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MARCH 2010 62nd Annual WINNERS ROSS KATZ LESLI LINKA JASON WINER Movies for Television/ GLATTER Comedy Series Mini-Series Dramatic Series Night KATHRYN BIGELOW DON MISCHER CRAIG BORDERS TOM KUNTZ Musical Variety Reality Programs Commercials Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film ALLISON LIDDI- LOUIE CHRISTOPHER BROWN PSIHOYOS GOUTMAN Children’s Programs Documentary Daytime Serials DGA NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MARCH MONTHLY Contents 2009–2011 Taylor Hackford VOLUME 7, NUMBER 3 President 1 26-29 Steven Soderbergh National Vice President MARCH MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS SCREENINGS Gilbert Cates Secretary-Treasurer Scott Berger 2-5 30 Assistant DGA NEWS 7 UPCOMING 24-25 Secretary-Treasurer EVENTS Paris Barclay First Vice President EXECUTIVE 7-23 STAFF 31 William M. Brady DGA AWARDS RECENT Second Vice President Jay D. Roth National Executive Director COVERAGE EVENTS Betty Thomas Third Vice President Warren Adler Associate National 24-25 12 32 31 Gary Donatelli Fourth Vice President Executive Director MARCH MEMBERSHIP G. Bryan Unger Thomas Schlamme CALENDAR: REPORT Fifth Vice President Western Executive Director NEW YORK, CHICAGO, Vincent Misiano Russell Hollander Sixth Vice President Eastern Executive Director & WASHINGTON LOS ANGELES & BOARD MEMBERS Daniel J. Moore SAN FRANCISCO Herb Adelman Midwestern Executive Director 16 31 Michael Apted Stephen Glanzrock David Korduner Lesli Linka Glatter General Counsel DGA COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT Victoria Hochberg Morgan Rumpf Cleve Landsberg Assistant Executive Director, Communications Michael Mann Sahar Moridani Donald Petrie DGA Director of Media Relations Scott L. Rindenow COUNCILS Ed Sherin Darrell L. 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Kathleen McGill Elena Santaballa M A R C H 2 0 1 0 I 1 Directors Guild of America First Annual DGA News Texas Hold’em Gil Cates to Chair DGA Negotiating Committee On February 1, DGA President Taylor Hackford announced that Poker Tournament Secretary-Treasurer Gil Cates has accepted the position of Chair of the Feature Film and Television Negotiating Committee. The DGA National Board approved the appointment at its board meeting on Sunday, Saturday, April 10, 2010 January 31, 2010. “We are incredibly fortunate to have the beneﬁt of Gil’s many years of experience as our chief negotiator once again,” said Hackford. “We are in very good hands and trust Gil to guide us as he has in the past to a very successful negotiation.” The First Annual DGA ‘Texas Hold’em’ Poker “The Guild believes that preparation is key to a successful negotiation,” said Cates. “Armed with Host Committee Tournament Host Committee invites you to join our extensive, continually-updated research, we will be in good stead to begin negotiations when your fellow members for an evening of spirited the time comes.” Ben Afﬂeck Todd Phillips competition, prizes and camaraderie with all The DGA’s current three-year contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Michael Apted Carl Reiner proceeds going to support the good work the Producers (AMPTP) expires on June 30, 2011. Paris Barclay John Rich Directors Guild Foundation does in serving our Cates, who served two terms as DGA President from 1983-1987, most recently chaired the Negotiating Committee in the 2002, 2005 and 2008 rounds of contract talks with the AMPTP. James Burrows Scott Rindenow fellow members in need. He has been an active member of the DGA’s National Board for 25 years. He is a distinguished Gilbert Cates Jay Roach feature ﬁlm and television director who has also produced a record 14 Academy Awards® broadcasts. He also currently serves as the producing director of the Geffen Playhouse. William Friedkin Liz Ryan $150.00 The Guild expects to appoint full Negotiating Committees in the spring of this year. Lesli Linka Glatter Steven Soderbergh Taylor Hackford Betty Thomas Tournament Cleve Landsberg Carl Weathers Entry Fee Garry Marshall James Woods $50.00 Rebuys & Add-ons Tournament Co-Chairs Location: DGA Grand Lobby & Atrium Donald Petrie and Gil Cates, Jr. 5:30 