Directors Guild of America Members Ratify Film-TV Contract by ‘Overwhelming’ Margin

  • Variety
Directors Guild of America Members Ratify Film-TV Contract by ‘Overwhelming’ Margin
Members of the Directors Guild of America have approved a three-year successor deal to the DGA master contract covering feature film and primetime television.

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
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