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Judd Apatow to Return as Host of 2023 DGA Awards

Judd Apatow will return to host the 2023 DGA Awards, which take place on Feb. 18 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Directors Guild of America Awards Chair Beth McCarthy-Miller announced on Thursday. This will be Apatow’s fourth time hosting the annual awards show — he has previously hosted in 2018, 2020 and […]

DGA Awards 2023: Steven Spielberg, Daniels Among All-Male Theatrical Feature Nominees

The Directors Guild of America has announced its nominees in the categories of theatrical feature-film and first-time director. Six male directors make up the nominees for theatrical feature film: Todd Field for Tár, Joseph Kosinski for Top Gun: Maverick, Daniels (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert) for Everything Everywhere All at Once, Martin McDonagh for The […]

‘Severance,’ ‘Station Eleven’ Lead DGA Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement

The Directors Guild of America has announced its nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Commercials and Documentary in 2022. Nominees were announced in the categories dramatic series, comedy series, movies made for television and limited series, variety/talk/new/sports – regularly scheduled programming, variety/talk/news/sports – specials, reality programs, children’s programs, commercials and documentary. Apple TV+’s Severance […]

Directors Guild: No Talks Are Set With Studios Yet Ahead of Contract Expiration

The Directors Guild is waiting for the moment “when we believe we have the most leverage to win” to begin official 2023 contract negotiations with studios and streamers, according to two union leaders. The Guild, which bargains on behalf of directors, assistant directors, unit production managers and others, updated its members on Monday that bargaining […]

Directors Guild Leaders Say Union Preparing to “Fight” in “Difficult” Negotiations Environment

Directors Guild of America leaders say the union is “prepared for a fight” in its upcoming round of negotiations with studios and streamers in an extraordinarily “difficult and complicated” industry environment. “We have been preparing for more than a year to execute our Guild’s highest purpose: to protect your economic and creative rights,” DGA negotiations […]

Warner Bros. Discovery to Reinstate Pipeline Programs for Writers and Directors

Warner Bros. Discovery has backed off of a plan to shutter workshops for ascendant writers and directors after industry backlash. The company said in a statement Wednesday that it was transferring the Directors’ Workshop and Writers’ Workshop programs from its previous home at Warner Bros. Television to the corporate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion division after […]

Directors Guild Taps Outgoing Cinematographers Guild Leader Rebecca Rhine as Western Executive Director

Outgoing International Cinematographers Guild national executive director Rebecca Rhine is joining the Directors Guild of America. The veteran Hollywood union executive will soon start work as the DGA’s Western executive director, DGA national executive director Russell Hollander announced on Friday. “I am so pleased that Rebecca will now be a part of the DGA’s senior […]

Directors Guild Promotes Faith Santilla to Executive Team Role

The Directors Guild of America has promoted director of field operations Faith Santilla to the position of assistant executive director. The guild’s national executive director, Russell Hollander, announced the appointment on Tuesday. “Since joining the DGA in 2015, Faith has helped to grow our field representative operations to address the unique needs of our members […]

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 […]