DGA launches prep program

Big Four Networks join in on sponsorship

The Big Four networks have joined with the Directors Guild of America in sponsoring a program offering top-notch instruction to a dozen minority and female DGA members.

“Some of our most highly ac-claimed members have freely offered their time, encouragement and skills to ensure that the Single Camera Directors’ Prep Program is a success,” DGA prexy Jack Shea said.

The program, launched Sunday, consists of seminars featuring J.J. Abrams (“Alias”), Bob Butler (“The Division”), Thomas Carter (“Save the Last Dance”), Bill D’Elia (“Ally McBeal”), Jim Frawley (“Thieves”), Leslie Linka Glatter (“Citizen Baines”), Todd Holland (“Malcolm in the Middle”), Laura Innes (“ER”), Michael Robin (“NYPD”), Thomas Schlamme (“The West Wing”), Mark Tinker (“NYPD Blue”) and Jesus Trevino (“Resurrection Blvd.”).

Members tapped for the program are Tanya Boyd, Henry Chan, Martha Cotton, Monty DeGraff, Karen Ga-viola, Jenni Gold, Rachel Harms, Laura Medina, Linda Rockstroh, Keith Shaw, Millicent Shelton and Joseph Torres Jr.

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