DGA names new assistant exec directors
Regina Render, Lisa Layer are union veteransThe Directors Guild of America has promoted Regina Render and Lisa Layer to the position of assistant executive director.
Render has been with the guild since 2001 as a special assignments executive focusing on diversity, contracts and immigration issues. In her new role, she will serve as the guild's chief diversity executive and liaison to city and county government.
Layer joined the DGA in 1997, serving in the guild's Chicago office while she earned a master's degree in labor relations. In 2004, Layer transferred to L.A. headquarters as a field representative and was then promoted to special assignments executive in 2008.
"I am proud to announce the promotions of Regina Render and Lisa Layer, two long-time DGA executives who have served the membership with excellence and dedication," said DGA national executive director Jay D. Roth. "As assistant executive directors, they now take on additional duties as part of the DGA's senior management team. Regina and Lisa are skilled and capable executives and I know that they will do a great job in their new positions."
Prior to her tenure at the DGA, Render was a senior representative at the L.A. County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, before becoming a business rep at the International Cinematographers Guild.
After graduating from NYU, Layer worked in New York City as an agent's assistant at ICM. In her new DGA position, she will work primarily in the areas of independent film and reality television.