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DGA to begin 2023 Negotiations
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The DGA begins BA/FLTTA major contract negotiations start tomorrow, May 10, with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).

We have recorded an important video message for all DGA members about bargaining.


Please watch it to hear directly about our priorities for a strong contract that treats us fairly and allows us to share in the success of an evolving entertainment industry. Those priorities include:

  • Securing wage increases that address inflation
  • Maintaining the strength and sustainability of our world-class pension and health care plans
  • Negotiating meaningful increases and structural changes to streaming residual formulas that account for the global growth of the audience
  • Protecting the role and vision of Directors
  • Protecting our jurisdiction over projects produced abroad for U.S. audiences
  • Improving safety on the set by expanding and encouraging training and addressing long workdays
  • Increasing diversity, equity and inclusion and strengthening the voices of under-represented people
  • Looking out for the full directorial team — the Assistant Directors, UPMs, Associate Directors and Stage Managers — who sustain every production with their hard work and professionalism

Now that formal negotiations are beginning, you will hear from us less frequently. As you know, we don’t negotiate in the press. Contract negotiations can bring speculation and rumors that appear online or in the media. To receive accurate information, we strongly encourage you to rely on official DGA sources only to stay up-to-date on developments.

With the collective strength and unity of the full DGA membership, we are committed to winning a strong contract that sets a new path forward for our industry.


Jon Avnet
Negotiations Chair
Karen Gaviola
Negotiations Co-Chair
Todd Holland
Negotiations Co-Chair