Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021

Nearly a third of TV episodes in the 2019-20 season were helmed by directors of color, and more than a third were directed by women the Directors Guild of America announced in its latest Episodic Television Director Inclusion Report. While the shares of episodes directed by women and African...

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021

January 15, 2016    The Revenant landed a leading 12 nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards. The strong showing for The Revenant sets director Alejandro Inarritu for a possible back-to-back win following his sweep for...

Friday, Jan. 8, 2021

Michael Apted, the acclaimed British director of the "Up" documentary series and films as diverse as the Loretta Lynn biopic "Coal Miner's Daughter" and the James Bond film "The World Is Not Enough," has died. He was 79.

A representative for the Directors Guild of America said his family...

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020

Steven Soderbergh calls it "the boat movie" even though he's not supposed to call it "the boat movie."

The Queen Mary 2, on which Soderbergh filmed the majority of his new film "Let Them All Talk," is technically a ship, and a big one at that. The thought of making a movie on the $750-...

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020

The Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP)--created by the AICP and the DGA to increase representation of women and other under-represented groups in the spotmaking/branded content directing ranks--has launched the 50/50 Honorable Mentorship Program. This mentorship effort has teamed 50+...

Monday, Oct. 12, 2020

The Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP), created by the AICP and the Directors Guild of America to bring women and other under-represented directors into commercials and marketing communications, has announced the five Fellows for the program’s 2021 cycle: Iqbal Ahmed, Manjari Makijany...

Monday, Sep. 21, 2020

The unions representing casts and crews have reached an agreement with the major studios on protocols to allow the industry to safely re-open. The protocols pave the way for creative workers, who have been hard hit by the pandemic, to resume their crafts and livelihoods in workplaces redesigned...

Friday, Jun. 12, 2020

In the next major step toward the resumption of film and television production, the Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and the Basic Crafts, and Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of...

Thursday, Apr. 2, 2020

The Directors Guild Foundation (DGF) announced the creation of the DGF COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to aid members facing financial crisis. With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to impact entertainment industry workers as film, television and commercial productions remain suspended...

Saturday, Mar. 7, 2020

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) National Board, in a special meeting held today (3/7), voted unanimously to approve and recommend for ratification a new three-year collective bargaining agreement.

“The future is what drives us, and that’s what you see in this agreement. As the...

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