DGA Board unanimously approves contract


The board of the Directors Guild of America voted unanimously Sunday to recommend ratification of a deal with Hollywood studios. The three-year agreement reached 1/17 establishes key provisions involving compensation for programs offered on the Internet that will hopefully be used as a template for the resumed WGA-AMPTP negotiations.

"We achieved our three primary goals: jurisdiction in new media, which was absolutely essential; compensation for the use and reuse of our work in new media; and significant gains on issues of real importance for our work in traditional media," DGA President Michael Apted said in a statement.
The ballot will now go to the DGA’s 13,500 members for ratification.