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Paris Barclay Elected DGA President

22 June 2013 7:40 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TV director Paris Barclay has been elected president of the Directors Guild of America for a two-year term, succeeding Taylor Hackford.

Barclay was selected by acclamation of the 147 delegates at the DGA’s convention on Saturday at DGA headquarters in Los Angeles. He’s the first African-American to serve as DGA president.

“I got surprisingly emotional about it when I was giving my acceptance speech,” Barclay told Variety.

Hackford announced earlier this year that he would not seek a third term in accordance with the DGA tradition of presidents only serving two terms. The well-liked Barclay has  served eight years as  First VP and six years as Third VP.

Barclay also told Variety that other DGA members such as Steven Soderbergh and former president Michael Apted have been urging him in recent years to consider becoming president. “As time went on, I began hearing that from more and more people, »

- Dave McNary

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