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Encyclopedia > Director's Guild of America

Directors Guild of America (DGA) is the labor union which represents the interests of film and television directors in the United States motion picture industry. Founded as the "Screen Directors Guild" in 1936, the group became the DGA in 1960. A union (labor union in American English; trade union, sometimes trades union, in British English; either labour union or trade union in Canadian English) is a legal entity consisting of employees or workers having a common interest, such as all the assembly workers for one employer, or all the workers... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A television director is usually responsible for directing the actors and other taped aspects of a television production. ... The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of...


As a union that seeks to organize an individual profession, rather than multiple professions across an industry, the DGA is a craft union. It represents directors, associate directors, unit production managers, stage managers, and production assistants in television, and directors, assistant directors, and stage managers in film. Craft unionism, or sometimes trade unionism, is a labor union organizing method by which labor unions are divided along the lines of workers specific trades, regardless of what industry they work in. ...


The Guild has various training programs whereby successful applicants are placed in various productions and can gain experience working in the film or television industry.


As of 2003, the guild had about 12,700 members. The DGA headquarters are located on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Events January events January 1 Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva becomes the 37th President of Brazil. ... Sunset Boulevard is a street in the western part of Los Angeles County, California, that stretches from Downtown Los Angeles to Pacific Coast Highway at the Pacific Ocean between Santa Monica and Malibu. ... For other uses, see Hollywood (disambiguation) Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the City of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that runs from about Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to...


In recent years, resentment has been growing for the guild. Notable directors such as George Lucas, Quentin Tarantino, and Robert Rodriguez have resigned from the guild over creative differences. George Lucas George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... Quentin Tarantino, playing Mr. ... Robert Rodriguez (born June 20, 1968) is a Mexican-American film director. ...


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Directors Guild of America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (245 words)
Directors Guild of America (DGA) is the labor union which represents the interests of film and television directors in the United States motion picture industry.
Founded as the "Screen Directors Guild" in 1936, the group became the DGA in 1960.
Those who aren't members of the guild are unable to direct for the larger movie studios, which are signatories to the guild's agreements that all directors must be guild members.
Directors Guild of America - encyclopedia article about Directors Guild of America. (711 words)
Directors Guild of America (DGA) is the labor union which represents the interests of film film director orchestrates the artistic and dramatic aspects of a film.
directors in the United States United States of America—also referred to as 'the United States', 'the US', 'the USA', 'America' (more loosely), 'the States' (colloquially), and 'Columbia' (poetically)—is a federal republic of 50 states, located primarily in central North America.
The DGA headquarters are located on Sunset Boulevard Sunset Boulevard (officially known as West Sunset Boulevard, except in Beverly Hills) is a street in the western part of Los Angeles County, California, that stretches from Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Coast Highway at the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Palisades.
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