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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...

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

A new study says that the TV industry’s hiring of first-time female directors and directors of color hit record highs for the second year in a row.

According to a Directors Guild of America study out Thursday, women represented 41 percent of first-time TV episode directors in the 2017-18...

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...

Thursday, Jun. 21, 2018

From the largest studio tent poles to the smallest indie films, diversity among feature film directors remained low in 2017, the Directors Guild of America reported today in a comprehensive new study. The DGA for the first time examined an expanded data set that encompassed the 651 feature films...

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

Accomplished director Michael Apted, past president of the Directors Guild of America, will be the recipient of the DGA Honorary Life Member Award in recognition of leadership in the industry, contribution to the Guild and the profession of directing, and outstanding career achievement. The...

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

Directors Guild of America (DGA) membership has overwhelmingly ratified the new collective bargaining agreement between the Guild and the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP). 
“From increases in wages and benefit contributions to gains in safety, we entered into...

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...

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