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DGA Appoints Team to Head Network Staff Negotiations
- Tuesday, May. 14, 2019
Directors Guild of America President Thomas Schlamme announced that Directors Brett Holey and Lily Olszewski, and Associate Director/DGA Assistant Secretary-Treasurer Scott Berger have been appointed Co-Chairs of the Guild's Network Negotiating Committee which negotiates agreements on behalf of DGA members who primarily work in staff and freelance positions in news and sports.
“It is my pleasure to appoint Brett Holey, Lily Olszewski and Scott Berger as Co-Chairs of the Network Staff Negotiations Committee,” said Schlamme. “Their combined years of experience working in television news along with their previous negotiating experience will be significant assets to the Guild when it comes time to negotiate our network contract in New York.”
The National Board of Directors unanimously approved these appointments at its recent April meeting. The DGA announced earlier this year that Directors Jon Avnet and Todd Holland will chair the Feature Film and Television Negotiating Committee.
The DGA's current Network contracts expire on June 30, 2020.
- BRETT HOLEY is Senior Director for NBC News. He directs breaking news, prime time and political programming and oversees directors, production and projects for the network’s news division. Holey joined NBC after thirteen years with ABC News. He has served as Co-Chair of the Network Negotiation Committee in the two most recent rounds, and has also served on the DGA's Eastern Directors Council.
- LILY OLSZEWSKI is an Emmy-award winning Director of ABC’s Good Morning America, where she has been for 10 years. She broke into the industry as an Associate Director at Spanish language TV station KVEA, where she received her first directing opportunity. After working as a Technical Director/Director at the Univision network in Miami she moved to Telemundo as a full time Director. Her other credits include Today, Premios Fox, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Sesame Street.
- SCOTT BERGER is an Associate Director on the CBS Evening News. Berger is the Assistant Secretary-Treasurer of the DGA's National Board of Directors and has served numerous terms on the Eastern AD/SM/PA Council. In addition, he has served on every DGA Network Negotiating Committee since the 1980s, including as Co-Chair in the three most recent rounds.
About the DGA
In the 83 years since its founding in 1936, the DGA has fought for the economic and creative rights of its members; protected their ability to financially benefit from the reuse of their work; established strong pension and health plans; and established jurisdiction in new technologies and distribution platforms. Today we represent more than 17,500 directors and members of the directorial team working in film, television, commercials, new media and other audiovisual media.