Favreau to fill vacated board seat
The national board of the Directors Guild of America has removed Michael Apted’s interim label as DGA secretary-treasurer.Apted had replaced the late Gil Cates in the slot in November after Cates passed away on Oct. 31. The DGA board also moved Sunday to fill Apted’s board seat with Jon Favreau, who had been an alternate, and to tap Todd Holland to replace Favreau as an alternate. Additionally, Jace Alexander was selected for the national board to fill Ed Sherin’s seat after his stepfather stepded down. Sherin received the DGA’s lifetime membership honor at the DGA Awrads on Saturday, DGA president Taylor Hackford made the announcements. Apted was Hackford’s predecessor as DGA president, serving for three terms from 2003-2009. He was the chair of the DGA’s 75th anniversary advisory committee. Cates was elected to the DGA’s national board in 1975 and served as prexy from 1983-1987. He also chaired the negotiations committee for the past four contract talks.