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DGA Pension Plan Moves To Bolster Retirement Funds.

11 July, 2017 (16:15) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb  July 11, 2017 1:55pm The DGA Pension Plan, which already was the industry’s most financially sound union pension plan, just got a little stronger. In a move to further ensure the plan’s ability to pay future retirees, its board of trustees have reduced its target rate of annual return on investments from 7.25% […]

Thomas Schlamme Elected Directors Guild President – Complete Election Results

24 June, 2017 (21:12) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

 by David Robb   June 24, 2017 6:08pm Thomas Schlamme has been elected president of the Directors Guild of America. The Emmy-winning West Wing director had been the guild’s 3rd vice president, and co-chaired the DGA’s last two film and TV contract negotiating committees. “It is a tremendous honor to be chosen by my peers to […]

DGA To Elect New President Saturday At Convention

23 June, 2017 (18:23) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb   June 23, 2017 5:22pm * * The DGA elects a new president tomorrow at its biennial convention in Los Angeles, and there’s a good chance the winner will come from the ranks of its three West Coast-residing vice presidents, as have the past four DGA presidents. If that pattern holds, the next […]

Jay Roth Fete: The Reason You Can’t Get A Hollywood Mogul On The Phone Tonight

22 June, 2017 (22:10) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb June 22, 2017 9:36pm UPDATED with more details: Hollywood is bidding farewell tonight to Jay Roth, who recently retired after 22 years as the DGA’s national executive director. The by-invitation-only send-off, which is going on now at the DGA’s headquarters in Hollywood, is being attended by a slew of the industry’s top […]

TV Tax Credit Linking Diversity to Hiring Passes NY Legislature

22 June, 2017 (15:16) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb June 22, 2017 8:33am A first-of-its-kind tax incentive to boost women and minority TV writers and directors has made it through the New York state Legislature. The bill, which received the backing of the DGA and the WGA East, calls for a new tax credit of up to $5 million to be […]