DGA puts honors event on hold

Ceremony postponed, will be held again, sez prexy Shea

HOLLYWOOD — The Directors Guild of America, citing the need for members to work on disaster relief, has indefinitely postponed its Nov. 17 DGA Honors black-tie ceremony in Gotham.

“The DGA’s decision to postpone the honors dinner was a difficult one — but one made out of respect at a difficult time for both honorees and attendees,” DGA national VP Ed Sherin said. “At the appropriate time, we will direct our attention to the ceremony that applauds the significant work of our honorees and celebrates our industry.”

The DGA already had announced that the third annual event, which had been set for the Waldorf-Astoria, would honor filmmaker Spike Lee; TV news exec Don Hewitt; former National Endowment for the Arts chief Jane Alexander; and Sony Pictures Classics execs Michael Barker, Marcie Bloom and Tom Bernard.

DGA prexy Jack Shea promised the event will be held eventually.

The guild’s national board has donated $100,000 to relief efforts.

“We encourage all DGA members to continue in their support of the efforts under way to rebuild New York and Washington, D.C., and the morale of our nation,” Shea added.

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