Protecting Creative Content

Protecting the content that DGA members create from illegal downloading and streaming is one of the Guild's legislative priorities. This Internet theft of members’ work poses both an economic and creative threat: it threatens future work opportunities for DGA members as the available financing for films tightens when investments are not recouped, and secondly, it also creates immediate economic loss for DGA members because a significant proportion of their compensation and 74% of their pension plan is based on the residual revenues earned from the reuse of film and television productions in secondary markets. Lastly, Internet piracy devalues both the individual creativity of our members’ work, and the inestimable impact it has on American, and global, culture.

Kathy Garmezy - Associate Executive Director for Government and International Affairs
Libby Buchanan - Assistant to Kathy Garmezy 310-289-5358
Lily Bedrossian - Director of Media Relations (310) 289-5334