In Memory of Reginald D. Brown  (1952-2021)

The African American Steering Committee Remembers Director Reginald D. Brown

It is with great sadness that we come to you with news of the passing of esteemed director, writer, producer and instructor Reginald D. Brown. A long-time member of the DGA and AASC, his legacy will be remembered as an intelligent, dedicated and creative visionary, who was deeply involved in guild activities.

Reggie was the Griot of the AASC. As a former Co-Chair, he knew the history and how everyone played into it. He was a voice of reason as well as an agent of change. He stood on the frontlines of Diversity and Inclusion and was also able to sit at the table and negotiate its application.

His commitment to teaching and learning was unparalleled, exemplified by his service for more than 20 years as the representative of the AASC for the DGA Student Film Awards. He taught with legendary Director Neema Barnette for 17 years, as well as leaving a large footprint over at the WGA with the Committee of Black Writers (CBW).

If you ever met Reggie, you’d be greeted with his trademark smile, and wellspring of energy and enthusiasm. He loved whatever he touched, and he touched all the things that he loved. To say that he will be missed by the AASC is a huge understatement. He was loved by all of us and there will never be anyone that could take his place.

He is survived by his Wife Robin Brown, Mother Nadolyn Brown, Son Brian, Daughter Brittany, Brothers Ronald, Darrell, and Demetrious. As well as 3 Granddaughters and 3 Grandsons. As well as the many friends that he loved like family and loved him like family.

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