Leslie Linka Glater, an experienced TV director like “Homeland” and “Mad Men,” was elected president of the Directors Guild of America on Saturday night.
Glater will replace Thomas Slam, a veteran of the “West Wing” who resigned at the end of two terms. She is the second woman president since Martha Coolidge to hold the presidency from 2002 to 2002.
Glatter is one of the most sought after directors and producers of TV. He is known for his command of complex drama production, and has worked as an executive producer on several series, including “Homeland” and “The Leftvers.”
He started with Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Story” and went on live shows like “Twin Picks”, “ER” and “NYPD Blue”. He is an eight-time DGA Award nominee and three-time winner, most recently for his work in the “Homeland” final earlier this year. She is a six-time Emmy Award nominee for directing drama series.
The DGA held board and officer elections at its biennial conference on Saturday night, which was held at the Guild’s Los Angeles headquarters.
Glater recently served as the union’s first vice president.
In August, Schlem wrote a note to members summarizing important events of the past few years, from social upheavals to epidemics, which were made for an eventful term as head of the Helmers Union. Schlamme points to further changes in the horizons for the entertainment industry.
“We are 18,000 strong – fit to be raised for the extraordinary obstacles of our time with a collective character,” Schlem wrote. “This is something we need more than ever before because the challenges on the horizon are even more acute in this moment of transition. We need to embrace acquaintances and stand together to keep our guild strong for the future and open to newcomers. ”
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