February 19, 2017
The DGA issued the following statement today upon learning of the passing of member Richard Schickel:
Richard brought his experience, passion and encyclopedic knowledge as a film critic and documentarian to the DGA by serving for more than 25 years on the Guild’s Special Projects and Publications Committees – enlightening his fellow members by helping to create events and articles that unspooled the secrets of the craft and passed on that wisdom to the next generation of directors. He was incisive, direct and uncompromising, a masterful documentarian with a deep wellspring of love for films – and the directors who made them. The DGA mourns his passing and sends its deepest condolences to his family and friends.