Directors Approve Contract With Producers
Contract talks between the Directors Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers -- usually the least contentious of all the labor negotiations in Hollywood -- proved to be no exception this year, and members on Tuesday approved the latest three-year deal. While details of the voting results were not disclosed, the DGA membership normally overwhelmingly approves the deals hammered out by their negotiators. (The most controversial aspect of the current contract was an agreement by the DGA negotiators to limit first-class air travel to location productions.) In a statement, DGA President Taylor Hackford said he was "pleased to see the strength and unity of our membership as illustrated by this vote."