p.m. Player Cocktail Reception and ‘Texas Hold’em’ Tutorial 6:30 p.m. Player Registration Begins 7:00 p.m. DGA ‘Texas Hold’em’ Tournament Begins 11:00 p.m. Awards and Prizes Presented To register for the Tournament please contact Sarah Weinstock, Tournament Coordinator at or email firstname.lastname@example.org M A R C H 2 0 1 0 I 3 Television Directing Fellowship Programs Seek Applicants DGA Part of Statement Regarding Joint FCC Filing on Net Neutrality The DGA recently announced its involvement with television fellowship programs from both Disney/ On January 14, 2010, the Directors Guild of America, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), ABC and HBO. Both programs are searching for talented women and minority applicants. International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United Launched in 2001, the Disney/ABC-DGA Directing Program is one of the longest running States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE) and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) released the following statement: programs of its kind in the entertainment industry. Those selected to participate will enter a “The FCC has called for public comment on a set of proposed rules that address the concept of ‘network neutrality.’ While the Guilds talent pool. Executive producers and producing episodic directors of ABC shows will select and Unions support the principle that all lawful Internet trafﬁc should be treated equally, no discussion of net neutrality can be complete individuals to shadow on an episode or episodes, which would encompass pre-production, without consideration of the effects of any form of Internet regulation on the illegal digital theft of copyrighted content and the resulting shooting and/or post production (3 or more weeks). A stipend of $950.00 per week when impact on jobs, creativity and innovation. actively shadowing, will be paid. The duration of the individual’s participation is at the discretion of ABC executives, executive producers and/or episodic Directors. “As Guilds and Unions representing more than 300,000 workers in the entertainment and media industries, we urge the FCC to ensure that any policies laid forth to preserve a free and open Internet also strengthen the distinction between the lawful and unlawful The HBO/DGA Television Directing Fellowship Program is tentatively scheduled to begin its second annual rotation of in the late summer of 2010. It is anticipated that up to three transmission of Internet content. We encourage the FCC to take all appropriate steps to keep the Internet from becoming a haven for fellowships will be awarded for 2010. Appropriate applicants might include television, the theft and illegal transmission of motion picture, audiovisual and sound recording works.” theatrical feature, documentary, music video and commercial directors (applicants are not For a summary of the ﬁling visit the news section of www.dga.org. required to be or become DGA members). Each fellow may have the opportunity to observe, consult and be mentored by select directors of an HBO series intended to provide exposure to the series. A directing assignment on an HBO series may be available after successful completion of the program, but is not provided, implied or guaranteed. Fellows will be DGA Production Lists Are Back Online employees of HBO on a non-exclusive basis and will be paid approximately $50,000 for up to one year, anticipated, but not guaranteed (depending upon the number of weeks worked and hours per week), to work on a television series to be determined by HBO pursuant to The Production Lists on the DGA Members Only website have recently been an employment contract. revamped and are now back online in the Document Center section. • The deadline for the submission period for the ABC/DGA TV Directing Fellowship closes on February The Production Lists are provided as a resource for networking of current and future projects, but are not a job 26, 2010. For more information and/or an application package please visit www.dga.org or www. referral or employment service as there is no promise of openings on the productions listed. The revised lists disneyabctalentdevelopment.com