Lesli Linka Glatter has been elected president of the DGA on the guild’s biennial conference, held as we speak at DGA nationwide headquarters in Los Angeles. Glatter, who was the guild’s 1st vp, is just the second lady ever elected president of the DGA. Martha Coolidge held the put up from 2002-03. Twenty-two males have served as president, going again to the guild’s founding in 1936.
“I’m honored to have been chosen by my friends to function president, and am dedicated to persevering with our Guild’s nice legacy of defending the financial and artistic rights of our members—all the time with our eye on the longer term,” Glatter stated. “And there’s nothing that makes me extra hopeful about our future than wanting round at this formidable, profoundly artistic and extremely numerous Board representing the way forward for this trade. I’m blown away by their generosity of spirit and dedication to serving their fellow members, whilst they juggle such demanding and profitable careers. In these occasions of nice technological and cultural change, we stand able to tackle the challenges that lie forward. And simply as we have now all through our 85-year historical past, collectively we are going to prevail.”
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Glatter, who succeeds Thomas Schlamme, has been on the guild’s Nationwide Board since 2003, most not too long ago as First vp, and earlier than that as fifth vp. She’s been a member of three Negotiating Committees, together with the newest which achieved one other leap in made-for-SVOD residuals in addition to positive aspects in wages, pension contributions, and TV artistic rights. Her service as a member or alternate of the Western Administrators Council, a member of the Inventive Rights Committee, and on the PAC Management Council spans twenty years. Glatter joined the DGA in 1985.
“It has been an amazing privilege serving as president over these previous 4 years,” Schlamme stated. “And I’m equally proud and thrilled to move this baton into Lesli’s terribly succesful palms. Lesli is a strong pressure within the trade, and he or she’s introduced that very same vitality to the service she’s devoted to our Guild over the previous twenty years combating for our members’ rights. She is so uniquely suited to guide us into the longer term.”
The DGA, as is its customized, didn’t say who, if anybody, ran in opposition to her, or what number of delegate votes she acquired.
Along with her election, the DGA, SAG-AFTRA and the WGA West now all have – or could have shortly – ladies presidents. Fran Drescher was elected president of SAG earlier this month, and Meredith Stiehm, operating unopposed, might be elected president of the WGA West subsequent Tuesday. It’s the primary time that each one three guilds have had ladies presidents on the similar time.
Glatter is a veteran director of movie, community, and premium cable tv drama, with each pilots and episodes to her credit score. Lesli’s TV work contains The Morning Present, Homeland, The Newsroom, The Strolling Useless, Justified, Ray Donovan, Masters of Intercourse, True Blood, Mad Males, The Leftovers, The Good Spouse, The West Wing, NYPD Blue, ER, Freaks and Geeks and Twin Peaks. She has additionally directed quite a few pilots together with Gilmore Women, Fairly Little Liars and SIX. Her movies embody Now and Then, The Proposition and for HBO, State of Emergency. She is presently connected to direct the characteristic adaptation of Ashley’s Warfare for Common Footage.
Glatter has been a Producing Director for the final 20 years, and most not too long ago, was the Govt Producer/Director of the award-winning collection Homeland. She started her directing profession by means of the American Movie Institute’s Directing Workshop for Girls, during which her movie Tales of Assembly and Parting was nominated for an Oscar. She has been nominated for eight Administrators Guild of America Awards, most not too long ago profitable her third DGA Award for guiding the Homeland collection finale, having gained twice earlier than for Mad Males and Homeland. Lesli has acquired eight Emmy nominations and a Humanitas Award nomination for HBO’s State of Emergency. She is presently growing tasks for Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Epix and HBO.
Glatter not too long ago signed a primary look take care of Common Tv and shaped Yard Footage together with her producing associate, Cheryl Bloch. She is presently directing and govt producing Love and Demise, written by David E. Kelley and starring Elizabeth Olsen for HBO Max.
Along with her work on the DGA, she serves on the Govt Committee of the Administrators Department of The Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences. She can also be an advisor on the Sundance Institute’s Director’s Lab. She has been dedicated to mentoring for a few years together with for the DGA Director Improvement Initiative – and most not too long ago helped develop the profitable NBC program, Feminine Ahead.
She has acquired the Caucus Basis Award, the Dorothy Arzner Directing Award from Girls in Movie and the Franklin Schaffner Award from the American Movie Institute, in addition to an Honorary Diploma from the American Movie Institute. Previous to her work as a director, she was a contemporary dance choreographer who labored all through Europe, Asia and the U.S.
The conference delegates additionally elected a brand new slate of officers and members of the nationwide board of administrators. The next officers had been elected to serve alongside Glatter: Mary Rae Thewlis was re-elected Nationwide Vice President; Paris Barclay, a past-DGA president, was elected Secretary-Treasurer. Additionally elected had been First Vice-President Betty Thomas; Second Vice-President Ron Howard; Third Vice-President Barry Jenkins; Fourth Vice-President Seith Mann; Fifth Vice-President Ava DuVernay; Sixth Vice-President Lily Olszewski; and Assistant Secretary-Treasurer Joyce Thomas.
Full Checklist of 2021-2023 DGA Officers and Nationwide Board Members
Lesli Linka Glatter
Mary Rae Thewlis
Alternate Board Members
Mary Lou Belli
Affiliate Board Members
Louis J. Guerra
Second Alternate Board Members
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