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Directors Guild of America Opposes California Proposition 32

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood October 22, 2012 at 11:25AM

Not surprisingly, one of Hollywood's most powerful unions, the Directors Guild of America, opposes California Proposition 32. If passed, Prop. 32 would effectively prevent unions from participating in political activity in California. DGA President Taylor Hackford made the following statement expressing strong opposition from the guild:
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DGA President Taylor Hackford
DGA President Taylor Hackford

Not surprisingly, one of Hollywood's most powerful unions, the Directors Guild of America, opposes California Proposition 32.  If passed, Prop. 32 would effectively prevent unions from participating in political activity in California.  DGA President Taylor Hackford made the following statement expressing strong opposition from the guild:  

“The Directors Guild of America stands together with our fellow guilds and unions at SAG-AFTRA, WGAW, IATSE and others in emphatically opposing Prop 32 and urging our members to vote NO on this deceptive and misleading effort to prevent union members from having their voices heard in Sacramento.”

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.