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After a major ruckus last year, the Directors Guild of America has quietly reasserted its ban on studios sending screeners to guild members.
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The Producers Guild of America, which had remained on the sidelines during the screener controversy, has asked studios to start sending award screeners to its 2,000 members.
Reactions from the creative community and awards orgs to the screener ban compromise ranged from renewed outrage to cautious optimism. But there was no indication the controversy would go away.
Though no official notifications have been received, the MPAA's Acad members-only stance on awards season screeners is already drawing fire.