Directors Guild of America

Directors Guild of America

Signatories Representative

Based in Los Angeles, CA


The Directors Guild of America labor union, representing over 18,000 entertainment and commercial directors and members of the directorial team, seeks a Signatories Representative to work within the Signatories Department of the DGA and obtain and assess the ''financial assurances'' securing DGA members' rights under various collective bargaining agreements.

The Signatories Representative is the initial point of contact for employers seeking to become signatory to the DGA’s collective bargaining agreements. They are responsible for guiding employers through the signatory process by reviewing and verifying production-related agreements, evaluating projects to determine which financial assurances would best protect DGA members and preparing and collecting financial assurances forms. The Signatories Representative will independently manage a revolving portfolio of projects in a deadline-driven environment seeking guidance from the Signatories Administrator when necessary.


  • Reviewing and summarizing chain of title documents and other production-related agreements such as financing agreements, distribution agreements, and director agreements
  • Independently drafting customary financial assurances forms
  • Regularly corresponding with producers, attorneys and members regarding the signatory process, clearly and accurately articulating guild policies
  • Keeping internal database updated with the most current project information for interdepartmental use
  • Timely filing documents with US Copyright Office and Secretaries of State
  • Researching entertainment financing and corporate structure
  • Performing other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 2 years of legal experience.
  • Experience reading and interpreting contracts, reviewing chain of title, and/or performing lien searches
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent communication skills


  • JD degree
  • Previous union or entertainment industry experience


  • Company paid Medical, Dental, and Vision for employees and low-cost premium for dependents
  • Pension
  • 401(k) and 401(k) matching
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance
  • Generous PTO
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Work Life Balance

The DGA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

**This role will require the candidate to work in our Los Angeles office. All employees, except those with a bona fide medical or religious exception, will be required to provide proof of vaccination.**

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