Jan 2014 News
Negotiations Co-Chairs Thomas Schlamme and Michael Apted with National Executive Director Jay Roth (center).
Paris Barclay elected DGA President at Biennial Convention in June, the first African American to hold the position. DGA negotiates 2014 Basic Agreement and FLTTA in November, more than seven months before the expiration of the contracts. Negotiations led successfully by Michael Apted and Thomas Schlamme, together with Jay Roth. Highlights include wage and residuals increases as well as important new provisions in basic cable, new media, and diversity. DGA reaches an agreement with ABC, CBS and NBC on news, sports and operations in October. Collected residuals reach more than $340 million.
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Director's Cut - 75th Anniversary Video Compilation

Director’s Cut commemorates 75 years of directing history through the compilation of hundreds of clips illustrating the entire range of our members’ work. The focus is on images of directors working—not just the work itself—underscoring to audiences that these lasting images are the result of a director’s vision.

Explore the DGA Visual History Program

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