Lesli Linka Glatter Re-elected President

Lesli Linka Glatter has been re-elected president of the Administrators Guild of America by acclamation of the delegates on the DGA’s Biennial Nationwide Conference in Los Angeles.

“I am thrilled to say we are as strong and united as ever before,” she mentioned. “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.”

“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,” she mentioned.

“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. As a union, our power comes from our unity.”

First elected president in two years in the past, she has served on the guild’s nationwide board for 20 years, beforehand serving as first vice-president, and earlier than that as fifth VP.

She’s been a member of three previous negotiating committees and as president labored with the 2023 negotiating committee to attain what the guild has known as a “historic” new contract “with significant gains on wages, global streaming residuals, safety, diversity and television creative rights, building for the future and impacting every category of member in our Guild.”

Former DGA President Thomas Schlamme, who nominated her, mentioned that “Over the last two rather intense years, Lesli has distinguished herself as a champion for our members across every category, including in our extremely challenging contract negotiation, and we are all better off for it.

She has led with wisdom, an incredible fearlessness and an enormous amount of compassion. We are so fortunate that as a leader, she understands the needs of our membership and pursues them relentlessly — work she will continue in her next term.”

In different elections, Laura Belsey was elected Nationwide Vice President and Paris Barclay was re-elected Secretary Treasurer. Additionally elected have been: First Vice-President Todd Holland; 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.

Lesli Linka Glatter’s re-election as president of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) marks a significant milestone in her already distinguished career. With her 20-year tenure on the guild’s national board and previous roles as first vice-president and fifth VP, Glatter brings a wealth of experience and dedication to the position.

Her leadership during the challenging 2023 contract negotiation, which resulted in historic gains for guild members, highlights her strong advocacy for the creative and economic rights of directors.

Glatter’s dedication to unity and collaboration within the industry is evident in her statement, emphasizing the importance of working alongside other industry unions, including SAG-AFTRA and the WGA. Her commitment to building an inclusive and diverse industry that values and celebrates the work of all its members reflects her vision for the future of the entertainment sector.

The endorsement from former DGA President Thomas Schlamme further highlights Glatter’s exceptional leadership qualities. Her fearlessness, compassion, and understanding of the needs of the membership have made her a respected champion for directors across all categories.

In addition to Glatter’s re-election, Laura Belsey’s election as National Vice President and Paris Barclay’s re-election as Secretary-Treasurer signal a strong and capable leadership team at the DGA. The newly elected vice-presidents and assistant secretary-treasurer represent a diverse group of talented individuals, further enriching the guild’s leadership.

With such experienced and dedicated leadership, the DGA is well-positioned to continue advocating for its members and shaping the future of the entertainment industry. As the industry faces evolving challenges and opportunities, Glatter’s vision and commitment will undoubtedly play a crucial role in ensuring the rights and welfare of directors are protected and advanced.

Right here is the complete checklist of officers and nationwide board members elected to serve for the subsequent two years:


Lesli Linka Glatter

Nationwide Vice-President

Laura Belsey


Paris Barclay

Assistant Secretary-Treasurer

Joyce Thomas

First Vice-President

Todd Holland

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

Board Members
Kabir Akhtar
Jon Avnet
Norberto Barba
Valdez Flagg
Courtney Franklin
Nicole Kassell
Christopher Nolan
Joseph P. Reidy
Donald L. Sparks
Steven Spielberg
Glenn P. Weiss

Alternate Board Members

Tessa Blake

Benny Increase

Patricia Cardoso

Hanelle Culpepper

Ava DuVernay

Karen Gaviola

Maggie Greenwald

Phil Lord

Annetta Marion

Lily Mariye

Edward Ornelas

Kimberly A. Peirce

Jason Robert Reitman

Bethany Rooney

Marcos Siega

Alex Stapleton

J. Rupert Thompson

Affiliate Board Members

Julie Gelfand

Louis J. Guerra

Keven Koster

Glenna Meeks

Shawn Pipkin-West

Second Alternate Board Members

Alanna G.A. Campbell

Mimi (Marian) Deaton

Joe MJ Moore

Chemen A. Ochoa

Lyn Pinezich

Canella Williams-Larrabee