Currently, DGA members who have to take time off to care for their newborn children, are being penalized for it. These members are working to get the DGA to change their policies in order to have a more equitable and just industry

In today’s episode, No Film School’s Charles Haine, GG Hawkins, Jason Hellerman, and director Jessica Dimmock discuss:

  • The reason Jessica started the DGA Parenthood Penalty campaign
  • The changes the DGA is making to their contracts
  • Why you should be active in your guild
  • Realizing the DGA wasn’t asking their members for feedback
  • Recent strike updates
  • How creatives take big risks just like the studios do
  • Pressure testing your script by anonymously submitting it for feedback
  • Finding out how much money your film will cost to make
  • Supporting films with big marketing budgets

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by GG Hawkins.