Among the demands attributed to Lopez in the gossip pages a dressing room fitted out with white orchids, white walls, a white sofa and an endless stock of Evian-room-temperature only, thank you. So when Lopez went AWOL in winter 2000, the warnings seemed prophetic. I lost track of her, ... It was a huge job, and all the meetings were either rescheduled or canceled. I thought, 'This is going to be very difficult.'
The DGA is forever on the front lines, protecting our creative and economic rights and fending off threats to our livelihoods such as runaway production, piracy, and the theft of intellectual property. I am honored to be standing on the front lines with this Guild, and look forward to continuing my work as president.
Bob's devotion to the craft of filmmaking and his wealth of head-and-heart knowledge about what we do and how we do it was a special gift to his fellow directors. As president of the guild and as co-founder of the DGA Special Projects Committee, his decades of hands-on leadership were an inspiration to us all. We will deeply miss him.
Peer-to-peer technology has benefits, but it also carries many dangers, the most egregious of which is the potential for widespread and unauthorized piracy. Without the permission of the author of the work, who will be able to tell when personal use ends and piracy begins It is the fundamental question of what is fair and right for the creators and those who made that creation possible.