Paris Barclay
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Barclay is among the industry’s most sought-after episodic television directors, representing the new breed of hands-on producer-directors who increasingly executive produce and direct big-budget series. Barclay has long been a loud voice on issues of diversity and inclusion, breaking ground throughout his career as the first Black and gay president of the Directors Guild of America, from 2013 to 2017. In February 2021, Barclay was named an honorary lifetime member of the DGA, a nod to acknowledge the one-time music video director’s many years of service to his guild. Barclay is known for his versality with high-octane action material and character drama, helming more than 200 hours of TV, including “ER,” “The West Wing” and current “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff “Station 19.”


  • Directors Guild of America
  • STATION 19


  • Harvard University (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 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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