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Western Directors Council

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Production Incentives

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Special Projects Committee

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Gilbert Cates

Gil Cates recounts to his son and interviewer Gil Cates, Jr. his experiences as a feature film director, Dean of UCLA's Theater, Film, and Television Program, and President of the DGA.

Rod Holcomb

Veteran Television director Rod Holcomb discusses his career beginnings on The Six Million Dollar Man, his vision for shooting the pilots of hit shows ER, The A-Team, and China Beach, and the importance of maintaining directors’ creative rights.

William Friedkin

Director William Friedkin (The French Connection, The Exorcist) discusses his iconic career; beginning in the mailroom of a television station to winning the DGA Feature Film Award and becoming a premier member of the “New Hollywood” wave of filmmaking that revolutionized the industry.