TV veteran and longtime Directors Guild Of America member Paris Barclay (Sons Of Anarchy, In Treatment) was elected President of the DGA at the organization’s National Biennial Convention today in LA. The org also named its 2013-2015 line-up of officers and National Board members including First Vice-President Betty Thomas, Second Vice-President Gary Donatelli, Third Vice-President Thomas Schlamme, Fourth Vice-President Jace Alexander, Fifth Vice-President Jon Favreau, Sixth Vice-President John LiBretto, and Assistant Secretary-Treasurer Scott Berger:
Los Angeles – Paris Barclay has a deep history of service to the Guild, having most recently served four terms on the National Board as First Vice-President, beginning in 2005 and as Third Vice-President from 1999 to 2005. Barclay joined the Guild in 1992 and began his service as a member of the African American Steering Committee in 1993. He joined the Western Directors Council in 1997 as an alternate and was elected a full Council member in 1999 and has served on the Council for 16 years. In 2007, the Guild honored Barclay with the Robert B. Aldrich Achievement Award for extraordinary service to the DGA and its membership.
“I am profoundly honored to be elected President of the DGA,” said Barclay to the assembled delegates after the vote. “The DGA has worked for more than three-quarters of a century to advance the creative and economic rights of directors and their teams and I look forward to continuing this strong tradition of service. As the son of a glass blower and a tile maker from Chicago, I am extremely humbled to have the honor to serve in the footsteps of the legendary leaders of the DGA like Frank Capra, Robert Wise and Gil Cates.” (more…)