Assistant executive director will aid in negotiating TV contracts

The Directors Guild of America has hired attorney Michael Berger as an assistant exec director in its New York offices.

Berger will be involved in the negotiation and administration of the DGA’s network and live and taped television agreements. He will also oversee issues related to associate directors, stage managers and production associates on the East Coast. Berger reports to Russell Hollander, associate national exec director/Eastern exec director.

Prior to joining the DGA, Berger worked as a field attorney at the National Labor Relations Board in New York, where he investigated and litigated unfair labor practice charges and conducted representation hearings and elections.

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