The Mentorship Program will commence in September 2021, and run over a nine-month period.  Mentors will be asked to commit to attend a few meetings in person which will take place at the Guild during this time period.  We anticipate an average of two hours a month commitment to engaging a DGA member “Protégé” via a combination of in person, telephone, and email correspondences.

Ideal mentors would meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Television Director or Producer/Director with at least 10 years of experience and/or more than 25 episodes of Television.
  • It would be helpful if you have had experience as a teacher, panelist, or mentor in any other programs or institutions outside of the DGA.
  • Understand that their participation could result in placement in a mentoring relationship or in an invitation to participate on a panel for the DDI Speaker Series, DDI Labs, the Career Workshop and/or the Craft Workshops.

Check the box at the bottom of this page to begin the registration process.  The brief, three-page survey will ask you about the following: your personal interest in mentoring an emerging television director, your experiences both in and outside of the industry that will inform your coaching skills, your educational and training background, and your expectations for your availability for the next year.

Once you begin your registration, you may save your progress at any point and return later to add missing elements until you are ready to submit.  

Frank Bennett Gonzalez
Executive in Charge of Diversity Programs and Committees