Directors and Producers Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

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Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by Gregg Kilday and Jonathan Handel on December 23, 2016.

The Directors Guild of America has reached a tentative agreement on the terms of new three-year collective bargaining agreements with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the DGA announced Friday night. The agreements cover motion pictures and television work.

The terms of the new contracts were not announced, but will be released after the agreement has been submitted to the Guild’s national board for approval at a special board meeting. The DGA did not respond to an email asking when the board meeting will take place.

Negotiations, which began December 5, were led by Negotiations Committee Co-Chairs Michael Apted and Thomas Schlamme, and the Guild’s chief negotiator, National Executive Director Jay Roth. …

The Hollywood Reporter 12/23

Variety 12/23

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