At the October 17, 2015 Directors Guild of America National Board meeting in New York, Director Brooke Kennedy (The Good Wife, Third Watch) was elected to serve as DGA Second Vice President, replacing Director Jace Alexander who resigned earlier this year.

A DGA member since 1985, Kennedy was elected a member of the Guild’s National Board in 2013 and has also served on the Eastern Directors Council since 2012.

The Board also elected Director Matthew Penn (Royal Pains, Damages) to fill Kennedy’s seat on the 21 member board. A DGA member since 1992, Penn serves as Co-Chair of the Television Creative Rights Committee and is also a member of the Eastern Directors Council.

About the DGA
In the 79 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 nearly 16,000 directors and members of the directorial team working in film, television, commercials, new media and other audiovisual media.