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 140.

 


Officers
Thomas Schlamme
Thomas Schlamme
President
Misiano
Vincent Misiano
National Vice-President
Michael Apted
Michael Apted
Secretary-Treasurer
Scott Berger
Scott Berger
Assistant Secretary-Treasurer
Betty Thomas
Betty Thomas
First Vice-President
BK
Brooke Kennedy
Second Vice-President
Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau
Third Vice-President
Ron Howard
Ron Howard
Fourth Vice-President
Glatter
Lesli Linka Glatter
Fifth Vice-President
Laura Belsey
Laura Belsey
Sixth Vice-President
National Executive Director
Russell Hollander
Russell Hollander
National Executive Director
National Board Members
Zetna Fuentes
Zetna Fuentes
Karen Gaviola
Karen Gaviola
Gelfand
Julie Gelfand
Nicole Kassell
Nicole Kassell
Cleve Landsberg
Cleve Landsberg
Michael Mann
Michael Mann
Kathleen McGill
Kathleen McGill
Nolan
Christopher Nolan
KP
Kimberly Peirce
Liz Ryan
Liz Ryan
Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
Alternate Board Members
Jon Avnet
Jon Avnet
Faris
Valerie Faris
Todd Holland
Todd Holland
John LiBretto
John LiBretto
Seith Mann
Seith Mann
Don Mischer
Don Mischer
Jonathan Mostow
Jonathan Mostow
Matthew Penn
Matthew Penn
Petrie
Donald Petrie
Dee Rees
Dee Rees
DGA National Board Members
Rosemary Rodriguez
Bethany Rooney
Bethany Rooney
David O. Russell
David O. Russell
Oz Scott
Oz Scott
Millicent Shelton
Millicent Shelton
Morgan Spurlock
Morgan Spurlock
Tim Story
Tim Story
Associate Board Members
Alan Curtiss
Alan B. Curtiss
Louis J. Guerra
Louis J. Guerra
Duncan Henderson
Duncan S. Henderson
DM
Dennis W. Mazzocco
Tom McDermott
Tom McDermott
Second Alternate Board Members
Lee Blaine
Lee Blaine
Mimi Deaton
Mimi (Marian) Deaton
Courtney Franklin
Courtney Franklin
Bill Miller
Bill Miller
Mary Rae Thewlis
Mary Rae Thewlis
Shelley Ziegler
Michele "Shelley" Ziegler
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.