2023 Negotiations Member Portal

DGA Negotiations 2023

Welcome to the DGA’s member portal for Negotiations-related information.


June 17, 2023: DGA Members voice their support for the tentative agreement at the LA Annual Membership Meeting.

June 16, 2023: With new provisions for creative rights, safety, wages, and more, members of the Directors Guild are voicing their support for the ratification of the Guild’s BA/FLTTA tentative agreement.

June 14, 2023: Hear why Associate Directors and Stage Managers are in strong support of the Guild’s new collective bargaining agreement.

June 12, 2023: This past weekend, the Directors Guild hosted an informational meeting in New York to familiarize members with each provision of our BA/FLTTA tentative agreement. Hear DGA NY members discuss how these provisions set a precedent for protecting our future on and off set.

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Committee Chairs
Negotiations Chair Jon Avnet
Negotiations Chair
Karen Gaviola
Negotiations Co-Chair
Todd Holland
Negotiations Co-Chair
Russell Hollander
Chief Negotiator
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