Lesli Linka Glatter has been re-elected president of the Administrators Guild of America by acclamation of the delegates on the DGA’s Biennial Nationwide Conference in Los Angeles.
“I am absolutely thrilled to declare that our unity and strength have never been stronger,” she enthusiastically expressed. “Together, hand in hand with our esteemed partners SAG-AFTRA and the WGA, we will persist in our shared fight for an industry that truly recognizes and celebrates the immense value of our collective work.”
“In these critical times for our industry, I am more devoted than ever to our Guild’s unwavering mission of safeguarding the creative and economic rights of our esteemed members. We will collaborate both within and outside our ranks, addressing the challenges that affect each and every one of us,” she passionately stated.
“As we embark on the next exciting chapter of our Guild, I am elated to collaborate with an incredibly talented, diverse, and creative Board, whose generous volunteer efforts advocate tirelessly for our fellow members, contributing to the establishment of an industry where everyone can flourish. Our power as a union derives from our unity.”
First elected president two years ago, she has served on the guild’s national board for an impressive two decades, having previously held the esteemed positions of first vice-president and fifth vice-president.
Her extensive experience includes membership in three prior negotiating committees, and as president, she worked closely with the 2023 negotiating committee, successfully achieving what the guild has hailed as a “historic” new contract.
This landmark agreement includes significant progress on wages, global streaming residuals, safety, diversity, and television creative rights, laying a strong foundation for the future and positively impacting every category of our esteemed members.
Former DGA President Thomas Schlamme, who had the honor of nominating her, spoke highly of her exceptional leadership during the past two intense years. He praised her as a true champion for members across all categories, especially during the challenging contract negotiations.
Her leadership is characterized by wisdom, fearlessness, and an enormous amount of compassion. Schlamme expressed gratitude for her unwavering understanding of the membership’s needs and her relentless pursuit of their best interests, a commitment she will undoubtedly continue in her next term.
In the recent elections, Laura Belsey was elected as the National Vice President, while Paris Barclay was re-elected as Secretary-Treasurer. The newly elected Vice Presidents also include Todd Holland, Ron Howard, Gina M. Prince-Bythewood, Seith Mann, Millicent Shelton, and Lily Olszewski. Additionally, Joyce Thomas was elected as the Assistant Secretary-Treasurer.
With this dedicated and dynamic team in place, the Directors Guild of America is well-positioned to tackle the industry’s challenges, champion the rights of its members, and lead the way towards a flourishing and inclusive future for all.
The creative prowess and collaborative spirit of this leadership will undoubtedly shape the path ahead, solidifying the Guild’s prominent role in shaping the future of the entertainment industry.
Right here is the complete listing of officers and nationwide board members elected to serve for the subsequent two years:
Lesli Linka Glatter
Gina M. Prince-Bythewood
Joseph P. Reidy
Donald L. Sparks
Glenn P. Weiss
Alternate Board Members
Kimberly A. Peirce
Jason Robert Reitman
J. Rupert Thompson
Affiliate Board Members
Louis J. Guerra
Second Alternate Board Members
Alanna G.A. Campbell
Mimi (Marian) Deaton
Joe MJ Moore
Chemen A. Ochoa