DGA Inclusion Report shows incremental gains

Even with a significant reduction in the number of television episodes directed during the Covid-19 pandemic, the percentage of dramatic television episodes directed by women and directors of color continued to increase.  This according to a new report from the DGA. The DGA has been pressing studios, networks, and producers to be more inclusive in … Continue reading “DGA Inclusion Report shows incremental gains”

Jane Campion wins DGA for Outstanding Directorial Achievement

It is looking more and more like The Power of the Dog is the one to beat at the upcoming Oscars.The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2021 were announced last night during the 74th Annual DGA Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Jane Campion won the … Continue reading “Jane Campion wins DGA for Outstanding Directorial Achievement”

Spielberg, Campion, Miranda among 2022 DGA Feature noms

Directors Guild of America President Lesli Linka Glatter announced the nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2021. “The power of film, in all its many facets, shines through in the work of these exceptional directors representing the highest standards of filmmaking, artistic achievement and innovative storytelling,” said … Continue reading “Spielberg, Campion, Miranda among 2022 DGA Feature noms”

WGA East, SAG-AFTRA DGA release supporting statement for IATSE

The Writers Guild of America East, SAG-AFTRA, The Directors Guild of America, and The International Brotherhood of Teamsters are standing in solidarity with IATSE in its efforts to reach a new film and TV contract with the AMPTP Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. “On behalf of our hundreds of thousands of members working … Continue reading “WGA East, SAG-AFTRA DGA release supporting statement for IATSE”

Chloé Zhao wins DGA Award for Nomadland

The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2020 were announced tonight during the 73rd Annual DGA Awards virtual ceremony. Chloé Zhao won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for Nomadland. The moving film about grief and acceptance follows woman in her sixties (Frances McDormand) who, … Continue reading “Chloé Zhao wins DGA Award for Nomadland”

Three female directors among DGA nominations

The Directors Guild of America President Thomas Schlamme announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2019 as well as Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director. While there will be groans that no female directors are nominated in the first category among five … Continue reading “Three female directors among DGA nominations”

Cuarón’s ‘Roma’ takes top honors at 71st DGA awards

The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2018 were announced last Saturday during the 71st Annual DGA Awards. Alfonso Cuarón won the DGA’s Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Roma. The filmmaker beat out Bradley Cooper for A Star Is Born, Spike Lee for BlacKkKlansman, Adam … Continue reading “Cuarón’s ‘Roma’ takes top honors at 71st DGA awards”

Angelina Jolie, DGA Awards, Box Office, SNL in the news

  Angelina Jolie wins at Annie’s The Vince Lombardi trophy wasn’t the only award handed out this weekend. In Los Angeles, The Directors Guild of America and The Annie Awards honored their own for excellence in directing in film and television and animation, respectively Angelina Jolie wore a silver gown and brought two of her … Continue reading “Angelina Jolie, DGA Awards, Box Office, SNL in the news”

DGA “overwhelmingly” ratified its new AMPTP contract

THE DGA RATIFIED its new collective bargaining agreements with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) by an overwhelming membership vote.

“Our major gains in SVOD residuals, together with our improvements in wages and pensions, were the result of our forward-thinking preparation,” said DGA president Paris Barclay.

Production on Succession Season 4 begins

Production has commenced on the fourth season of the Emmy-winning HBO Original drama series Succession in New York City. Created by Jesse Armstrong, the series explores themes of power and family dynamics through the eyes of patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his four grown children, Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Siobhan (Sarah Snook), Roman (Kieran Culkin), and Connor … Continue reading “Production on Succession Season 4 begins”

Cannes Lions: Agencies react to Scotus decision

Friday morning, SCOTUS issued its most consequential decision in decades by overturning the landmark decision Roe v. Wade. The devastating blow not only shook the United States, but is being felt across the world – most notably at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. In May, court’s opinion, drafted by Justice Samuel Alito was leaked to … Continue reading “Cannes Lions: Agencies react to Scotus decision”

AMPTP refuses to recognize new IATSE Music union

Seventy-five percent of film and television Music Supervisors signed union authorization cards to form a union and become part of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), but on Wednesday the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) indicated they will not voluntarily recognize it. Music Supervisors are responsible for curating, securing/negotiating licensing … Continue reading “AMPTP refuses to recognize new IATSE Music union”

Director Victor Ridaura will roam with Buffalos

Full-service creative production company Where The Buffalo Roam (WTBR) has signed Venezuelan writer and director Victor Ridaura to its impressive and growing roster of commercial filmmaking talent. With an intriguing blend of cultural idiosyncrasies and character-driven storytelling, he has helmed brand campaigns for the likes of DIRECTV, AT&T, MANGO, and Sony. Through his narrative work, … Continue reading “Director Victor Ridaura will roam with Buffalos”

AICP Week returns with new format for presenting

AICP Week is back (Yay!), and with it comes a new format for presenting and celebrating the winning work in the Awards competitions: the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial, the AICP Next Awards and the AICP Post Awards. The full program of winners in each show will be screened during the day … Continue reading “AICP Week returns with new format for presenting”

CDDP announces finalists and 5 new fellows

Tamika Lamison, Executive Director of the Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP), today announced the five Fellows who have each been awarded $25,000.00 stipends to produce spec spots during the Program’s 2022 cycle. The Fellows are: MG ‘Grace’ Evangelista, Alexander Gilbert, Rhym Guisse’, LJ Johnsn and Andrew Rhee. According to Lamison, almost 700 Directors applied to … Continue reading “CDDP announces finalists and 5 new fellows”

Durable Goods Signs Director Tamer Shaaban 

Bicoastal production company Durable Goods has signed director Tamer Shaaban for exclusive representation in North America. Hailed for his visual storytelling combining film, design, and technology, Shaaban has directed commercials and branded content for such clients as Audi, Microsoft, Dove, Lay’s, and the UEFA Champions League. Born to Egyptian parents and splitting time growing up … Continue reading “Durable Goods Signs Director Tamer Shaaban “

Jane Campion apologizes for “thoughtless” remarks about Venus and Serena

On Sunday, while accepting the Critics Choice Awards best director award For Power of the Dog, 67-year-old Jane Campion, mentioned her fellow directing nominees (the “guys,” as she describes the rest of the all-male directors nominated this year) before she inexplicably turned her attention to tennis icons Serena and Venus Williams who were there to … Continue reading “Jane Campion apologizes for “thoughtless” remarks about Venus and Serena”

Netflix reveals Stranger Things 4 premiere date

It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins in Stranger Things 3. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and … Continue reading “Netflix reveals Stranger Things 4 premiere date”

Reel 360’s Oscar nomination predictions

So, it comes down to this. Two hundred seventy-six feature films are eligible for a 2021 Oscar nomination, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced. Tomorrow at 5:18 AM PST, 7: 18 AM CST and 8:18 AM EST, Emmy-winning actor-comedian Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace, The Help) and Emmy-nominated actor-CEO-producer Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish, The High Note) will host the announcement … Continue reading “Reel 360’s Oscar nomination predictions”

What Being the Ricardos got right… and wrong

For decades upon decades, America has been in love with the spunky and silly redhead who starred in the hit TV show I love Lucy. We all flocked to Amazon to watch the highly anticipated biopic Being the Ricardos which follows Hollywood power couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in 1952 as they face personal … Continue reading “What Being the Ricardos got right… and wrong”