DGA members OK network pact


DGA members working in news, sports and network operations have ratified their three-year network contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers, officials said Wednesday.

The contract covers guild staff and freelance members and incorporates annual wage increases and other negotiated benefits for directors. It also includes "a framework for ongoing dialogue during the term of the agreement," which the DGA has said refers to administrative issues regarding changes in pension and health plans during the contract.

The new contract for the helmers was hammered out in November after four bargaining sessions.

The national board approved sending the new contract to members in January. Ballots were sent out Feb. 11 to members who only work under the network contract.

Under DGA policy, the vote count or percentage was not released. The new pact takes effect July 1 and runs through June 30, 2011.