Don Gold Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Don Gold (1932-2023)

Interviewed by: Jay D. Roth

Former DGA field representative Donald Gold looks back at his 30-year tenure visiting film and television sets to ensure members’ rights were protected, and shares insights on his early career as an Associate Director and Stage Manager.

Gold describes the responsibilities of the DGA Field Representative, the importance of Field Reps in protecting our members, and the personal satisfaction he received from the job over 30 years.

Gold discusses the role and work of the Stage Manager from when he was a working Stage Manager in the 1970's through his experiences in the past decade visiting sets as a DGA Field Representative.

When Gold gave up his DGA membership to become a Guild employee, a conversation with past Executive Secretary Michael Franklin warned him of the difficult transition that was to come.