Paris Barclay Elected First African-American President Of Directors Guild Of America (DGA)

Paris Barclay Elected First African-American President Of Directors Guild Of America (DGA)

Today at the Directors
Guild of America’s National Biennial Convention
today in Los Angeles, veteran
TV director and producer Paris Barclay (Sons Of Anarchy, Glee
along with some 130 other TV episodes and series), was elected President of the DGA.

He is the first African-American director ever to hold
the title.

The outgoing DGA president, Taylor Hackford, said about Barclay, that “There are few members who have
served the Guild as thoroughly and in as many capacities as Paris Barclay – and
all while maintaining an impressive career as one of the most active television
directors in the business I’m thrilled to see him take his place as the next
DGA president and I know he’ll do a terrific job navigating the DGA through
whatever terrain may lie ahead.”

In addition, past DGA president, Michael Apted, said that, “Paris’
qualifications for DGA president are exceptional. His understanding of the
issues facing directors and their teams is outstanding and his ability to
resolve problems and create solutions is beyond compare.”

And director Steven
Soderbergh
, who seconded Barclay for nomination, stated that, “This
is a great moment for our Guild; Paris will be a phenomenal leader as we move
into the future.”

After he was elected, Barclay addressed the members in which he said that he was “profoundly
honored to be elected President of the DGA.  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 legendary leaders of the DGA like Frank
Capra, Robert Wise and Gil Cates.”

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ScriptTease

I hope I'm still alive to see the day when topics such as this don't matter. Topics like this are a thing of the past. "Paris Barclay Elected President Of Directors Guild Of America (DGA)" I just thought I'd add my two cents to the conversation.

CareyCarey

"Who knows which previous DGA presidents might have been closeted since its creation back during the 1930's?" ~ The gossip hound Sergio M.

But Sergio, surely you know who they are, don't you? You seem to have an inside source to all things homosexual. I mean, in your own words you said, half of all black pastors are gay and the other half are sleeping with female members of the congregation, so I can't help but believe that you know something or someone who most of us do not.

But hey, I know one past DGA president who wasn't putting his underwear on backwards. Well, you probably already know this but when Taylor Hackford was making Ray, it was said he was dipping in the honey pots of one or two of those lovely brown female actresses. But like I said, you probably already knew that but tell us about those closeted previous DGA presidents.

Sergio

Well technically he's the first openly gay one. Who knows which previous DGA presidents might have been closeted since its creation back during the 1930's?

sosgemini

Isn't he the first lgbt president as well?

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