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Paris Barclay

Date of Birth: 30 June 1956Chicago Heights, Illinois, USA

Short Biography: Two-time Emmy winner Paris Barclay, one of television's most successful and honored directors, is the President of the Directors Guild of America. Throughout his illustrious career in TV, Paris has directed nearly 150 episodes of television, including NYPD Blue, ER, The West Wing, Lost, CSI, NCIS: Los Angeles, House, Glee, Smash, The Good Wife, and most recently the new series Extant and Manhattan. For the past four seasons, Paris has been an Executive Producer and the principal director of Sons of Anarchy. He helmed the highly rated season premieres of Sons for seasons 4, 5, 6, and 7 - with the recent 7th season premiere ranking as the highest rated episode in FX history. Paris is currently in production on the 7th and final season. Paris has won two Emmy Awards for his direction of NYPD Blue and has received six additional Emmy nominations for producing and directing, three of which are for directing Glee episodes "Wheels," "Diva," and "100." He has also garnered ten Directors Guild nominations, for shows as diverse as NYPD Blue, ER, The West Wing, House, Weeds, In Treatment and Glee. He became the first director in the history of the Guild to receive a comedy and drama nomination in the same year, two years in a row (2008 & 2009). He's also received three NAACP Image Awards, for producing, writing and directing City of Angels, directing Cold Case, and this past year for directing Smash. He has been nominated for the Image Award for Directing every year it has been offered, from 2006 to 2014. In 2014, he was inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame. As a writer, Paris collaborated with the then-unknown Dustin Lance Black to create Pedro, the MTV telefilm telling the story of The Real World's Pedro Zamora. They received WGA and Humanitas Prize nominations for their work. Paris has also written the pilot Hate for Showtime (with James De Monaco) and individually wrote the pilot ID for CBS and Kelsey Grammer's Grammnet Productions. He has composed and written 16 musical plays, including One Red Flower (based on the book Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam) which has been performed all over the country. He's received honors such as four prestigious Peabody Awards, two Humanitas Prizes (as a producer and director), and countless other recognitions. Paris has directed three films: the feature Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood for Miramax, and television films The Cherokee Kid for HBO and The Big Time for TNT. Paris got his start in advertising working as a creative executive and then segued into directing music videos for some of music's biggest stars, such as: Janet Jackson, Bob Dylan, and LL Cool J. In addition to his service to the DGA, Paris has been recognized for his service and contributions to many charitable organizations, including Liberty Hill, GLAAD, the Pan African Film Festival, Project Angel Food and The Human Rights Campaign. He and Taylor Hackford shared the 2007 Robert Aldrich Award, given for extraordinary service to the Directors' Guild of America, and this year was named as one of Ebony Magazine's "Power 100." In June 2013, Paris was elected to be President of the Directors Guild of America, the first African-American and first openly gay President in the history of the Guild. Before his election as president, Barclay served four terms as the DGA's First Vice President, where he was also the first African-American officer in the history of the Guild. While serving as First Vice President, Paris was also chair of the DGA's Political Action Committee, whose mission it is to promote the interests of DGA members to state and federal lawmakers. Their top issues include battling online copyright threats and promoting production tax incentives. He also served on the Western Directors Council and co-chaired the Diversity Task Force, whose mission is to encourage the employment of women and minority directors to networks and studios. In addition, Paris served as a board member of the DGA-affiliated Franco-American Cultural Fund, which promotes cultural exchange between French and American directors. Mr. Barclay first joined the DGA in 1992 and was elected to the Western Directors Council and National Board of Directors in 1997.


Sons of Anarchy (2008)

# 12864 IMDb

TV Series: Seasons I, II, III, IV 

“Sons of Anarchy” (2008)

TaglineLet freedom ride

Director: Paris Barclay (15 episodes, 2008-2014), Guy Ferland (12 episodes, 2008-2014), Gwyneth Horder-Payton (11 episodes, 2008-2013), Peter Weller (11 episodes, 2011-2014), Billy Gierhart (10 episodes, 2008-2014), Kurt Sutter (8 episodes, 2008-2014), Stephen Kay (7 episodes, 2008-2010), Adam Arkin (4 episodes, 2010-2013), Terrence O'Hara (2 episodes, 2008-2009), Paul Maibaum (2 episodes, 2009-2011), Phil Abraham (2 episodes, 2009-2010), Allen Coulter (1 episode, 2008), Michael Dinner (1 episode, 2008), Charles Haid (1 episode, 2008), Tim Hunter (1 episode, 2008), Seith Mann (1 episode, 2008), Mario Van Peebles (1 episode, 2008), Karen Gaviola (1 episode, 2012), Charles Murray (1 episode, 2014), Craig Yahata (1 episode, 2014)

Crime, Drama, Thriller (45min)


Rated 8.6 after 222,379 votes on 28-Oct-18.

11 wins & 56 nominations

Sons of Anarchy, aka SAMCRO, is a motorcycle club that operates both illegal and legal businesses in the small town of Charming. They combine gun-running and a garage, plus involvement in porn film. Clay, the president, likes it old school and violent; while Jax, his stepson and the club's VP, has thoughts about changing the way things are, based on his dead father's journal. Their conflict has (...)

