Variety reports that Robert Rodriguez’s departure from the Directors Guild of America to co-direct the hard-boiled comic book SIN CITY with creator Frank Miller has jeopardized him being about to helm A PRINCESS OF MARS because of Paramount’s agreement to employ only DGA directors. Rodriguez is refusing to back down because of his passion for SIN CITY and for working with Frank Miller, who apparently has refused anyone rights to his comic book unless he is signed on as co-director.
The DGA gives waivers for co-directors, though rarely. According to the DGA Associate National Executive Director Warren Adler (per DGA’s website) “it is a difficult waiver to get for directing feature films and dramatic television. It must be proven that the two can direct as a unit. They aren