Martha Coolidge

The membership ratifies new three-year collective bargaining agreements between the DGA and the AMPTP. The new Agreements include the Interim Settlement Agreement (also known as the "blended contract") which adapted outmoded agreements to new technologies that were modernizing television production. The ISA covered all primetime dramatic programming regardless of whether it was shot on film, traditional videotape, or digital video. The DGA National Board elects Martha Coolidge first female president of the Guild. The Film Foundation and The Artists Rights Foundation consolidate under The Film Foundation, Inc. with Martin Scorsese serving as chair. Guild represents 16 Director members in lawsuit filed by companies engaged in unauthorized editing of films. DGA joins National Coalition on Health Care.