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DGA Contract Talks To Begin In December

The DGA will begin negotiations for a new film and TV contract with management’s AMPTP in early December, the two sides said today. Three years ago, in the last contract cycle, the sides started talks in October and reached a deal in November — a full seven months before the expiration of the film and TV pact. 214 more words

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Why aren't TV show-runners hiring female directors?

Just four nights ago at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, two of the four directing awards went to female directors, Jill Soloway, and Susanne Bier, both of whom were the only female nominee in each of their respective categories. 1,051 more words


DGA: “Lack of Real Progress” for Women And Minority TV Directors

UPDATED with Showtime claim and DGA response at bottom: Women and minority TV directors made modest gains during the 2015-16 season, according to the latest report from the Directors Guild, even though 10% of all episodic TV shows employed no women or minority directors at all. 1,311 more words


Ron Meyer & Michael Ovitz 'Powerhouse' Chat Postponed

A highly anticipated chat between former CAA partners and longtime rivals Michael Ovitz and Ron Meyer scheduled for September 7 has now been postponed to September 29 due to Ovitz recovering from recent back surgery. 150 more words


Arthur Hiller Dies: Oscar-Nominated 'Love Story' Director & Former Academy President Was 92

Arthur Hiller, the Oscar-nominated director of Love Story and a former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the DGA, died today in Los Angeles of natural causes. 810 more words

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DGA: Gains For First-Time Female & Minority TV Directors Slow But Steady

The number of female first-time episodic TV directors has nearly tripled since 2009, and the number of minority first-time helmers has nearly doubled, according to the latest report from the DGA. 610 more words

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List: DGA Best Directed Movie of Each Year

In celebration of the Directors Guild of America’s 80th anniversary, I am posting the winner of their annual award honoring the best directed film of the year. 921 more words