Government Affairs

The Government Affairs Department works to ensure that governmental policies enacted at the international, national, state, and local level address the concerns and issues of DGA members. On issues ranging from protecting copyright in the digital age, to protecting the First Amendment freedoms of the creative community, to combating runaway production, to examining policies that affect the DGA Health and Pension Plans, the DGA is at the forefront of efforts in the public policy arena to bolster protections for directors and members of their directing teams. Through its Political Action Committee (PAC) and associated Leadership Council, the DGA continually informs legislators and policymakers about the needs and concerns of our members.

  • To reach the Government Affairs Department email Mason Kale at


For more information on current DGA Government Affairs initiatives, click the links below:


Production Incentives

Protecting Creative Content



Additional Initiatives

DGA Headquarters - Los Angeles 310-289-2000
or toll free at 800-421-4173
DGA Offices - New York 212-258-0800
or toll free at 800-356-3754
Communications (310) 289-5333
Contracts (310) 289-2010
Credits (310) 289-2013
Government Affairs (310) 289-5358
Legal (310) 289-2014
Membership (310) 289-2000
Operations (310) 289-2021
Reports Compliance (310) 289-2064
Residuals (310) 289-2076
Signatories (310) 289-5348
Special Projects (310) 289-2088