The Directors Guild of America (DGA) recently held an election at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles at the guild’s National Biennial Convention. Many new and previously appointed members were chosen to lead the guild this time, including Lesli Linka Glatter who served as president prior to the election.
What did Lesli Linka Glatter say about her re-election as president?
Glatter, who has worked on numerous film and television productions such as Homeland, Love & Death, and Mad Men, was chosen president of the guild for the first time in 2021. She has been active on the national board since 2003, as first vice-president, fifth vice-president, and as a member of three prior negotiation committees. She most recently assisted the DGA’s 2023 negotiating committee in reaching a new agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
About her re-election as president of the DGA for this term, Glatter gave a statement talking about the guild’s wonderful board, the ongoing double strike and expressed gratefulness for her position. “As we embark on the next chapter of our Guild, I’m elated to work alongside an incredibly talented, creative and diverse Board, all of whom generously volunteer their time to advocate for their fellow members and do their part in building an industry where everyone can thrive,” she said. “As a union, our power comes from our unity — and I am thrilled to say we are as strong and united as ever before. Together, we will continue our shared fight — along with SAG-AFTRA and the WGA — for an industry in which we are all fairly valued and celebrated for the work we do.”
“I am honored to once again accept the responsibility of serving as President of the Directors Guild of America. At this critical time for our industry, I am more committed than ever to our Guild’s mission of protecting the creative and economic rights of our members and working collaboratively both internally and externally on the issues affecting us all.”Lesli Linka Glatter
Who else was elected on the DGA board?
Delegates elected new leaders and national board members during the guild’s National Biennial Convention, with 164 delegates representing approximately 19,500 DGA members voting. Laura Belsey was elected national vice president, while Paris Barclay was re-elected secretary-treasurer. Second Vice-President Ron Howard, Third Vice-President Gina M. Prince-Bythewood, Fourth Vice-President Seith Mann, Fifth Vice-President Millicent Shelton, Sixth Vice-President Lily Olszewski, and Assistant Secretary-Treasurer Joyce Thomas were also appointed.