Org names associate Western exec director

The Directors Guild of America has promoted veteran exec Jon Larson to the newly created position of associate Western exec director.

Larson will be responsible for the 1,000 assistant director and unit production manager members of the DGA. He will serve as staff liaison to the a.d./UPM councils while continuing his current responsibilities working with independent directors.

DGA national exec director Jay Roth announced the promotion Thursday. Larson joined the DGA staff in 1999 as a special assignments executive before being promoted to assistant exec director in 2003. He’s participated in multiple negotiations, including the most recent in December and January, and oversaw enforcement of directors’ post-production creative rights nationally and enforcement of commercial contracts on the West Coast.

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