on Thursday (5/25), followed by a panel discussion moderated by SHOOT publisher and editorial director Roberta Griefer featuring five of the up-and-coming filmmakers as well as...

Monday, May. 8, 2017

Paris Barclay, president of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), announced that longtime Guild executive Russell Hollander has succeeded Jay D. Roth as national executive director. The planned transition was first announced in February and occurred at the DGA’s National Board meeting on...

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017

On the strength of La La Land, Damien Chazelle won the DGA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film on Saturday night (2/4) at the Beverly Hilton, making him the odds-on favorite to take the Best Director Oscar. All but seven of the DGA winners since 1948 have gone on to garner...

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

Russell Hollander will succeed Jay D. Roth as national executive director of the Directors Guild of America (DGA). Hollander is set to take on the new role in May upon the retirement of Roth who will remain with the Guild as sr. adviser. The DGA’s national board unanimously selected Hollander--...

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

Directors Guild of America membership has voted by an overwhelming margin to ratify the new collective bargaining agreements between the DGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).
 
“I am happy to report that the DGA membership overwhelmingly voted to...

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017

After 22 years as national executive director, Jay D. Roth has made the decision to retire from his position in the late spring of 2017.   
 
“Jay’s entire professional career has been dedicated to representing people and helping to make their lives better – early on as a civil rights...