In Treatment (2008)

# 05397 IMDb

TV Series: Season I 

“In Treatment” (2008)

TaglineHe's listening.

Director: Paris Barclay (33 episodes, 2008-2010), Rodrigo García (21 episodes, 2008), Jim McKay (10 episodes, 2009-2010), Melanie Mayron (7 episodes, 2008), Ryan Fleck (7 episodes, 2009), Ali Selim (6 episodes, 2010), Christopher Misiano (4 episodes, 2008), Courtney Hunt (3 episodes, 2009-2010), Terry George (3 episodes, 2009), Jean de Segonzac (2 episodes, 2009), Hagai Levi (2 episodes, 2009)

Drama (25min)


Rated 8.3 after 14,318 votes on 31-Mar-19.

5 wins & 28 nominations

In Treatment is an Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated HBO drama, produced and developed by Rodrigo Garcia, about a psychotherapist, Dr. Paul Weston, and his weekly sessions with his patients. It stars Gabriel Byrne in his first Emmy Award-nominated role as Paul, and premiered on January 28, 2008 as a five-night-a-week serial drama. Each night focuses on one specific patient. The show (...)

Monk (2002)

# 06313 IMDb

TV Series: Season I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII (all complete), VIII (incomplete) 

“Monk” (2002)

TaglineObsessive. Compulsive. Detective.

Director: Randall Zisk (35 episodes, 2002-2009), Jerry Levine (12 episodes, 2003-2009), Andre Belgrader (9 episodes, 2004-2009), Michael Zinberg (5 episodes, 2003-2009), Anton Cropper (5 episodes, 2007-2009), Michael W. Watkins (4 episodes, 2007-2008), Dean Parisot (3 episodes, 2002-2009), Anthony R. Palmieri (3 episodes, 2005-2007), David Breckman (3 episodes, 2008-2009), Eric Laneuville (2 episodes, 2002-2005), Kevin Inch (2 episodes, 2002), Rob Thompson (2 episodes, 2002), Ron Underwood (2 episodes, 2003), Philip Casnoff (2 episodes, 2005-2006), David Grossman (2 episodes, 2006-2009), Stephen Surjik (2 episodes, 2006), Paris Barclay (2 episodes, 2007-2008), Wendey Stanzler (2 episodes, 2007), Tawnia McKiernan (2 episodes, 2009), Daniel Dratch (unknown episodes)

Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Crime


Rated 8.0 after 57,468 votes on 22-Nov-18.

16 wins & 36 nominations

Former police detective Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub) has suffered from intensified obsessive- compulsive disorder and a variety of phobias since the murder of his wife, Trudy, in 1997. Despite his photographic memory and his amazing ability to piece tiny clues together, he is now on psychiatric leave from the San Francisco Police Department. Aided by his friend and practical nurse, Sharona Fleming (...)

The Shield (2002)

# 02529 IMDb

TV Series: Seasons I, II 

“The Shield” (2002)

TaglineConscience is a killer

Director: Guy Ferland (13 episodes, 2002-2008), Scott Brazil (11 episodes, 2002-2005), Clark Johnson (7 episodes, 2002-2008), Dean White (7 episodes, 2004-2008), Stephen Kay (6 episodes, 2004-2008), Gwyneth Horder-Payton (5 episodes, 2006-2008), D.J. Caruso (4 episodes, 2002-2006), Michael Chiklis (4 episodes, 2004-2008), Nick Gomez (3 episodes, 2002-2005), Paris Barclay (3 episodes, 2003-2007), Peter Horton (3 episodes, 2003-2004), Terrence O'Hara (2 episodes, 2003-2008), Félix Enríquez Alcalá (2 episodes, 2003-2004), Philip G. Atwell (2 episodes, 2005-2006), Rohn Schmidt (2 episodes, 2007-2008)

Crime, Drama (1h)


Rated 8.7 after 63,185 votes on 05-Aug-18.

12 wins & 39 nominations

The story of in inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact.

The Cherokee Kid (1996)

# 14867 IMDb PG-13 

The Cherokee Kid (1996)

TaglineHe followed no rules. He lived by no laws. He had no clue.

Director: Paris Barclay

Comedy, Western (1h 31min)


Rated 6.2 after 1,192 votes on 18-Oct-18.

1 nomination

When greedy land-grabber, Bloomington, destroys his family, Isaiah, knows nothing about the world, but vows to someday get revenge. He learns about good and evil by being forced to rob a bank and then capturing the gang. He learns how to live off the land from Otter Bob, the "Best Mountain Man in Texas". He learns about friendship and loyalty after saving the life of Cortina, the "Hero of the (...)

Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

# 08587 IMDb

Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

TaglineFinally, the movie that proves that Justice isn't always Poetic, Jungle Fever isn't always pretty, and Higher Learning can be a waste of time.

Director: Paris Barclay

Comedy, Crime (1h 29min)


Rated 6.6 after 43,386 votes on 08-Oct-18.

"Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood" is a parody of a lot of Afro-American movies, for instance "Boyz N the Hood", "South Central", "Menace II Society", "Higher Learning" and "Juice". We follow Ashtray as he returns to the place he grew up in and meet his father and his basket-case friends. A lot of crazy stuff happens, for example, Ashtray is older than his (...)

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