DGA Appoints Team to Head Network Negotiations

Network Co-Chairs 2019

May 14, 2019

Los Angeles – Directors Guild of America President Thomas Schlamme announced today that Directors Brett Holey and Lily Olszewski and Associate Director/DGA Assistant Secretary-Treasurer Scott Berger have been appointed Co-Chairs of the Guild's Network Negotiating Committee which negotiates agreements on behalf of DGA members who primarily work in staff and freelance positions in news and sports.

“It is my pleasure to appoint Brett Holey, Lily Olszewski and Scott Berger as Co-Chairs of the Network Staff Negotiations Committee,” said Schlamme. “Their combined years of experience working in television news along with their previous negotiating experience will be significant assets to the Guild when it comes time to negotiate our network contract in New York.”

The National Board of Directors unanimously approved these appointments at its recent April meeting. The DGA announced earlier this year that Directors Jon Avnet and Todd Holland will chair the Feature Film and Television Negotiating Committee.

The DGA's current Network contracts expire on June 30, 2020.

Brett HoleyBrett Holey is Senior Director for NBC News. He directs breaking news, prime time and political programming and oversees Directors, production and projects for the network’s news division. Holey joined NBC after thirteen years with ABC News. He has served as Co-Chair of the Network Negotiation Committee in the two most recent rounds, and has also served on the DGA's Eastern Directors Council.

Lily OlszewskiLily Olszewski is an Emmy-award winning Director of ABC’s Good Morning America, where she has been for 10 years. She broke into the industry as an Associate Director at Spanish language TV station KVEA, where she received her first directing opportunity. After working as a Technical Director/Director at the Univision network in Miami she moved to Telemundo as a full time Director. Her other credits include Today, Premios Fox, Late Night with Seth Meyers and Sesame Street.

Scott BergerScott Berger is an Associate Director on the CBS Evening News. Berger is the Assistant Secretary-Treasurer of the DGA's National Board of Directors and has served numerous terms on the Eastern AD/SM/PA Council. In addition, he has served on every DGA Network Negotiating Committee since the 1980s, including as Co-Chair in the three most recent rounds

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