DGA Statement on the Killing of George Floyd

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June 2, 2020

LOS ANGELES – Directors Guild of America President Thomas Schlamme and National Executive Director Russell Hollander today made the following statement:

As our nation mourns the senseless killing of George Floyd and so many other people of color, the Directors Guild of America stands in solidarity with those peaceful voices of frustration calling for the end of institutional, systemic racism. This tragic incident once again shines a harsh light on the reality of our unequal justice system, one which is baked deep in the history of our country. Statements of support are important but unless we are honest enough to look at ourselves and our institutions, we will never move past this injustice and begin the hard work of real change. We at the DGA are committed to that change and will not let this moment be forgotten.


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