Paris Barclay on his involvement with the Directors Guild of America

The Interviews: An Oral History of Television

The Interviews: An Oral History of Television

Director Paris Barclay tells of how he came to be involved with the Directors Guild, and why the organization and its mission so impressed him:

”When the Directors Guild started, these really famous, well-established directors like…King Vidor and John Ford said, let's create an agreement that the people that aren't us will have rights and the people who can't dictate these things will have these basic rights and that would be the minimum that you can do for a director. And I thought that was such a great idea. It was like using their juice and their power to establish a base for everyone who is starting out. And I saw it in action with me and then I thought, this is an organization I want to support.”

Watch Paris Barclay's full interview, which spans his career from directing episodes of ER and The West Wing to LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out” video.

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