DGA Re-Elects Taylor Hackford as President

8:18 PM PST 06/25/2011 by Gregg Kilday
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Taylor Hackford

The Director's Guild also re-elects Steven Soderbergh as national vice president.

Taylor Hackford has been re-elected for his second, two-year term as president of the Directors Guild of America.

Steven Soderbergh, who was re-elected as national vice president, placed Hackford’s name in nomination, and Hackford was reelected by acclamation at the guild’s National Biennial Convention, which was held Saturday at the DGA National Headquarters in Los Angeles.

"It is my honor to accept once again the position of president of the Directors Guild of America in this, our 75th anniversary year,” Hackford, who is currently planning a film, Parker, based on the Donald Westlake novel, said. ”This is the greatest distinction anyone can have in this town. I am so proud to be a member of this Guild and to be part of the leadership, and I can promise you that, as I have in the last two years, I will work as hard as I possibly can to represent our members and fight for their creative and economic rights – whether that be at the bargaining table, on the set or in Washington, DC.”

Gilbert Cates, who formerly served two terms as DGA president, was re-elected secretary-treasurer. Also elected were first vp Paris Barclay; second vp William M. Brady; third vp Betty Thomas; fourth vp Gary Donatelli; fifth vp Thomas Schlamme; sixth vp Vincent Misiano; and assistant secretary-treasurer Scott Berger.   

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