DIRECTORS REACH AGREEMENT WITH PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION

The Directors Guild announced a tentative collective bargaining agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). The DGA’s description of their tentative deal can be found here. The directors received concessions on issues relating to jurisdiction over new media as well as on compensation for internet downloads and other new media.

The widely anticipated agreement now increases the pressure on the writers, who are entering the third month of their work stoppage. Whether the writers think the directors’ agreement is sufficient remains to be seen.