Lesli Linka Glatter Elected President of Directors Guild of America

Lesli Linka Glatter Elected President of Directors Guild of America

9/19/2021 7:50:00 AM

Lesli Linka Glatter Elected President of Directors Guild of America

Lesli Linka Glatter, a veteran TV director of shows such as “Homeland” and “Mad Men,” was elected president of the Directors Guild of America on Saturday night. Glatter will…

, who held the position from 2002 to 2003.Glatter is one of TV’s most in-demand director-producers. She’s known for her command of complicated drama productions, and has served as executive producer on several series, including “Homeland” and “The Leftovers.”

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She got her start on Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories,” and went on to direct shows such as “Twin Peaks,” “ER” and “NYPD Blue.” She is an eight-timeDGAAward nominee and three-time winner, most recently earlier this year for her work on the “Homeland” finale. She’s also a six-time Emmy Award nominee for drama series directing.

The DGA held elections for board and officer posts at its biennial convention on Saturday night, which took place at the guild’s Los Angeles headquarters.Glatter had most recently served as first vice president of the union.In August, Schlamme penned a note to members summing up the momentous events of the past few years, from social upheaval to the pandemic, that made for an eventful tenure as head of the helmers union. Schlamme pointed to more changes on the horizon for the entertainment industry. headtopics.com

“We are 18,000 strong — with a collective character so suited to rise to the tremendous obstacles of our time,” Schlamme wrote. “That is something we need now more than ever as the challenges on the horizon in this moment of transition only intensify. We will need to stand together to continue to embrace the familiar and be open to the new to keep our Guild strong for the future.”

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