National Executive Director Rebecca Rhine of the International Cinematography Guild is about to join the Guild Director of America.
The Hollywood union’s veteran executive will soon begin work as DGA’s Western chief executive, DGA country chief executive Russell Hollander announced on Friday. “I am delighted that Rebecca will now be part of the DGA senior executive team,” Hollader said in a statement. “With our incredible breadth of work experience and deep understanding of the industry, Rebecca will be a special asset to the DGA and its membership. She is a good organizer and negotiator, and with three decades of working for labor unions, she has proven her remarkable ability to fight tough battles and achieve success. significantly. We look forward to putting her skills to work on behalf of directors and their teams.”
In this role, Rhine will be “responsible for overseeing the West Region of the Guild and nationally responsible for the Contracts, Safety and Agency Relations Committee,” the DGA stated. She will also collaborate with the union government department on state and local issues of interest to the DGA. Rhine will begin in her position in October, and will report to Hollander.
“It is an honor to have the opportunity to advocate for the interests of DGA members and bring my experience and passion to represent those in the entertainment industry to the Directors Guild of America,” said Rhine. in a statement. “I have the utmost respect for the creativity and dedication of the Directors and team of directors.”
After first joining ICG in 2015, notably becoming the first female national executive, Rhine has decided to leave the Guild, IATSE Local 600, this fall following the end of her contract. end. During her seven years at ICG, she served as director of the Film Industry Health & Pension Plan and was a board member of the LA County Labor Federation. ICG has yet to announce a replacement for Rhine as its country chief executive.
Prior to joining the Cinematographers Association, Rhine was the executive director of the San Francisco Municipal Executive Vice President (SFMEA) and worked for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1000 and the Arts Federation. Doctor of Television and Radio Broadcasting (AFTRA), which merged with the Screen Actors Guild to form SAG-AFTRA in 2012. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Golden Gate University.
Rhine’s appointment comes at a time when the DGA is preparing to negotiate its latest fundamental agreement with studios and streamers, which is set to expire at the end of June 2023.