The vote reflects the strong support and enthusiasm our members have for our new contract. We won important gains such as higher wages, higher residual bases, significant improvements in basic cable, a more secure health planDGA ratifies contract with producers Feb 20, 2008
This was a very difficult negotiation that required real give and take on both sidesDirectors Guild, producers reach deal Jan 17, 2008
I am honored to have been re-elected for a third term as president of the DGAMichael Apted head director once again Jul 01, 2007
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn TreaderMichael Apted to direct third Narnia film Jun 19, 2007
DGA Honors was created to celebrate distinguished contributions to American culture through the world of film and televisionBloomberg tops Directors Guild honorees Sep 12, 2006
Michael David Apted, CMG (born 10 February 1941) is an English director, producer, writer and actor. He is one of the most prolific British film directors of his generation but is best known for his work on the Up series of documentaries.
On June 29, 2003 he was elected President of the Directors Guild of America. He returned to television, directing the first three episodes of the TV series Rome. His most recent feature film project was Amazing Grace, which premiered at the closing of the Toronto Film Festival on September 16, 2006. He was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.
Apted was born to a middle class family in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, the son of Frances Amelia (née Thomas) and Ronald William Apted, who worked for an insurance company. Apted secured a scholarship to attend City of London School and then to study law and history at Cambridge University (Downing College).