Winter 2006

Gene Reynolds

Member, 1959-present

"I can confidently assure future leaders that there is no lack of willing men and women capable of responsibility at branches nationwide. We are a wealthy guild and our most precious asset is our people." Gene Reynolds was one such asset, serving as president from 1993-97 and receiving the Robert B. Aldrich Achievement Award for his service to the Guild. As he saw it, the Guild was a community that needed unity, an awareness of common, as well as individual goals, and responsiveness to members’ needs. To that end, he encouraged younger members to get involved and prepare for leadership roles in the Guild. “One thing I have learned from this job, if I’ve learned anything,” Reynolds said toward the end of his presidency, “is that there’s no shortage of talent in the DGA. I am not referring to the gifts possessed by the plethora of men and women in all categories who know how to make films and television; I refer to the talent for leadership evidenced by many of these same impressive members now serving on councils, boards and committees.”


The Legends column began as part of the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the DGA in 2006 to profile Guild members who have made outstanding contributions to their Guild in service and leadership.

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