DGA noms to 5 cable film directors

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Directors of five cable movies nabbed the DGA's telefilm nominations Wednesday.

Those included Charles S. Dutton, for "Sleeper Cell: American Terror," "Home," which aired on Showtime; Randa Haines, for "The Ron Clark Story," TNT; Walter Hill, for "Broken Trail," AMC; Peter Markle, "Flight 93," A&E; and Edward James Olmos, "Walkout," HBO.

Nominations in other TV categories of the 59th annual DGA Awards will be announced Thursday.

Winners in all categories will be announced Feb. 3, when the DGA stages its annual awards gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City.

"The work of these five directors underscores the power and impact of an art form that, for more than four decades, has been a cultural touchstone connecting viewing audiences across the nation," DGA president Michael Apted said. "These five directors bring to life a wide range of characters while evoking the spirit and history of specific places and points in time. Each one of these films is a valuable addition to the rich history of directorial excellence found in movies for television."

A list of directing teams for the telefilm nominees follows:

CHARLES S. DUTTON
SLEEPER CELL: AMERICAN TERROR - "HOME"
Showtime

Unit Production Manager: Robert Rothbard
First Assistant Director: Dennis M. White
Second Assistant Director: Andy Spilkoman
Second Second Assistant Director: Pete Waterman
DGA Trainee: Joshua Madera

RANDA HAINES
THE RON CLARK STORY
TNT

Production Manager: Fred Styles
First Assistant Director: Glen Trotiner
Second Assistant Director: Eddie Micallef
Second Second Assistant Director: Chris DeAngelis

WALTER HILL
BROKEN TRAIL
AMC

(Shot abroad with non-DGA crew.) This is Mr. Hill's second nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television - Dramatic Series Night - in 2004 for the pilot for Deadwood.


PETER MARKLE
FLIGHT 93
A&E

(Shot abroad with non-DGA crew.)


EDWARD JAMES OLMOS
WALKOUT
HBO

Unit Production Manager: Lisa Bruce
First Assistant Director: Marty Eli Schwartz
Second Assistant Director: Ken Wada
Second Second Assistant Director: Tonatiuh Esparza
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