Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2019

In recognition of the unique cultural importance of the theatrical experience to audiences and filmmakers alike, the Directors Guild of America’s National Board on Saturday unanimously approved a change to eligibility requirements for its top feature film award. Under the new rule, which will...

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018

More women are being hired to direct TV episodes but the numbers remain stagnant for directors of color, according to an industry guild study.

Women directed a record 25 percent of episodic television in the 2017-18 season, an increase of 4 percent from the previous season, according to...

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) announced that director Ang Lee, Fox Searchlight chairman Nancy Utley, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), SAG-AFTRA sr. advisor John McGuire, and costume designer Ann Roth will be honored at the 2018 DGA Honors, to be held at the DGA Theater in New York City...

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018

Thomas Schlamme, president of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Commercials and Documentary for 2017.

Dramatic TV series nominees are The Duffer Brothers for Stranger Things, Reed Morano for The...

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...

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...

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016

The Directors Guild of America has announced the five nominees for a new category recognizing the achievement of first-time feature film directors. Up for the inaugural honor are: Fernando Coimbra for A Wolf at the Door (Outsider Pictures), Joel Edgerton...

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016

The Directors Guild of America unveiled the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2015: Alejandro G. Iñárritu for The Revenant (Twentieth Century Fox); Tom McCarthy for Spotlight (Open Road...

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...

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) has announced that director/producer Ron Howard, Teamsters Local 817 President Thomas J. O’Donnell, director/writer/producer Tyler Perry, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and film editor Thelma Schoonmaker will be honored at...

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