November 5, 1991 |
Direct Contact: The Directors Guild of America will conduct a Film Student Open House Wednesday evening designed to give film hopefuls information about the guild and aid in their transition to professional filmmakers. Guild President Arthur Hiller will be among the speakers, and DGA members will lead focus groups on various aspects of directing.
February 13, 1992
The Directors Guild of America has selected five nominees for outstanding directorial achievement in commercials: Leslie Dektor, James Gartner, Stephen Kessler, Domenic Mastrippolito and Joe Pytka. The winner will be announced along with winners in other directing categories at the guild's 44th annual banquet March 14.
October 13, 1995
The Directors Guild of America named Deanna Devescovi chief financial officer and executive in charge of administration and human resources. Devescovi has worked for the guild since 1991. She replaces C.J. Bishop, who left to work in Washington.
September 26, 2005 |
British director Michael Apted has been reelected president of the Directors Guild of America. Apted, 64, has served as president of the 13,000-member guild since 2003. His reelection this past weekend was expected. Apted's credits include "Coal Miner's Daughter," "Gorillas in the Mist" and "The World Is Not Enough."
January 20, 1999 |
The guild representing Hollywood's film and TV directors reached a partial agreement Tuesday with producers in contract negotiations, agreeing on the economic terms of a new three-year agreement. No details were announced pending a vote by members. The two sides in the dispute still must resolve unspecified "creative issues." The contract between the Directors Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers expires on June 30.
October 1, 2001 |
The Directors Guild of America's board agreed over the weekend to hold talks with studio chiefs to see if the two sides can start negotiations on a contract to replace one expiring June 30. The studios' Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers has asked directors to start early to avoid the kind of production slowdowns that occurred this year stemming from uncertainties over the 11th-hour negotiations involving writers and actors.