DGA Poker 2011

DGA Foundation Fourth Annual Poker Tournament

September 28, 2013 A Directors Guild Foundation Benefit Event:

On September 28, the Fourth Annual Directors Guild Foundation (DGF) Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament took place at DGA headquarters in Los Angeles. The tables filled and the excitement built as 250 DGA members, guests and sponsors assembled for an evening of fun and competition.

Following a welcome by DGA President Paris Barclay, Tournament Co-Chairs Donald Petrie and Gil Cates, Jr. acknowledged the work of the tournament’s host committee, the contributions by an impressive list of sponsors, and thanked all the individuals whose participation made the evening possible.

After several hours of friendly play, the finalists’ table was winnowed down to two: Eric Erenstoft, a guest of DGA 1st AD-member Kevin Koster, and John Asher, a guest DGA Director-member Rebecca Asher. Erenstoft drew the winning hand and was awarded the grand prize package which included the 2013 DGF Poker Tournament Champion Bracelet, a seat in a 2013 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Texas Hold’em Event in Las Vegas along with a three-night stay at the tournament site, the Rio Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, and other prizes.


Poker Tournament Winners

Poker 2013
  • A World Series of Poker Seat in a 2014 WSOP Texas Hold’em Event in Las Vegas
  • A Three-night Hotel Stay at the Rio Las Vegas - WSOP Tournament Site
  • Two Business Class Round Trip Tickets courtesy of Delta Air Lines
  • A 42” LG Smart Flatscreen TV
  • An Autographed Bottle of Tito’s Handmade Vodka courtesy of Fifth Generation, Inc.
  • A Grand Prize Gourmet Wine Basket courtesy of Babcock Vineyards
  • A Nobu Los Angeles Gift Certificate
  • A Case of Hollywood Blonde Beer courtesy of The Great Beer Company

First Place - Eric Erenstoft
Guest of 1st AD Kevin Koster

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Second Place
John Asher
Guest of Director Rebecca Asher
Third Place
Gil Cates, Jr.
DGA Director Member
Fourth Place
John Mendoza
DGA Director Member
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Fifth Place
Mat Beck
DGA Director Member
Sixth Place
James Moran
DGA Director Member
Seventh Place
Andrew Pendell
Guest of UPM Michael Pendell
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Eighth Place
John Halperin
Guest of Sponsor 21st Century Fox

Ninth Place
Joe Nussbaum
DGA Director Member

Tenth Place
Joe Hahn
DGA Director Member

see larger photos of the winners in the gallery below


The DGA Foundation Board of Trustees wishes to express its gratitude and thanks to our Tournament Sponsors.

Platinum Sponsors:
21st Century FOX TV/FOX Broadcast/FOX Audience Strategy/FX Networks • Delta Air Lines • Jackoway, Tyerman, Wertheimer, Austen, Mandelbaum, Morris & Klein • Jackson Catering and Events • Jetex Flight Support • Nigro, Karlin, Segal & Feldstein • William Morris Endeavor Entertainment •

Gold Sponsors:
Bush Gottlieb Singer Lopez Kohanski Adelstein & Dickinson • Entertainment Lighting Services • Gumbiner Savett, Inc. • Henegan Construction Co. • Miller, Kaplan, Arase LLP • Norm Levin & Company • Peerless Building Maintenance • Tito’s Handmade Vodka • Town & Country Event Rentals •

Silver Sponsors:
ABLE Engineering Services • ASCAP • Bernstein Real Estate • City National Bank • EMCOR Services/Mesa Energy Systems • IngleDodd Media • Keller Williams Realty • Rossmore Property and Casualty • Securitech Security Services •

Bronze Sponsors:
Alligator Pear Catering • Deluxe Media Management • Edwards Technologies • EPC Electric • Hollywood Blonde Beer • Jacob, Feinberg, Katz & Michaeli Consulting Group, LLC • John & Pete’s • Legacy Partners • NTT Data • Parisian Florists • Progressive Productions • Sharp 360 Dynamic Technology • Wunderfilm, Inc. •

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