Paris Barclay
United States

Harparbar, Inc


Producer / Director

Barclay has risen to prominence as a producer through his reputation as one of TV’s most prolific directors. As a helmer, he got his start making music videos for the likes of Bob Dylan, Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross and LL Cool J. He grabbed Emmy attention for helming multiple episodes of “ER,” “NYPD Blue” — winning two — “Glee” and “The West Wing,” not to mention being behind the lens for “The Shield” and “In Treatment.” Barclay served as executive producer on “Sons of Anarchy” and “In Treatment,” and he’s currently an EP on ABC’s “Station 19.” In 2013, he was elected president of the Directors Guild of America, becoming the first African American and the first openly gay person to lead the guild. He served until 2017.


  • STATION 19


  • Harvard University (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 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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