November 30, 2016
The DGA Chicago Coordinating Committee (CCC) members recently elected Directors John McNaughton and Thomas Wekony Jr. to serve as Committee Co-Chairs.
Newly-elected as members of the CCC are Director Nadine Aloisio-Sorenson; AD/UPMs Jon Dombro, Richard Lederer, James McAllister, Natasha Parker, and Gretchen Brown; and AD/SM/PAs Carl Alaimo Jr., Guy DiBenedetto and John Pudelek. Continuing their service on the Committee are Directors Alyson Koch, Jef Kos, Harlan Shapiro, Marc Shaykin and Rosie Cruz Weaver; and AD/UPMs Nick Rafferty, Monoleto Wilborn, and Valerie Bulinski.
The newly-elected CCC Alternates are Directors Cheryl Stutzke and Rita Coburn Whack; AD/UPMs Samuel J. Alvelo, Senica Billingsley, Anthony Cabral, Mary Ann Dezulskis, Chris Drake, Judith S. Friedman, Lorin W. Fulton, Marco Giacalone, Elizabeth Goldsmith, Peter R. Gordon, Carrie J. Holt de Lama, Vinh Lu, Kevin McGrail, John Quilico, Vail Romeyn, and Jim Turner; and AD/SM/PAs David S. Haupt, Cynthia Malek and William Natale.
A member of the Chicago Coordinating Committee since 2007, McNaughton was first elected to the Co-Chair post in 2013. His directing credits include the feature films The Harvest, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Mad Dog & Glory and Wild Things; the documentaries Condo Painting and Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll; the movies for television Lansky, Expert Witness and Girls in Prison; the pilot for the series Push, Nevada; and episodes of the series Without a Trace, Masters of Horror and Homicide: Life on the Streets., McNaughton has been a member of the DGA since 1991.
Thomas Wekony Jr.
A member of the Chicago Coordinating Committee since 2013, Wekony’s credits include serving as a Director at WLS-TV in Chicago, IL; and in various roles at additional local stations. He has been a DGA member since 2011.
About the Chicago Coordinating Committee
The CCC was formed in the mid 1960s to coordinate Guild activities in the Midwestern Area, including acting as liaison between members and the Guild, disseminating information, and promoting public awareness of the Guild. The Committee participates in a number of events during the year, in order to fulfill its goals of facilitating the exchange of ideas among members, maintaining contacts with other guilds and unions, and furthering professional opportunities for all Midwestern members.