DGA Statement on the Passing of Richard Brick

Richard Brick

April 2, 2014

Los Angeles – Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay and Associate National Executive Director/Eastern Executive Director Russ Hollander made the following statements upon learning of the passing of Richard Brick:

“Richard spent years in service to his fellow members, advocating passionately on behalf of his assistant director and unit production manager colleagues,” said Barclay.  “As a former New York City film commissioner, Richard had a unique perspective about the needs of our members within the broader entertainment community, giving him valuable experience that he called upon to better protect our creative and economic rights.  Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”

“An outspoken advocate and a dedicated Guild member, Richard never took no for an answer when he believed something better could be done on behalf of his fellow members,” said Hollander.  “He never shied away from a difficult question or a tough conversation if he believed it could make a difference.  He was one of a kind and we will miss him.”

DGA Service and Awards

Richard Brick joined the Guild in 1981. Brick was a member of the DGA's Eastern AD/UPM Council for more than a decade, serving as the Council’s First Vice Chair for four years while also chairing several of the Council’s sub-committees. Brick served on the DGA’s Negotiating Committee in 2011, was a National Board Convention Delegate for five election cycles and was a member of the PAC Leadership Council since 2006.  Brick also served as the commissioner of New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting from 1992-1994.

Personal website: www.richardbrick.com 

Memorial Reception

Sunday, April 6
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Columbia University Faculty House (4th Floor Skyline Level)
64 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027

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