WEEK IN WOMEN: Lesli Linka Glatter Elected DGA President – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Lesli Linka Glatter, known for helming episodes of acclaimed television series like Mad Men and Homeland, has been elected president of the Directors Guild of America. She is just the second woman elected to head the DGA.

“I am honored to have been chosen by my peers to serve as president, and am committed to continuing our Guild’s great legacy of protecting the economic and creative rights of our members — always with our eye on the future” said Glatter in a statement.

Martha Coolidge (Real Genius, Valley Girl) was the first female president of the DGA, serving in the post from 2002 to 2003.

Glatter, who joined the DGA in 1985, has been on the guild’s National Board since 2003, most recently serving as first vice-president, and before that as fifth vice-president, according to a news release. She was also on the historic COVID-19 Return to Work Committee, which established safety protocols that got the industry back up and running. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.