DGA Unveils TV and Documentary Award Nominations

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Commercial noms also were announced for the awards show, which is set for Feb. 7 in Los Angeles.

The Directors Guild of America on Wednesday announced its nominees in the TV, documentary and commercial categories — and one director managed to score mentions in both the comedy and drama categories.

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Jodie Foster earned noms for her work on Netflix series House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black, making her the only nominee this year to get mentions in both fields. Also notable is Showtime's Homeland, which has two episodes nominated in the TV drama category, with both Dan Attias and Lesli Linka Glatter up for the award.

Emmy winner Cary Fukunaga also earned a mention for his work on the first season of HBO's True Detective, as did Alex Graves for Game of Thrones.

Foster's company in the comedy category includes Louis C.K. (Louie), Mike Judge (Silicon Valley), Gail Mancuso (Modern Family) and, fresh off her Golden Globe win for best comedy, Transparent writer-director Jill Soloway.

The full list of nominees is below.

DRAMATIC SERIES
 
The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for 2014 are (in alphabetical order):
 
DAN ATTIAS
Homeland, "13 Hours in Islamabad"
(Showtime)
 
Attias' Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: Angela Phillips, Michael Klick
First Assistant Director: Nick Heckstall Smith
Second Assistant Director: Wendy Bledsoe
 
This is Attias's fourth DGA Award nomination. He previously won in this category in 2008 for The Wire, “Transitions.” He was also nominated in 2002 for Six Feet Under, “Back to the Garden” and in 1999 for The Sopranos, “46 Long.”
 
 
JODIE FOSTER
House of Cards, "Chapter 22"
(Netflix)
 
Foster's Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Boris Malden
First Assistant Director: Christo Morse
Second Assistant Director: Annie Tan
Second Second Assistant Director: Tim Blockburger
 
Foster was nominated twice this year and these are her first DGA Award nominations. She is also nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for Orange is the New Black, "Thirsty Bird."
 


 
CARY JOJI FUKUNAGA
True Detective, "Who Goes There"
(HBO)
 
Fukunaga's Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Carol Cuddy
First Assistant Director: Jon Mallard
Second Assistant Director: Scott August
Second Second Assistant Director: Cali Pomés
Additional Second Assistant Director: Nathan Parker
Location Manager: Batou Chandler
 
This is Fukunaga's first DGA Award nomination.
 
 
LESLI LINKA GLATTER
Homeland, "From A to B and Back Again"
(Showtime)
 
Glatter's Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: Angela Phillips, Michael Klick
First Assistant Director: Nick Heckstall Smith
Second Assistant Director: Wendy Bledsoe
 
This is Glatter's fifth DGA Award nomination. She previously won in this category in 2009 for Mad Men, “Guy Walks into an Advertising Agency.” She was also nominated in 2013 and 2012 for Homeland episodes “The Star” and “Q & A,” as well as in 1990 for Twin Peaks, “Episode 32006.”
 
 
ALEX GRAVES
Game of Thrones, "The Children"
(HBO)
 
This is Graves' second DGA Award nomination. He previously was nominated in this category in 2002 for The West Wing, “Posse Comitatus.”
 
 
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COMEDY SERIES
 
The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding directorial achievement in comedy series for 2014 are (in alphabetical order):
 
 
LOUIS C.K.
Louie, "Elevator: Part 6"
(FX)
 
C.K.'s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: M. Blair Breard
First Assistant Director: Adam Escott
Second Assistant Director: Nick Vanderpool
Location Manager: Jeff Caron
 
This is Mr. C.K.'s third DGA Award nomination. He previously was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials in 2013 for Louis C.K.: Oh My God and for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series in 2012 for the “New Year’s Eve” episode of Louie.
 
 
JODIE FOSTER
Orange is the New Black, "Thirsty Bird"
(Netflix)
 
Foster's Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: David Price, Neri Kyle Tannenbaum
First Assistant Director: Robert C. Albertell
Second Assistant Director: Joseph Turner
Second Second Assistant Director: Emily Evashevski
Location Manager: Lauri Pitkus
 
Foster was nominated twice this year and these are her first DGA Award nominations. She is also nominated for outstanding directorial achievement in dramatic series for House of Cards, “Chapter 22.”
 

MIKE JUDGE
Silicon Valley, "Minimum Viable Product"
(HBO)
 
Judge's Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Chrisann Verges
First Assistant Director: Nicholas Mastandrea
Second Assistant Director: Yumiko Takeya
Second Second Assistant Directors: Heidi Hinzman, Jessica Faires
 
This is Judge's first DGA Award nomination.
 
