Protecting Creative Content

Ensuring that DGA members are compensated for the work they create and their intellectual property is protected in a digital world is one of the Guild's legislative priorities. The Internet theft of members’ work poses a number of economic and creative threats: (1) it threatens future work opportunities for DGA members as the available financing for films tightens when investments are not recouped; (2) it creates immediate economic loss for DGA members because a significant proportion of their compensation and over 70% of their pension plan is based on the residual revenues earned from the reuse of film and television productions in secondary markets; and (3) it devalues both the individual creativity of our members’ work, and the inestimable impact it has on American, and global, culture.

Sarah Howes
Director of Government Affairs
(310) 289-5358