DGC Master Class: Paris Barclay
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Paris Barclay is one of television’s most successful and honoured directors who, throughout his illustrious career, has directed over 155 episodes of television including NYPD Blue, Glee, ER, The West Wing, Lost, The Good Wife, Sons of Anarchy, Scandal, Empire, Pitch and Station 19. He is a two-time Emmy award-winner and has received an additional six Emmy nominations. Paris was honoured with the Robert Aldrich Award in 2007, which is given for providing extraordinary service to the Directors Guild of America. Paris was elected President of the DGA in June 2013, and served two terms before stepping down in June of 2017.
Paris has been recognized as a writer as well, receiving both WGA and Humanitas Prize nominations for his telefilm (with Dustin Lance Black), PEDRO, for MTV. He’s shared two Humanitas Prizes and four prestigious Peabody Awards. He co-created the series City of Angels(which ran for two years on CBS), co-wrote and directed the pilot HATE for Showtime, and has rewritten projects for Disney and HBO.
Most recently, Paris was tapped by Shondaland to direct the pilot and executive produced Station 19 which follows a group of heroic Seattle firefighters. The series premiered on ABC in March 2018 and will return for a second season in fall 2018.
Host: Adam Kane, Director, American GodsPresented by Directors Guild of Canada