 
GAIL MANCUSO
Modern Family, "Vegas"
(ABC)
 
Mancuso's Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Sally Young
First Assistant Director: Alisa Statman
Second Assistant Director: Helena Lamb
Second Second Assistant Director: Matthew W. Heffernan
 
This is Mancuso's second DGA Award nomination. She was nominated in this same category last year for the “My Hero” episode of Modern Family.
 
 
JILL SOLOWAY
Transparent, "Best New Girl"
(Amazon Prime)
 
Soloway's Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Victor Hsu
First Assistant Director: Bill Purple
Second Assistant Director: Allan Monteiro Fortes
 
This is Soloway's first DGA Award nomination.
 
 
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MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINISERIES
 
The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding directorial achievement in movies for television and miniseries for 2014 are (in alphabetical order):
 
 
ROB ASHFORD (Directed by)
GLENN WEISS (Live Television Direction By)
Peter Pan Live!
(NBC)
 
Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Ken Diego, Susan Kopensky
Key Stage Manager: Lynn Finkel
Stage Managers: Peter Epstein, Jeffry Gitter, Andrew Gottlieb, Isiah James, Jeff Markowitz, Bill Miller, Cyndi Owgang, Jeffrey L. Pearl, Annette Powlis, Elise Reaves, Lauren Class Schneider, Tom Ucciferri, Karen Tasch Weiss
 
This is Ashford's second DGA Award nomination. He was nominated in this category last year, together with Beth McCarthy-Miller, for The Sound of Music Live!
 
This is Weiss' 12th DGA Award nomination. He is also nominated this year for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials for The 68th Annual Tony Awards. He previously won the DGA Award in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 for the 61st, 64th, 65th, 66th and 67th Annual Tony Awards. He was also nominated in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2008 for the 55th, 56th, 59th, 60th and 62nd Annual Tony Awards.
 
 
LISA CHOLODENKO
Olive Kitteridge
(HBO)

Cholodenko's Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: David Coatsworth
First Assistant Director: Jesse Nye
Second Assistant Director: Mark Constance
Second Second Assistant Director: Elizabeth MacSwan
 
This is Cholodenko's first DGA Award nomination.
 
 
ULI EDEL
Houdini
(History Channel)
 
This is Edel's second DGA Award nomination. He previously was nominated in this category in 1996 for Rasputin.
 
 
RYAN MURPHY
The Normal Heart
(HBO)
 
Murphy's Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: Scott Ferguson, Erica Kay
First Assistant Director: Leo Bauer
Second Assistant Directors: Becky Chin, Amy Lauritsen
Second Second Assistant Directors: Heather Verbeke, Josh Muzaffer, Travis Rehwaldt, Brian Papworth
Location Manager: Kip Davis Myers
 
This is Murphy's third DGA Award nomination. He previously was nominated for outstanding directorial achievement in comedy series in 2009 for the Glee pilot and in 2010 for “The Power of Madonna” episode.
 
 
MICHAEL WILSON
The Trip to Bountiful
(Lifetime)
 
Wilson's Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Dominic Cancilla
First Assistant Director: Bobby Bastarache
Second Assistant Director: Rhonda Guthrie
 
This is Wilson's first DGA Award nomination.
 
 
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VARIETY/TALK/NEWS/SPORTS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING
 
The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding directorial achievement in variety/talk/news/sports – regularly scheduled programming for 2014 are (in alphabetical order):
 
 
PAUL G. CASEY
Real Time With Bill Maher, "#1226"
(HBO)
 
Casey's Directorial Team:
Associate Director: Stacy Talbot
Stage Managers: Patrick Whitney, David Fox
 
This is Casey's first DGA Award nomination.


 

DAVE DIOMEDI
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, "Episode #1"
(NBC)
 
Diomedi's Directorial Team:
Associate Director: Maureen Smith
Stage Managers: Nicka Tolmasoff, Mike Kilkenny
 
This is Diomedi's second DGA Award nomination. He was nominated in this category last year for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, “#799.”
 
 
JIM HOSKINSON
The Colbert Report, "#11040"
(Comedy Central)
 
Hoskinson's Directorial Team:
Associate Director: Yvonne DeMare
Key Stage Manager: Mark McKenna
Stage Managers: Jeff Leib, Susan Schroer, Phyllis Digilio
 
This is Hoskinson's third DGA Award nomination. He previously was nominated in 2013 and 2007 for The Colbert Report episodes “10004” and “3052.”
 
