DGA strikes tentative deal with AMPTP


The Directors Guild of America has reached a tentative deal with AMPTP on a new three year contract, after only six days of negotiation. The pact was announced yesterday afternoon. Most say the next round of WGA talks (they collapsed most recently on 12/7) will be based on how DGA’s contract is crafted.
The new contract addresses compensation of union members for use and re-use of their work on the net—hopefully the framework will be acceptable for future WGA talks. DGA will be presenting the deal to its 13,500 members for ratification. DGA negotiations began 1/12 and were held at AMPTP headquarters in Encino, CA.