published as PDF documents formatted for printing and are organized by region for both BA contracts and FLTTA contracts. The information is also separated by state within each list. • The deadline for applications for the HBO/DGA Television Directing Fellowship Program is March 10, 2010. For more information and/or an application package please visit www.dga.org or email inquiries To view the new DGA Production Lists please log onto the Members Only section of to email@example.com. www.dga.org and click the link on the homepage or visit the “Document Center.” City of Lights • City of Angels A Week of French Film Premieres in Hollywood Presented by THE FRANCO-AMERICAN CULTURAL FUND a partnership of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Motion Picture Association (MPA), France’s Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM), and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) Each year, City of Lights • City of Angels (COL•COA) presents an eclectic array of the latest French productions, showcasing the vitality and diversity of the third largest ﬁlm industry in the world. All ﬁlms are presented for the ﬁrst time in Los Angeles, including U.S. and North American premieres. COL•COA Focus On A Filmmaker 2010 This year, COL•COA will honor Director Claude Miller on April 22nd with a premiere of his new ﬁlm I’m Glad My Mother is Alive and a one- hour conversation with him as part of the COL•COA Happy Hour Talks, a series of industry discussions followed by a complimentary wine and cheese reception. Claude Miller started his career as assistant to Marcel Carné, Michel Deville and Jean-Luc Godard and served as production manager for François Truffaut before directing his debut feature ﬁlm The Best Way to Walk (1976). Since then, he has won critical acclaim with The Little Thief (1988), based on an unﬁnished Truffaut script, The Accompanist, La Classe de Neige (1992), which won the Jury Prize at the 1998 Cannes COL•COA Screenings are Film Festival, and most recently A Secret (2007). Free to all DGA Members More information for DGA members will be in April’s DGA Monthly and One Guest The full line-up will be announced March 25th, 2010 on www.colcoa.org. Guild members may RSVP after March 25th at (323) 993 5755 or firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, please go to: COL•COA is produced in association with France’s Writers, Directors and Producers www.colcoa.org Association (L’ARP), the Los Angeles Film and TV Ofﬁce of the French Embassy, and Unifrance. 4 I D G A M O N T H L Y M A R C H 2 0 1 0 I 5 62nd Annual NOMINEES BREAKFAST Meet the Nominees: Feature Film Symposium moderator Jeremy Kagan; DGA National Executive Director Jay D. Roth; 2009 Feature Film Nominees Quentin Tarantino, Lee Daniels, Kathryn Bigelow, Jason Reitman, James Cameron, and DGA President Taylor Hackford The DGA Awards is kicked off each year by the Annual Nominee Breakfast. The morning offers honorees in all categories the opportunity to mingle with their fellow nominees and ofﬁcers of the Guild in an informal atmosphere, preceding the “Meet the Nominees: Feature Film” Symposium. Three-time Movies for Television winner Joe Sargeant, ‘10 Capra Hackford welcomes the nominees recipient Cleve Landsberg & ‘09 nominee John Kent Harrison Director Laura Belsey breakfasts with Two-time Feature Film winner Ron Howard with Bigelow chats with DGA Third Vice Documentary Nominee Geoffrey Smith Cameron and DGA Board Member Michael Mann President Betty Thomas Franklin J. Schaffner Award recipients Stanley Faer (‘05), ‘99 Musical Variety winner Dennie Gordon with Reitman gets advice from ‘83 Feature Anita Cooper Avrick (‘02), Maria Jimenez Henley (‘10), Scott ‘90 Dramatic Series winner Michael Zinberg Film winner James L. Brooks Rindenow (‘00), Scott Berger (‘09) and Donald Jacob (‘06) M A R C H 2 0 1 0 I 7 62nd Annual MEET THE NOMINEES: Feature Film easy to forget, but it speaks very truthfully Kathryn Bigelow spoke of drawing to what directing is.” inspiration for directing from watching ﬁlm after ﬁlm from directors she loved. Lee Daniels spoke of being a newcomer “Everything from Peckinpah. Everything to the inner sanctum of celebrated from Fuller, Sergio