 
DON ROY KING
Saturday Night Live, "Host Jim Carrey/Musical Guest Iggy Azalea"
(NBC)
 
King's Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Michael Mancini, Michael Poole, Bob Caminiti
Stage Managers: Gena Rositano, Chris Kelly
 
This is King's eighth DGA Award nomination. He won in this category last year for Saturday Night Live with Host Justin Timberlake and was also nominated for Saturday Night Live episodes in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
 
 
CHUCK O'NEIL
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, "Open‑Carrying to the Midterms"
(Comedy Central)
 
O'Neil's Directorial Team:
Associate Director: Paul A.J. Pennolino
Stage Manager: Craig Spinney
 
This is O'Neil's eleventh DGA Award nomination. He previously was nominated in 2010 for Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear and in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013, all for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
 
 
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VARIETY/TALK/NEWS/SPORTS – SPECIALS
 
The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding directorial Achievement in variety/talk/news/sports – specials for 2014 are (in alphabetical order):
 
 
HAMISH HAMILTON
The 86th Annual Academy Awards
(ABC)
 
Hamilton's Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Hayley Collett, Sandra R. Considine, Tim Kettle, Lori Margules, Michael Polito
Stage Managers: Gary Natoli, John Esposito, Valdez Flagg, Chris Hines, Alissa Levisohn Hoyo, Arthur Lewis, Roxanne Lozano, Ron Paul, Vince Poxon, Tammy Raab, Jason Seligman, Doug Smith, Jackie Stathis, Cheryl Teetzel Moore, David Wader, Debbie Williams, Ari Woog
 
This is Hamilton's first DGA Award nomination.
 
 
LOUIS J. HORVITZ
The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
(CBS)
 
Horvitz's Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Jim Tanker, Michael Polito, Richard A. Preuss, Lisa R. Anderson
Stage Managers: Garry Hood, Phyllis Digilio, Andrew Feigin, Doug Fogel, Arthur Lewis, Joseph McCarthy, Tammy Raab, Doug Smith
 
This is Horvitz's eighteenth DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety in 1997 for The Kennedy Center Honors. He was also nominated for The Kennedy Center Honors in 1993, 2001, 2009 and 2011. Last year he was nominated for The 55th Annual Grammy Awards and was previously nominated for The 70th, 71st, 72nd, 74th, 75th, 76th, 77th, 79th and 80th Annual Academy Awards, along with Sinatra: 80 Years My Way in 1995 and Live Aid Concert in 1985.
 
 
DES McANUFF
Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays
(HBO)
 
McAnuff's Directorial Team:
Associate Director: Sandra Restrepo Considine
Stage Managers: Andrea Naier, Matt Campbell
 
This is McAnuff's first DGA Award nomination.
 
 
RICH RUSSO
Super Bowl XLVIII
(FOX)
 
Russo's Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Jacob Jolivette, Rich Gross
Stage Manager: Dominic Tringali
 
This is Russo's first DGA Award nomination.
 

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GLENN WEISS
The 68th Annual Tony Awards
(CBS)
 
Weiss' Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Ken Diego, Robin Abrams, Stefani Cohen, Ricky Kirshner
Stage Managers: Garry Hood, Phyllis Digilio-Kent, Peter Epstein, Andrew Feigin, Lynn Finkel, Doug Fogel, Jeffry Gitter, Arthur Lewis, Jeffrey M. Markowitz, Joey Meade, Seth Mellman, Cyndi Owgang, Jeff Pearl, Annette Powlis, Elise Reaves, Lauren Class Schneider
 
This is Mr. Weiss' 12th DGA Award nomination. He is also nominated this year for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series, together with Rob Ashford, for Peter Pan Live! He previously won the DGA Award in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 for the 61st, 64th, 65th, 66th and 67th Annual Tony Awards. He was also nominated in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2008 for the 55th, 56th, 59th, 60th, and 62nd Annual Tony Awards.
 
