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Archive for tag: DGA

New York Bill Linking Tax Credits To Diversity Awaits Governor’s Signature

8 December, 2017 (13:06) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb December 8, 2017 11:28am   A bill in New York that would link production incentives to diversity hiring is waiting for the signature of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has until midnight on December 18 to sign it or veto it. Related USC, Columbia Top DGA’s Student Filmmaker Awards For Women & Minorities […]

DGA Board Meeting Will Address “Very Serious Issue” Of Sexual Harassment

19 October, 2017 (10:52) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb  October 19, 2017 10:10am The DGA said today that it will address “the very serious issue of sexual harassment in the industry” at its national board meeting Saturday in New York. The announcement by a guild spokesman comes in the wake of the avalanche of accusations against Harvey Weinstein, who has been […]

Report Finds “Record Gains” For Female and Minority First-Time TV Directors

27 September, 2017 (12:01) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

 by David Robb September 27, 2017 10:00am In what could mark a turning point in the television industry’s diversity efforts, a new DGA report has found that first-time women and minority TV directors saw record gains this year, with more than twice as many freshman minority directors and nearly twice as many first-time female directors […]

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 […]