Veteran TV director Thomas Schlamme
has been elected president of the Directors Guild of America for a two-year term, succeeding Paris Barclay
Schlamme was selected by acclamation of the 147 delegates at the DGA
’s convention on Saturday at DGA
headquarters in Los Angeles.
Barclay 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 DGA
represents more than 17,000 members.
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Schlamme has been on the DGA
national board since 2005 and was most recently third VP. He was co-chair of the 2014 and 2017 negotiating committees together with secretary-treasurer Michael Apted
In February, the DGA
honored Schlamme with the Robert B. Aldrich
Achievement Award for service to the DGA
and its membership. Schlamme joined the DGA
“It is a tremendous honor to be chosen by my peers to lead our Guild, and