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Western Directors Council

The Western Directors Council is comprised of directors elected to address issues related to the working circumstances of DGA director-members in the Western region. Although the Council does not hold events, below is a sampling of various DGA events and articles from Guild publications.

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Sevana Abkarian
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Russell Hollander
(310) 289-2047
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Production Incentives

The DGA, along with a coalition of entertainment industry partners, has worked for years to promote legislation at the federal, state, and local level that will help keep film and television production in the United States. Click the link above to learn more about these efforts.

Special Projects Committee

Special Projects is the educational and cultural arm of the DGA. It provides opportunities for members and industry colleagues to celebrate their history and achievements, advance their professional skills, and prepare them for the technological changes of the future. Click the link above for more information.

Michael Apted

Veteran feature and documentary film director and past-president of the DGA Michael Apted discusses his 45-plus year directorial career, highlighting his work on the Seven Up! documentary series, Coal Miners Daughter (1980), and Nell (1994) and reflecting on his presidency and Guild leadership over the years.

Arlene Sanford

Arlene Sanford discusses her 30-plus year career directing episodic television, feature films and movies for television, highlighting her work on such shows as Ally McBeal, Pretty Little Liars, and Grace and Frankie.

Oz Scott

Oz Scott (The Jeffersons, Picket Fences, CSI: NY), recounts his 30-plus year career directing episodic television and TV movies, his beginnings in theater (for colored girls who considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf), and his feature film, Bustin’ Loose, starring Richard Pryor.