Leone, Robert Aldrich, directors and said that he’d received Anthony Mann… The list is inﬁnite. invaluable advice on how to cope with it Watching those ﬁlms you kind of internalize all from fellow nominee Reitman. “When information that hopefully you can apply you’re in the work, you’re in the moment later on when making your own ﬁlm.” and God and truth speaks to you. But Bigelow also recalled getting direct advice this whole process has been very unique from Walter Hill. “He said, ‘Spend time and terrifying for me. I was a wreck at the with people who are doing what you want beginning and Jason said, ‘Lee, embrace to do.” He would invite me to come to the DGA Feature Film Nominees Quentin Tarantino, Kathryn Bigelow, James Cameron, Lee Daniels and Jason Reitman it. Enjoy it and don’t be frightened by it.’ set and sit there and watch him which James Cameron onstage with moderator Jeremy Kagan during the 2010 Meet the Nominees: Feature Film Symposium Daniels also talked about of one of his was incredible.” She also nodded towards mentors, Julian Schnabel. “Julian is a Cameron recalling, “Back in my Near Dark The DGA held its nineteenth annual “Meet The Nominees: Feature Film” symposium on Saturday hero. He’s from New York, he appreciates days, Jim told me, ‘Be careful in your casting truth and he’s not afraid to be himself choices because those are irrevocable morning, January 30, 2010. Directors Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), James Cameron (Avatar), and I love him. I saw a ﬁlm he’d done, decisions.’ No matter how great your script Lee Daniels (Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire), Jason Reitman (Up in the Air), Basquiat, and he hadn’t directed before. is, no matter how great you shoot the ﬁlm, So I wanted to know how it was done, edit it, score it, mix it, etc, if you’ve made a and Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds) joined moderator/DGA Special Projects Committee and he said, ‘You just stay in the truth. mistake in your casting that’s it. I’ve held Chair Jeremy Kagan onstage before a standing room only crowd in the Guild’s Los Angeles Theatre. You know what’s honest and if the actor onto that ever since.” can’t give it to you, you cut it in the Quentin Tarantino remembered getting DGA President Taylor Hackford welcomed Jason Reitman referenced his father, editing room to make it honest.” advice from a different source. “When I did members and their guests to one of the veteran director Ivan Reitman. “Growing Cameron jokingly recalled his early days Reservoir Dogs, I really didn’t know any Guild’s most prestigious events. “This is a up I was on my father’s sets and there under the umbrella of Roger Corman’s directors. But when was about 22, I got a Lee Daniels wonderful and rare opportunity to be in the wasn’t a room I wasn’t allowed to be in. I New World Pictures and recalled a tidbit fantastic book where they interviewed a presence of ﬁve extraordinary directors, was in the editing room and even in the he’d received from Corman himself. “He vast array of directors about the process. and hear them compare and contrast writing room sometimes. The access once told me, ‘You should sit down more It was a really wild group: Sidney Lumet, their individual journeys in bringing a ﬁlm I got was unbelievable. But the best while you’re directing,’ which I guess is Emile de Antonio, George Romero, it was to life,” said Hackford. “In this season of advice I got from my father on directing good advice. He also said ‘Make your really all over the map. They talked about awards, this is a high point because the was when he said, ‘Your job is to capture day,’ which I’ve seldom been able to apply. editing, casting shooting and everything. It people who voted are the ones in the authenticity.’ It’s very easy to lose sight of Cameron also spoke of the mentorship he wasn’t like there was one piece of advice trenches, the professionals who know that because your barometer for comedy received from director Walter Hill. “I was that I followed, but it was wonderful to what goes into making a great ﬁlm.” or drama is nowhere as good as your actually writing Aliens before I directed hear so many different aesthetics and barometer for honesty. So while you’re Terminator, and I was trying to emulate his people talking about how to approach After a screening of clips from each ﬁlm, on the set you shouldn’t be worried very cursory kind of haiku style. Walter’s it from different ways. It just showed me the directors joined Kagan onstage, for about what’s funny or not because you big advice to me when I started directing there was no one way to do things.” DGA President Taylor Hackford an expedition of discovery into their won’t know until you’re sitting in the Aliens was ‘Don’t fuck this up.’ I thought With that start, the panel was off into a individual processes. Kagan kicked off audience and you’re feeling it through that was very good advice because it was morning that offered insights into each the discussion by asking each director Jason Reitman them. But you do know what’s true. I use implicit that if I fucked it up, I was never of these motion pictures as individual what was the best advice he or she had that all the time. It’s so simple that it’s going to get the opportunity to do it again. works of art, and behind-the-scenes ever received from another director. But I think the best piece of advice I got views of directors at the height of their from him was about casting, which can craft. In a matter of hours, one of them apply to everything. He said, ‘Don’t go to would win the Outstanding Directorial the center, push away from it.’ At the time Achievement in Feature Film Award, but my tastes were very mainstream because the morning was one of camaraderie and my ﬁlm school was the drive-ins of Orange exploration into the elements involved County. But I think it was great advice to in creating a ﬁlm worthy of one of the not do the obvious. Guild’s highest honors. Meet the Nominees: Feature Film: Directed by: Don Barnhart; Stage Manager: Tracey Smith Baumert DGA Awards Section Photo Credits: photos by: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Getty Images, Howard Wise, Tonya Wise, and Joe Coomber. Kathryn Bigelow DGA members ﬁll Theatre One to hear the Feature Film Nominees Symposium Quentin Tarantino 8 I D G A M O N T H L Y M A R C H 2 0 1 0 I 9 62nd Annual ARRIVALS, RECEPTION & DINNER The 62nd Annual DGA Awards Dinner took place on Saturday, January 30, 2010. Nominees, celebrity presenters, DGA Members, industry VIPs and guests gathered at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles to celebrate the outstanding directorial achievements of 2009. Well-wishers got in their ﬁnal congratulations before the envelopes were opened and the winners announced. Comedy & Drama nominee Paris Barclay and DGA Sec.-Treas Gil Cates and Disney-ABC Feature Film Award nominee DGA President Taylor Hackford with 2010 Lifetime Movies for Television nominee Bob Balaban Television Group Pres. Anne Sweeney Lee Daniels and son Liam Achievement Award Recipient Norman Jewison 2009 Movies for Television DGA Awards Committee Precious’ star and presenter Documentary Award presenter Jodie Foster 2010 DGA Honorary Life Membership Musical Variety Award presenter Honorary Life Membership Award presenter nominee Thomas Carter Chair Howard Storm Gabourey Sidibe with Feature Film presenter Danny Boyle recipient Robert Iger and wife Willow Carey Mulligan makes her entrance Director Robert Zemeckis and wife Leslie Childrens’ Programs Childrens’ Programs nominee Martha DGA Fourth Vice President 2010 DGA Honorary Life Membership recipient Director Ivan Reitman comes to Movies for Television Award presenter nominee Fred Savage Coolidge and husband James Spencer Gary Donatelli Barry Meyer with wife Wendy and son Matt support his nominee son Jason Jane Alexander and Director Ed Sherin Mad Men’s nominated director Matthew Director LeVar Burton and Actor/Director Glee actors Jessalyn Gilsig Warner Bros. President & COO Alan Horn and DGA Honorary Feature Film Nominee Quentin Tarantino Feature Film Nominee Jason Reitman Weiner and presenter Christina Hendricks Avatar star Zoe Saldana Keifer Sutherland and Cory Monteith Life Membership presenter Director Christopher Nolan shows off his DGA chair place setting and wife Michele Lee 10 I D G A M O N T H L Y M A R C H 2 0 