Leaders

The DGA is governed by an elected National Board of Directors made up of actively working DGA members and is managed by a professional staff of more than 170.

 


Officers
Tommy Schlamme
Thomas Schlamme
President
Mary Rae Thewlis
Mary Rae Thewlis
National Vice-President
Betty Thomas Headshot 2018
Betty Thomas
Secretary Treasurer
Scott Berger
Scott Berger
Assistant Secretary-Treasurer
Lesli Linka Glatter
Lesli Linka Glatter
First Vice-President
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Ron Howard
Second Vice-President
Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau
Third Vice-President
Laura Belsey
Laura Belsey
Fourth Vice-President
Bethany Rooney
Bethany Rooney
Fifth Vice-President
Lily O
Lily Olszewski
Sixth Vice-President
National Executive Director
Russell Hollander
Russell Hollander
National Executive Director
National Board Members
Jon Avnet
Jon Avnet
Karen Gaviola
Karen Gaviola
Gelfand
Julie Gelfand
Todd Holland
Todd Holland
Nicole Kassell
Nicole Kassell
Kathleen McGill
Kathleen McGill
Don Mischer
Don Mischer
Nolan Headshot 2018
Christopher Nolan
Liz Ryan
Liz Ryan
Oz Scott
Oz Scott
Spielberg Headshot 2018
Steven Spielberg
Alternate Board Members
Mary Lou Belli
Mary Lou Belli
Maria Burton
Maria Burton
Hannelle Culpepper
Hanelle Culpepper
Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay
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Zetna Fuentes
Nora Gerard
Nora Gerard
Maggie Greenwald
Maggie Greenwald
Anthony Hemingway
Anthony Hemingway
Joanna Kerns
Joanna Kerns
Michelle MacLaren
Michelle MacLaren
Michael Mann
Michael Mann
Martha Mitchell
Martha Mitchell
Jonathan Mostow
Jonathan Mostow
Peirce Headshot 2018
Kimberly Peirce
Matthew Penn
Matthew Penn
David O. Russell
David O. Russell
Millicent Shelton
Millicent Shelton
Associate Board Members
Valdez Flagg
Valdez Flagg
Courtney Franklin
Courtney Franklin
Guerra Headshot 2018
Louis J. Guerra
Jennie O'Keefe Armas
Jennie O'Keefe Armas
Joyce Thomas
Joyce Thomas
Second Alternate Board Members
Lee Blaine
Lee Blaine
Mimi Deaton
Mimi (Marian) Deaton
Dennis Mazzocco
Dennis W. Mazzocco
Pipkin
Shawn Pipkin-West
Jennifer Truelove
Jennifer Truelove
Tom Whelan
Thomas J. Whelan
Contact
DGA Main Number 310-289-2000 or 800-421-4173
DGA Interview with Thomas Schlamme

Not only did director-producer Thomas Schlamme create the signature "walk and talk" style on The West Wing, he has also been a powerful advocate for the rights of episodic directors.

Fearless Leaders

In the last two decades, Guild presidents have continued the fight for economic and creative rights.

A Guild is Born

The forward-thinking directors who came together to found the Guild in 1936 were seeking to protect the same creative rights the Guild fights for today.