The DGA made the announcement Friday, saying its members had backed the agreement by an “overwhelming” margin. The new deal goes into effect on July 1 and will run through June 30, 2023.
The agreement came a month after its negotiators reached a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The DGA national board announced on March 7 that it had approved the deal unanimously and revealed that the agreement includes a significant increase in residuals for high-budget streaming content, pension, wages and TV creative rights. That triggered a ratification vote by the 18,000-plus members of the guild.
DGA president Thomas Schlamme said in a statement, “I am proud to report that our membership overwhelmingly voted to ratify the new contract. In a time of enormous