1 0 I 11 62nd Annual CEREMONY DGA President Taylor Hackford welcomed the audience of 1,600 guests before turning things over to Actor/Director/Comedian Carl Reiner who hosted the ceremony for the 22nd time. Presenters included: Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men), Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker), Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison (Glee), DGA Board Member Jesús Treviño, Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington (Avatar), Jodie Foster (The Beaver), DGA Board Cleve Landsberg (left) accepts the 2010 Don Mischer wins the Lee Daniels accepts his Feature Film Roger Goodman examines his Member Donald Petrie, Carey Mulligan (An Frank Capra Award from his friend DGA Musical Variety Award Nomination trophy from presenter/ DGA Lifetime Achievement in Education), Gabourey Sidibe (Precious: Based DGA Board Member Donald Petrie for a record tenth time Precious star Gabourey Sidibe News Direction Award on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire), President and President Taylor Hackford welcomes the audience to the DGA Awards CEO of Disney Robert Iger, Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Anna Kendrick and Jason Bateman (Up In The Air), Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds), DGA Secretary/Treasurer Gil Cates, Robert Zemeckis (A Christmas Carol), Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight), Brad Pitt (Inglourious Basterds), Jane Alexander (Terminator Salvation), DGA President Taylor Hackford, and 2008 DGA Feature Film Award winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire). DGA Awards Ceremony: Directed by: Jim Drake; Associ- Comedy Award winner Jason Winer Feature Film Nominee Jason Reitman ﬂies high with his Lesli Linka Glatter accepts the DGA’s 2009 ate Director: Peery Forbis; Stage Managers: Barry Haworth, 2010 host Carl Reiner shares the podium with 2009 Allison-Liddi Brown accepts the proves he’s as funny as his show Up in the Air actors Anna Kendrick and Jason Bateman Dramatic Series Night Award for Mad Men Ellen Deutsch, C.J. Rapp Pittman, George Boyd host/2010 Children’s Programs presenter Jon Cryer Children’s Programs Award Secretary-Treasurer Gil Cates Walt Disney Co. President/CEO As does fellow recipient, Presenter Brad Pitt recalls the Glee’s Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison Commercial Award winner Tom Kuntz Maria Jimenez Henley is presented with the 2010 Franklin reveals history of the DGA’s Robert Iger accept the DGA’s Warner Bros.’ Chairman and directing style used by Inglourious announce the 2009 Commercial Award thanks his partners at MJZ J. Schaffner Award from her friend director Jesús Treviño Honorary Life Membership Award Honorary Life Membership Award CEO Barry Meyer Basterds’ Quentin Tarantino Craig Borders wins his ﬁrst DGA Award Avatar’s Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana congratulate Louie Psihoyos admires his DGA Award The audience gives a standing ovation to Lifetime Surprise presenter Cher recalls 2008 winner Danny Boyle prepares to announce for directing Reality Programs Director James Cameron on his DGA Award nomination for his documentary The Cove Achievement Award recipient Norman Jewison working with Jewison on Moonstruck the DGA’s Feature Film Award winner for 2009 12 I D G A M O N T H L Y M A R C H 2 0 1 0 I 13 WINNER Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2009 KATHRYN BIGELOW The Hurt Locker (Summit Entertainment) Ms. Bigelow’s Directorial Team: Unit Production Manager: Tony Mark First Assistant Director: David Ticotin First Assistant Director (Canadian Unit): Lee Cleary This is Ms. Bigelow’s ﬁrst DGA Feature Film Award. 