 
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REALITY PROGRAMS
 
The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs for 2014 are (in alphabetical order):
 
 
BERTRAM van MUNSTER
JACK CANNON
ELISE DOGANIERI
The Quest, "One True Hero"
(ABC)
 
Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Mark Dziak
Associate Director: Dan Coffie
Stage Manager: Michael Gillis
 
This is van Munster's ninth DGA Award nomination. He won in 2007 for The Amazing Race, “Episode #1110” and was also nominated an additional seven times, all for The Amazing Race: in 2005 for “Episode #805," in 2006 for “Episode #102,” in 2008 for “Episode #1303,” in 2009 for “Don't Let A Cheese Hit Me,” in 2010 for “I Think We're Fighting the Germans, Right?,” in 2011 for “You Don’t Get Paid Unless You Win?” and in 2013 for “Beards in the Wind.”
 
This is Cannon's first DGA Award nomination.
 
This is Doganieri's first DGA Award nomination.
 
 
NEIL DeGROOT
The Biggest Loser, "Episode 1613"
(NBC)
 
DeGroot's Directorial Team:
Associate Director: Andy Nelson
Stage Managers: Tammy Oller, Dan Shepard
 
This is DeGroot's third DGA Award nomination. He previously won in this category in 2013 for 72 Hours, “The Lost Coast” and in 2011 for The Biggest Loser, “Episode 1115.”
 
 
STEVE HRYNIEWICZ
Top Chef, "The First Thanksgiving"
(Bravo)
 
Hryniewicz's Directorial Team:
Associate Director: Austin Sipes
Second Assistant Director: Ryan Turpin
 
This is Hryniewicz's first DGA Award nomination.
 
 
ANTHONY B. SACCO
The Chair, "The Test"
(Starz)
 
This is Sacco's third DGA Award nomination. He previously won in this category in 2006 for Treasure Hunters, “Episode #101” and was nominated in 2007 for Project Runway, “Fashion Giant #403.”
 
 
ADAM VETRI
Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge, "Welcome to the Gun Show"
(CMT)
 
Vetri's Directorial Team:
Associate Director: Ian Blankenship
Stage Manager: Richard Mercury Melendez
 
This is Vetri's first DGA Award nomination.
 
 
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CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
 
The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs for 2014 are (in alphabetical order):
 
PAUL HOEN
How to Build A Better Boy
(Disney Channel)
 
This is Hoen's seventh DGA Award nomination. He previously won in this category in 2012 for Let It Shine and in 2007 for Jump In. He was also nominated in 2010 for Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, in 2008 for Cheetah Girls: One World, in 2004 for Searching for David's Heart, and in 2000 for the Even Stevens episode “Take My Sister... Please.”
 
 
JONATHAN JUDGE
100 Things To Do Before High School, "Pilot"
(Nickelodeon)
 
Judge's Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Debra Spidell
First Assistant Director: Julian Petrillo
Second Assistant Director: Katey Wheelhouse
Second Second Assistant Director: Ceci Mak
 
This is Judge's third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2013 for Swindle and in 2012 for Camp Fred.
 
 
VINCE MARCELLO
American Girl: Isabelle Dances Into The Spotlight
(Disney Channel)
 
Marcello's Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Avram Butch Kaplan
 
This is Marcello's first DGA Award nomination.
 
 
JOEY MAZZARINO
Sesame Street, "4504 Numericon"
(PBS)
 
Mazzarino's Directorial Team:
Associate Director: Ken Diego
Stage Managers: Shawn Havens, Theresa Anderson
 
This is Mazzarino's first DGA Award nomination.
 
 
AMY SCHATZ
Saving My Tomorrow, "Part 1 and 2"
(HBO)
 
This is Schatz's ninth DGA Award nomination. She won in this category five times for An Apology to Elephants in 2013, A Child’s Garden of Poetry in 2011, Classical Baby (I'm Grown Up Now), “The Poetry Show” in 2008, 'Twas the Night in 2001, and Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepy Time Tales in 1999. She was also nominated an additional three times for Don’t Divorce Me! Kids’ Rules for Parents on Divorce in 2012, Hard Times for an American Girl: The Great Depression in 2009, and Through a Child's Eyes: September 11, 2001 in 2002.
 
 
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COMMERCIALS
 
The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 2014 are (in alphabetical order):
 
 
NICOLAI FUGLSIG
(MJZ)
 
Sapeurs, Guinness ‑ AMV BBDO
First Assistant Director: Bob Wilkins
 
Waiting, FEMA ‑ Deutsch NY
First Assistant Director: Bob Wagner
Second Assistant Director: Rafa Sanz
 
This is Fuglsig's second DGA Award nomination. He previously won in this category in 2007 for Tipping Point (Guinness), It’s Magic (JC Penney), and TJourney (Motorola).
 
