Render tops diversity efforts; Layer is indie liaision

The Directors Guild of America has promoted veteran execs Regina Render and Lisa Layer to assistant exec director posts.

Render joined the DGA in 2001 as a special assignments executive focusing on diversity, contracts and immigration issues.

In her new role, she will be the DGA’s chief diversity executive as well as liaison to city and county government.

Render previously worked as a business rep at the Intl. Cinematographers Guild and as a senior rep at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.

She was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley to the Neighbor to Neighbor program, which developed and coordinated community response programs after the 1992 riots.

Layer joined the DGA in 1997, serving as an administrative assistant and field rep in the Chicago office.

She transferred to DGA headquarters in Los Angeles in 2004 as a field rep and was promoted to special assignments executive last year.

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