- Monday, May. 15, 2017
- LOS ANGELES
Russell Hollander, DGA national executive director, has announced the promotion of two Guild executives. Danny Bush has been promoted to associate national executive director/Western executive director and Cynthia Tollett has been promoted to assistant executive director.
Bush will join associate national executive directors Bryan Unger and David Korduner in focusing on the growing challenges of national and international representation of directors and their teams in all genres represented by the DGA. He will also continue his regional responsibility, as Western executive director, for administration of the West Coast Office. Bush will report to Hollander.
Tollett, previously associate general counsel in the Guild’s legal department, will step into a new role overseeing the signatories department, and will be more involved in the enforcement of the Guild’s contracts. She will report to Bush.
“I am pleased that Danny will be joining Bryan and David in focusing on the big-picture issues affecting our members as the film and TV landscape continues to shift technologically and globally,” said Hollander. “Cynthia has been an invaluable part of our Legal team with a deep understanding of our Guild’s contracts, and our members will benefit as she applies her expertise in this new role.”
Bush joined the DGA in 2012 as an assistant executive director in the Guild’s Los Angeles headquarters, focusing on areas related to representation, contract enforcement and organizing. He was promoted to Western executive director in 2015--overseeing a substantial expansion of the Guild’s Contracts department, as well as the growing Western field representative program that visits members on film, TV and commercial sets, sporting events, and local stations across the country and in Canada.
Bush came to the DGA from Bush Gottlieb, a union-side labor law firm, where he was an attorney representing public and private sector labor unions, and also served as lead negotiator for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Previously, he worked for the SEIU as an organizer. Bush received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis and his J.D. from Yale Law School.
Tollett joined the DGA in 2009 as an attorney, and was promoted in 2015 to associate general counsel. Tollett joined the Guild from Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton where she was an attorney focused on mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance issues. She received a B.A. from the University of Texas, an M.A. from Rice University, and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.