 
LAUREN GREENFIELD
(Chelsea Pictures)
 
Always #LikeAGirl, Always – Leo Burnett
First Assistant Director: Steve Carmendy
Second Assistant Director: John Meyer
 
This is Greenfield's second DGA Award nomination. She was previously nominated for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary in 2012 for Queen of Versailles.
 
 
BRENDAN MALLOY
EMMETT MALLOY
(HSI Productions)
 
The Huddle, Nike ‑ Wieden + Kennedy
Unit Production Manager: Line Postmyr
First Assistant Directors: Todd Thompson, Monty Greenlee
Second Assistant Directors: Jason Swanson, Mike Alberts
Second Second Assistant Directors: Gene Smith, Tami Kumin
 
This is B. Malloy's first DGA Award nomination.
 
This is E. Malloy's first DGA Award nomination.
 
 
DANIEL MERCADANTE
KATINA HUBBARD
(Epoch Films)
 
Sports Matter, Dick's Sporting Goods ‑ Anomaly
First Assistant Directors: Paul Chaput, Glen Moorman
Second Assistant Directors: Glen Moorman, Brook Barksdale, Jo Throckmorton, Adam Stern
 
We Are Not Alone, Facebook ‑ Wieden + Kennedy
First Assistant Director: Michael Jordan
Second Assistant Director: Adam Stern
 
Big Sister, Facebook ‑ Wieden + Kennedy
First Assistant Director: Paul Chaput
Second Assistant Director: Adam Stern
 
This is Mercadante's first DGA Award nomination.
 
This is Hubbard's first DGA Award nomination.
 
 
NOAM MURRO
(Biscuit Filmworks)
 
Ahead of Their Time, Dodge ‑ Wieden + Kennedy Portland
First Assistant Director: Craig Owens
Second Assistant Director: Eric Topp
Second Second Assistant Director: Rob Nia
 
Empty Chair, Guinness ‑ BBDO NY
Unit Production Manager: James Veal
First Assistant Director: Craig Pinckes
Second Assistant Director: Patrick Cunningham
 
This is Murro’s eighth DGA Award nomination. He won in this category in 2011 for Handlebar Moustache (Heineken Premium Light), Hot House (DirecTV), Pinata (Volkswagen Tiguan) and Is It Real? (EA Battlefield 3) as well as in 2004 for Carry (Adidas), Glen (Starbucks), and Toy Boat (eBay). He was also nominated in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2013.
 
 
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DOCUMENTARY
 
 
DAN KRAUSS
The Kill Team
Oscilloscope Laboratories
ITVS
f/8 Filmworks, Ltd
Motto Pictures
This is Mr. Krauss's first DGA Award nomination.
 
 
JOHN MALOOF
CHARLIE SISKEL
Finding Vivian Maier
Sundance Selects
Ravine Pictures

This is Maloof's first DGA Award nomination.
This is Siskel's first DGA Award nomination.
 
 
JESSE MOSS
The Overnighters
Drafthouse Films
Mile End Films
Al Di La Films
Impact Partners

This is Moss' first DGA Award nomination.
 
 
LAURA POITRAS
Citizenfour
RADiUS
Praxis Films
Participant Media
HBO Documentary Films
Bertha Foundation | BRITDOC Circle | Channel 4
Norddeutscher Rundfunk NDR
Bayerischer Rundfunk BR
Deutscher Filmförderfonds

This is Poitras's first DGA Award nomination.
 
 
ORLANDO von EINSIEDEL
Virunga
Netflix
Bertha Foundation
BRITDOC Foundation
Violet Films
Appian Way
Grain Media
 
This is von Einsiedel's first DGA Award nomination.

The announcement comes a day after the guild unveiled its feature film nominees.

The DGA Awards ceremony, hosted by Jane Lynch for a second consecutive year, is set to take place Feb. 7 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The nominees for best directorial achievement in TV, commercials and documentary will be announced Wednesday.

As previously announced, James Burrows and Robert Butler will be the first recipients of a new DGA Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Television Direction, during the ceremony.

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In addition, Phillip Goldfarb will receive the DGA’s 2015 Frank Capra Achievement Award, which is given to an assistant director or unit production manager in recognition of career achievement in the industry and service to the guild. Julie Gelfand will receive the 2015 Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award, given to an associate director or stage manager in recognition of service to the industry and to the DGA.

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