2009 DGA Feature Film Award-winner Kathryn Bigelow enjoying the Awards dinner with The Hurt accepting the DGA Feature Film Nomination trophy celebrating her nomination Locker’s writer/producer Mark Boal presented by her Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner backstage with Renner hearing her name announced by 2009 delivering her acceptance speech holding up the award for the press Feature Film Award presenter Danny Boyle backstage with Boyle M A R C H 2 0 1 0 I 15 62nd Annual SPECIAL AWARD RECIPIENTS NORMAN JEWISON ROBERT IGER BARRY MEYER DGA Lifetime Achievement Award Honorary Life Membership Award Honorary Life Membership Award Given in recognition of for Distinguished Achievement in Motion Picture Direction. Given in of outstanding creative achievement, leadership in the Given in of outstanding creative achievement, leadership in the industry, contribution to the DGA or to the profession of directing industry, contribution to the DGA or to the profession of directing Robert Iger with presenters Barry Meyer with presenters Gil Cates and Robert Zemeckis Christopher Nolan and Gil Cates Norman Jewison with presenters Cher and DGA President Taylor Hackford From top right: Hackford calls for the “trophy girl” to bring out the award. Jewison is shocked to see that the “trophy girl” is his Moonstruck star Cher. Old friends reunite on the DGA Awards stage. ROGER GOODMAN CLEVE LANDSBERG MARIA JIMENEZ HENLEY Lifetime Achievement Frank Capra Franklin J. Schaffner Award in News Direction Achievement Award Achievement Award For distinguished achievement in For an Assistant Director or Unit For an Associate Director or Stage Manager News Direction Production Manager in recognition of in recognition of career achievement in the career achievement in the industry and industry and service to the Directors Guild of service to the Directors Guild of America America Roger Goodman with Cleve Landsberg with Maria Jimenez Henley with Jewison receives a standing ovation in recognition of his body of work presenter Robert Iger presenter Donald Petrie presenter Jesús Treviño 16 I D G A M O N T H L Y M A R C H 2 0 1 0 I 17 62nd Annual WINNERS ROSS KATZ LOUIE PSIHOYOS Movies for Television/Mini-Series Documentary Taking Chance (HBO) The Cove Mr. Katz’s Directorial Team: (Oceanic Preservation Society Unit Production Manager: Lori Keith Douglas and Roadside Attractions) First Assistant Director: Robert C. Albertell Second Assistant Director: Vanessa Hoffman Assistant Unit Production Manager: Carla Raij This is Mr. Psihoyos’ ﬁrst DGA Award. Second Second Assistant Director: Brendan Walsh Jr. This is Mr. Katz’s ﬁrst DGA Award. Ross Katz with presenter Jane Alexander Louie Psihoyos with presenter Jodie Foster Meet the Nominees: Documentary Symposium Meet the Nominees: Movies for Television Symposium 2009 DGA Documentary Award Nominees Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil), Mai Iskander 2009 DGA Movies for Television/Mini-Series Nominees Thomas (Garbage Dreams), Robert Kenner (Food, Inc.), Carter (Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story), John Kent Harrison Louie Psihoyos (The Cove), and Geoffrey Smith (The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler), and Michael Sucsy (Grey (The English Surgeon) joined DGA Awards Gardens) participated in the “Meet the Nominees” symposium Documentary Committee Co-Chairs Directors held at DGA headquarters in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Frieda Lee Mock (Wrestling with Angels: Playwright January 27, 2010. Following an introduction by DGA President Tony Kushner) and James Moll (Running the Taylor Hackford, clips of each nominated ﬁlm were shown and Sahara) for the third annual Meet the Nominees: then moderator Mick Garris (The Stand) led the nominees in a Documentary symposium on Friday, January 29, brief discussion about the making of their ﬁlms. Nominees Bob 2010. Following an introduction by DGA President Balaban (Georgia O’Keeffe) and Ross Katz (Taking Chance) were Taylor Hackford, clips of each nominated ﬁlm unable to attend. were shown after which Mock and Moll led the nominees in a brief discussion about the making 2009 DGA Movies for Television/Mini-Series Nominees of their ﬁlms. Nominee Ágnes Varda (The Beaches Michael Sucsy, Thomas Carter and John Kent Harrison. 