Paris Barclay
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Barclay’s main gig in 2020 was as executive producer and principal director for season four of Shonda Rhimes’ ABC series “Station 19,” which had to shut down for several months due to COVID-19. But his work behind the scenes on behalf of the Directors Guild of America was perhaps more important. The first African American and the first openly gay president of the DGA (2013-17), he spent countless hours working with members across all categories to make the guild more representative, inclusive and responsive to the challenges of systemic racism. He and Steven Soderbergh co-chaired a committee that crafted “The Safe Way Forward,” a joint report from the DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE and Teamsters unions providing detailed protocols for resuming production during the pandemic.


  • STATION 19


  • Harvard University (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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Paris Barclay Re-Elected President of Directors Guild

Paris Barclay Re-Elected President of Directors Guild

Paris Barclay has been re-elected to a two-year term as the 25th president of the Directors Guild of America.Barclay, 58, was selected Saturday at the DGA's member convention at its Los Angeles headquarters.The election was not a surprise. He had told Variety earlier this year that he would probably seek re-election, saying at the time, “I enjoy a lot of what the president does. I’m likely to continue.”DGA presidents typically serve two terms, as was the case with Barclay’s predecessor,...


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