December 12, 2012
Directors Guild of America National Executive Director Jay D. Roth announced today that Michael Berger has joined the executive staff of the DGA as an Assistant Executive Director in the Guild’s New York offices.
Berger will be involved in the negotiation and administration of the DGA’s network and live and taped television agreements and will also oversee all issues related to Associate Directors, Stage Managers and Production Associates on the East Coast, including serving as staff liaison to the AD/SM/PA Council East. He will report to Associate National Executive Director/Eastern Executive Director Russell Hollander.
“We’re extremely pleased to add Michael to our executive team,” said Roth. “With his labor relations experience, he will be an excellent representative and advocate for our East Coast members, particularly in advance of major contract negotiations next year.”
“Michael is a wonderful addition to our staff and brings a deep understanding of labor relations to the position, which will be invaluable in the negotiation and enforcement of DGA agreements in our New York office,” said Hollander.
Prior to joining the DGA, Berger worked as a field attorney at the National Labor Relations Board in New York, where he investigated and litigated unfair labor practice charges and conducted representation hearings and elections. Berger received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his J.D. from Cornell Law School.