Richard Brick

Richard Brick



site by Geoffrey Booth
Jul
25
2009
Taylor Hackford Elected DGA President

CONGRATULATIONS to Taylor Hackford on his election as president of the Directors Guild of America at the National Convention today in Los Angeles.  Mr. Hackford succeeds Michael Apted who served with distinction for three two-year terms. Among his accomplishments were leading the negotiations for two landmark contracts: in 2004 securing the financial future of the DGA health care plan and in 2008 securing jurisdiction and compensation for all new media production.   During Apted’s tenure, the DGA fought runaway production and also led the industry push that resulted in the passage of the first federal tax incentive legislation for audio-visual work.