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Directors Guild Announces 2023 Date for Annual DGA Awards

The Directors Guild of America announced on Thursday that the 75th annual DGA Awards will take place on Feb. 18, 2023, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Nominees for the theatrical feature film and first-time feature film categories will be announced on Jan. 11, 2023, while nominees for the television, commercial and […]

Directors Guild Scales Up Health Plan Coverage for Abortion Services

The Directors Guild of America is ramping up their union health plan’s coverage of abortion services in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. On Monday, the board of trustees for the Directors Guild of America–Producer Pension and Health Plans greenlit two amendments, one that will cover abortion services for participants’ dependent […]

Duncan Henderson, ‘Master and Commander’ Producer and Veteran Assistant Director, Dies at 72

Duncan Henderson, the unit production manager, assistant director and producer with credits including Dead Poets Society, Master and Commander, The Perfect Storm and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, has died. He was 72. Henderson, who in addition to his production career served as a national board member at the DGA for 16 years, died […]

Study Finds TV Directing Jobs for Women, People of Color Rose Amid Pandemic

While the onset of the pandemic drastically curbed television production, directors from historically excluded backgrounds still managed to make some progress in securing gigs. According to the latest inclusion report from the DGA, 2,691 guild-covered episodes of scripted series were released in the 2020-21 season, down 36 percent from 4,186 the season prior. However, 38 […]

Directors Guild Names Team to Lead Network Negotiations

The Directors Guild of America has announced the team that will be leading its upcoming negotiations with top television networks. Director and sixth vice president Lily Olszewski (Good Morning America) has been named chair of the DGA’s Network Negotiating Committee, while director Brett Holey (NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt) and associate director and DGA […]

Directors Guild Orders Members Off Project From ‘Rust’ Producer

Citing safety issues, the Directors Guild of America has ordered its members to stop work on Oak, a low-budget film backed by Thomasville Pictures, one of the companies behind Rust. The Guild informed members late in the evening on March 15 that it intended to stop work on the teen genre movie shooting in Thomasville, Georgia, […]

DGA Awards: Jane Campion and ‘The Power of the Dog’ Take Top Honor

The 2022 Directors Guild Awards were presented at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday night, with Jane Campion taking the top prize for The Power of the Dog. At a ceremony hosted by Judd Apatow, Campion prevailed in the theatrical feature film category over Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza), Kenneth Branagh (Belfast), Steven Spielberg (West Side Story) […]

Judd Apatow to Return as Host for 2022 DGA Awards

Judd Apatow will return to host the 2022 DGA Awards, Directors Guild of America president Lesli Linka Glatter announced on Thursday. Additionally, it was announced that Beth McCarthy-Miller has been appointed as awards chair for the event which will take place on March 12 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. “What makes the […]

Directors Guild Reveals 2022 Feature Film Award Nominees

The Directors Guild of America has revealed the nominees for its 2022 awards in the theatrical feature film and first-time feature film categories. Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza), Kenneth Branagh (Belfast), Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog), Steven Spielberg (West Side Story) and Denis Villeneuve (Dune) were nominated in the outstanding directorial achievement in […]

DGA Awards: ‘Succession’ Dominates Drama Series Nominees; ‘Summer of Soul’ and ‘The Rescue’ Up for Documentary Prize

The Directors Guild of America has revealed the nominees for its 2022 awards in the TV, commercial and documentary categories. HBO’s Succession swept the drama race, earning all five slots in the dramatic series category. HBO Max’s Hacks and HBO’s The White Lotus received one nomination each in the comedic series category, with Apple TV+’s […]

DGA Awards: Spike Lee Tapped for Lifetime Achievement Honor

Spike Lee, the veteran Oscar-winning filmmaker behind masterpieces including Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X and BlacKkKlansman, will receive the Directors Guild of America’s highest honor — the Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Motion Picture Direction, which “recognizes extraordinary efforts in the art of cinema” — at the 74th DGA Awards ceremony, the […]

Directors Guild and Commercial Producers Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

The Directors Guild of America and the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, Inc. have reached a tentative agreement on a new National Commercial contract. The details of the two-year contract, which covers the time period between Dec. 1, 2021 and Nov. 30, 2023, will now go to members for ratification after the DGA’s national board […]