Paris Barclay
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United States

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Producer / Director

Producer-director Barclay has produced and directed a diverse array of award-winning and influential TV series, ranging from “Sons of Anarchy” to “Glee,” winning two Emmy Awards (both for directing “NYPD Blue”) from a total of eight nominations. Through it all, the Illinois native has been an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the industry — as the first African-American and the first openly gay president of the Directors Guild (2013-17) — as well as in the world at large, producing and directing a series of PSAs for the Human Rights Campaign supporting Americans for the Equality Act in 2019. Recently, the onetime music-video director served as the executive producer and principal director of Shonda Rhimes’ final ABC series “Station 19,” which has been renewed for a third season despite Rhimes’ move to Netflix.


  • STATION 19


  • Harvard University (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 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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