DGA to fete black women helmers

The DGA’s African-American Steering Committee has announced an evening celebrating the achievements of female African-American directors, the Directors Guild of America has announced. “Hollywood’s New Deal: Black Women in the Director’s Chair” is skedded for Nov. 18 at DGA headquarters.

“This is an excellent chance for us to salute the accomplishments of African-American women who have overcome so many obstacles to reach the positions they are in today,” said DGA prez Jack Shea.

Scheduled speakers include Mark Brown, Winfred White Neisser and Suzanne de Passe.

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