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Eastern Directors Council

The Eastern Directors Council is comprised of directors elected to address issues related to the working circumstances of DGA director-members in the Eastern region and Midwest.

Below is a sampling of various events hosted by the Eastern Directors Council, as well as other events held at the DGA and articles from Guild publications.

DGA members, please log in to view Eastern Directors Council meeting times in the area below, or to access the list of council members in the right hand sidebar.
Peggy O'Brien
Assistant to Associate National Executive Director/Eastern Executive Director
Russ Hollander
(212) 258-0804
Production Incentives

The DGA, along with a coalition of entertainment industry partners, has worked for years to promote legislation at the federal, state, and local level that will help keep film and television production in the United States. Click the link above to learn more about these efforts.

Special Projects Committee

Special Projects is the educational and cultural arm of the DGA. It provides opportunities for members and industry colleagues to celebrate their history and achievements, advance their professional skills, and prepare them for the technological changes of the future. Click the link above for more information.

John LiBretto

Veteran television director John LiBretto shares his 45-plus year career in news and sports, including notable assignments such as directing the first “Town Hall Meeting” debate for the 1992 presidential elections and highlights from directing Summer Olympics.

Larry Auerbach

Director Larry Auerbach shares tales from the pioneering days of early television through a more than 50-year career directing New York based daytime serials such as Love of Life, One Life to Live and All My Children.

Muriel Balash

Muriel Balash, best known for her Oscar-nominated documentary feature A Portrait of Giselle (1982), discusses her career as an actress, editor and director. She reflects on her working methods and philosophy from pre-production through post-production, including the joys and difficulties of editing.

Ulu Grosbard

Ulu Grosbard, a director of both stage and screen, discusses his work on The Subject Was Roses (1968) and True Confessions (1981). He talks in detail about the art of casting the right actors for specific roles, collaborating with composers, and trying to communicate his vision accurately for the screen.