DGA Visual History Gilbert Cates Sr
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Visual History with Gilbert Cates

Interviewed by: Gil Cates, Jr.

Gil Cates began his professional career as a page at NBC, moving up to assistant stage manager, then producing and directing game shows. He went on to produce and direct multiple Academy Award nominated films, served as Dean of UCLA's Theater, Film, and Television Program and as President of the Director's Guild of America.

Cates recounts two important pieces of advice he received from director Robert Aldrich.

How each director's sensibility influences every directing choice.

Cates explains the difference between a guild and a union and describes the mission and purpose of the DGA.