Trio to associate national exec director posts

The Directors Guild of America has promoted three of its top execs — Russ Hollander, David Korduner and Bryan Unger — to associate national executive director.

DGA national exec director Jay D. Roth made the announcement Tuesday. The moves come six months after Warren Adler, the longtime No. 2 exec at the DGA, announced his retirement after 13 years as associate national exec director.

The trio will report to Roth, who’s been in the top spot at the DGA since 1995.

The guild, which has more than 14,000 members, said Tuesday that the changes are aimed at providing greater clarity about leadership roles and responsibilities.

Unger, as associate national exec director/Western exec director, will have national responsibility for administration and enforcement of the basic agreement, low-budget agreement, all dramatic programming (including basic cable), creative rights, diversity and agency relations.

Hollander, as associate national exec director/Eastern exec director, will have national responsibility for administration and enforcement of the freelance live and taped-television agreement, the national commercial agreement, all non-dramatic programming (including basic cable), new media, all network news, sports and operations and all local stations.

Korduner, as associate national exec director/senior general counsel, will oversee residuals, membership, credits, reports compliance, signatories, human resources and legal.

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