Coronavirus Resources and Updates

Welcome to the DGA’s electronic member portal for COVID-19-related information. Please continue to check this section for resources, updates and other information.


COVID-19 Safety Agreement Extension - 7/15/22

COVID-19 Return to Work Agreement - 5/06/22

- Commercial COVID-19 Safety Agreement Update - 05/13/22

- The DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, Teamsters and the Hollywood Basic Crafts Announce Modifications to Covid-19 Safety Agreement Reflecting the Changing Impact of the Virus - 05/06/22

- DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, Teamsters and the Hollywood Basic Crafts Announce Covid-19 Safety Agreement Modification Negotiations To Continue Into Next Week - 04/29/22

- Covid-19 Safety Agreement for Film and Television Production Extended Through April 30, 2022 - 02/16/22

- UPDATE: Covid-19 Safety Agreement Extended Through January 16, 2022 - 11/24/21

- Extension of Commercial Covid-19 Safety Agreement - Summary - 10/29/21

- UPDATE: Covid-19 Safety Agreement Extended Through October 31, 2021 - 10/1/21

COVID-19 Return to Work Agreement - 7/19/21

- COVID-19 Return to Work Agreement Summary for DGA Members - 7/19/21

- DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, Teamsters and the Basic Crafts and AMPTP Taking Necessary Time to Negotiate Covid-19 Safety Agreement Modifications - 6/30/21

- Return to Work Safety Agreement Extension - 4/30/21

- Special Agreement for Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Breaks and Notice of Positive Test Result(s) - 11/19/20

- Double Rapid Testing and Testing Turnaround Times -12/23/20

Commercial COVID-19 Safety Agreement - 12/4/20

- Commercial Safety Protocols Extension - 5/11/21

- COVID-19 Return to Work Safety Agreement - 9/21/20


Contracts & Employment Issues:

The DGA Contracts Department is available to assist you with questions regarding employment and working conditions. For information please call the Contracts line at (310) 289-2010, or email

Safety Issues:

The DGA is here to assist members with questions and concerns related to safety. The Guild’s worldwide Safety Hotline is in operation 24/7. You may call the Safety Hotline in the U.S. or internationally at (310) 289-5326 or toll free in the U.S. and Canada at (800) 342-3457.

For matters regarding News Directorial Teams Safety please refer to the information below:

Residuals Payments:

The Residuals Department has been hard at work fast-tracking residuals payments for members during this crisis. For questions regarding Residuals Processing and/or Residuals Policing call the Residuals Department at (310) 289-2076

Dues Department:

The DGA Dues Department is available for any questions regarding dues payments or payment plans.

Directors Guild Foundation:

The Directors Guild Foundation continues its vital mission of serving DGA members in need by offering interest-free loans and directly supporting organizations that are responsible for the physical health and well-being of DGA members and the entertainment community. If you have need of their services please contact the Foundation office at (310) 289-2037 or email

Other Guild Departments:

For contact information and/or assistance from all other DGA departments not listed above, please visit the Departments page at


Created as a result of the Directors Guild of America's collective bargaining agreements with producer associations representing the motion picture, television and commercial production industries, the DGA-Producer Pension and Health Plans provide excellent benefits to participants and their website has significant resources regarding the current crisis.


For questions or updates regarding this Coronavirus Resource Section, please email