Dga Agreement 2020

The DGA (Directors Guild of America) is an American labor union representing directors and the members of the directorial team working in the film, television, advertising, and new media industries. Every few years, the guild renegotiates its collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), which outlines the terms and conditions of employment for its members. In 2020, the DGA came to a new agreement with the AMPTP, which will be in effect until June 2023.

One of the most significant changes in the 2020 DGA agreement is an increase in streaming residuals. Prior to the new agreement, residuals for original content on streaming platforms were relatively low compared to residuals for traditional television programming. However, the new agreement sets higher residual rates for streaming content, which will benefit DGA members who work on these types of projects. In addition, the agreement includes improvements in benefit contributions and pension coverage for members.

Another notable change in the 2020 DGA agreement is an increase in funding for the DGA-Producer Training Program, which provides training and mentorship opportunities for new and emerging directors. The program will receive an additional $3 million in funding over the next three years, which will allow more aspiring directors to receive valuable industry training and experience.

The 2020 DGA agreement also addresses issues related to sexual harassment in the workplace. It includes new provisions aimed at preventing and responding to incidents of sexual harassment and discrimination, including the establishment of a system for reporting and investigating complaints.

Overall, the 2020 DGA agreement represents a positive step forward for members of the guild. With increased residuals for streaming content, additional funding for training and mentorship programs, and improved protections against workplace harassment, the agreement provides important benefits and support for DGA members in their careers.