Directors Guild of GB deregisters as trade union

Mumbai:  The Directors Guild of Great Britain (DGGB) has deregistered as a trade union and redefined its role by becoming a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) to support the work of sister charity the Directors Guild Trust in promoting and developing the craft of directing.

The DGGB continues its activities of promoting directors and their work and helping newcomers to the profession with an expanded program of events, training, and awards. The board will consist of present council members until new elections are held later in the year.

DGGB chairman Ivor Benjamin says, "The Guild applauds the creation of directors UK and supports them wholeheartedly in their efforts to provide a single voice for those British directors working in television and film. Creative and economic rights are the most important bargaining chip that directors possess."

He adds, "Britain has a long history of directors moving between stage and screen. Directing can be a lonely profession; the Guild recognizes the value of a place for all directors, whatever their background. The future of directing lies in recognizing and celebrating what unites us – ambition, good training, and shared experiences."

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