“The lack of network and studio action to hire more women and minority directors is deplorable. The DGA has been a long-standing advocate pressuring the industry to do the right thing, which is to change their hiring practices and hire more women and minority directors. The ACLU has made no effort to contact the DGA concerning the issues raised in its letters. The ACLU’s assertions reflect this lack of investigation as to the Guild, and ignore its efforts to combat discrimination against women directors and to promote the employment of women directors. There are few issues to which the DGA is more committed than improving employment opportunities for women and minority directors, it is time for change.”
FYI: The total female membership of the DGA is 3,617 (i.e. includes first ADs and UPMs, etc.) of a 16,000-member guild.
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