Directors Guild of America Statement of Support for the IATSE

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October 4, 2021

The DGA National Board, as the representatives of more than 18,000 directors and members of the directorial team, stands in solidarity with our IATSE brothers, sisters and kin. The quality of life and living wage issues they are fighting for are important to all workers on set.

We urge the producers and studios of the AMPTP to return to the bargaining table and make a fair deal addressing these critical issues.

  • Lesli Linka Glatter, President
  • Mary Rae Thewlis, National Vice-President
  • Paris Barclay, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Betty Thomas, First Vice-President
  • Ron Howard, Second Vice-President 
  • Barry Jenkins, Third Vice-President 
  • Seith Mann, Fourth Vice-President 
  • Ava DuVernay, Fifth Vice-President
  • Lily Olszewski, Sixth Vice-President  
  • Joyce Thomas, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer

Board Members:

  • Jon Avnet
  • Norberto Barba
  • Karen Gaviola
  • Julie Gelfand
  • Duncan Henderson
  • Todd Holland
  • Nicole Kassell
  • Kathleen McGill
  • Christopher Nolan
  • Millicent Shelton
  • Steven Spielberg
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