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The Directors Guild of America will honor FX Networks with its 2019 Diversity Award — the first time in five years that the guild has selected a recipient.
The DGA announced the award Thursday. It said the award is being given for the network’s commitment to, and leadership in, inclusive hiring in DGA-covered categories –- and for the example it sets for the rest of the industry. The award will be presented at the 71st annual DGA Awards on Feb. 2 at the Hollywood and Highland Center.
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“The DGA Diversity Award is a rare honor, given only when exceptional leadership in inclusive hiring is exhibited – and today, FX embodies the spirit of this special award,” said DGA president Thomas Schlamme. “Just three short years ago, FX made a promise to transform themselves from a network that trailed behind in the area of director diversity, to one that blazed a new trail. In the time since, they’ve gone above and beyond to turn words into action.”
“From CEO John Landgraf to all corners of the network, status quo hiring practices were overhauled into expansive searches for talented women directors and directors of color,” Shlamme added. “By chipping away...
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