2009 DGA Documentary Nominees Louie Psihoyos, Sacha Gervasi, Robert Kenner, of Ágnes) was unable to attend. Geoffrey Smith, Mai Iskander, and DGA President Taylor Hackford DGA President Taylor Hackford chats Director Christopher Leitch Moderator Mick Garris with Movies for Television Host Moderators James Moll Nominees Iskander, Gervasi and Kenner Documentary Committee member Chuck with nominees Sucsy and Harrison. greets nominee Carter. Committee members Ron Lagomarsino, Peter Levin, and Frieda Lee Mock share experiences from the documentary world Workman chats wtih director Haskell Wexler 18 I D G A M O N T H L Y Mike Robe, and Brian Trenchard-Smith M A R C H 2 0 1 0 I 19 62nd Annual WINNERS CRAIG BORDERS Reality Programs Build It Bigger Season 3 - “Hong Kong Bridge” - (Discovery Science) This is Mr. Borders’ ﬁrst DGA Award. He was previously nominated in this same category for Who Wants to be a Superhero? - “Episode #208” in 2007. Lesli Linka Glatter with presenter Christoph Waltz Jason Winer with presenter Christina Hendricks Craig Borders with presenter Cheryl Hines LESLI LINKA GLATTER JASON WINER Dramatic Series Night Comedy Series Meet the Nominees: Reality Programs Symposium On Tuesday, January 26, 2010, the Guild held Mad Men - “Guy Walks Into An Modern Family - “Pilot” - (ABC) its second annual symposium for the DGA Advertising Agency” - (AMC) Unit Production Manager: Howard Grifﬁth Award Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Unit Production Manager: Dwayne Shattuck First Assistant Director: Lisa Statman Achievement in Reality Programs. Following an First Assistant Director: Adam Ben Frank Second Assistant Director: Helena Lamb introduction by DGA President Taylor Hackford Second Assistant Director: Jessica L. Lowrey Second Second Assistant Director: Shannon Speaker and a screening of clips from the nominated Second Second Assistant Director: Elion S. Olson This is Mr. Winer’s ﬁrst DGA Award. works, nominees Craig Borders (Build It Bigger This is Ms. Linka Glatter’s ﬁrst DGA Award. She was Season 3: “Hong Kong Bridge”) Sueann Fincke previously nominated in this same category for Twin (The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: “Puppy Peaks - “Episode 32006” in 1990. Mills Exposed”), Eytan Keller (The Next Iron Chef: “201”), Zach Merck (Six Beers of Separation), and Bertram van Munster (The Amazing Race: “Don’t Let A Cheese Hit Me”) stepped to the podium for Reality Committee Host Michael Selditch, Nominees Bertram van Munster, a brief discussion about their work. Zach Merck, Craig Borders, Eytan Keller, Sueann Fincke, DON MISCHER and Reality Committee Host Chuck Vinson Musical Variety We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial CHRISTOPHER GOUTMAN - (HBO) Daytime Serials Associate Directors: Gregg M. Gelfand, Lori Margules Stage Managers: Arthur E. Lewis, Dency L. Nelson, Douglas As The World Turns - P. Smith, Tammy Raab, Douglas M. Fogel, Jeffrey Pearl, “Once Upon A Time” - (CBS) Lauren Class Schneider, Karen T. Weiss, Chris Hines, Elise Associate Directors: Michael Kerner, Carol Sedwick Reaves Don Mischer with presenter Carey Mulligan Stage Managers: Nancy Barron, Jennifer Blood Production Associates: Brett Hellman, Alexandra Verner Roalsvig, This is Mr. Mischer’s tenth DGA Award and 15th nomination. He has won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement Jared Lynch in Musical Variety: in 1978, 1979 and 1980 for The Kennedy Center Honors; in 1982 for Shirley MacLaine - Illusions, in 1983 for Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever; in 1984 for Baryshnikov by Tharp with American Ballet Theatre (co-directed with Twyla This is Mr. Goutman’s ﬁrst DGA Award. He was previously Tharp); in 1985 for Motown Returns to the Apollo; in 1989 for Gregory Hines: Tap Dance in America; and in 1996 for Opening nominated in this same category for As the World Turns “Episode Ceremonies: Atlanta Olympic Games. He was also nominated in 1979 for The Third Barry Manilow Special; in 1980 for Goldie #12971” in 2007, “Episode #12,166” in 2004, and “Episode and Liza Together; in 1982 for The Kennedy Center Honors; in 1987 for Made in the USA with Mikhail Baryshnikov; and in 2001 #10,446” in 1997. Christopher Goutman with presenter Julie Bowen for Barbra Streisand “Timeless” (co-directed with Barbra Streisand). 20 I D G A M O N T H L Y M A R C H 2 0 1 0 I 21 62nd Annual WINNERS TOM KUNTZ MJZ UK Commercials Eyebrows, Cadbury - (Fallon London) First Assistant Director: Barry W. Wasserman MJZ Tailor, Skittles - (TBWA/Chiat Day) Scents For Gents, Old Spice - (TBWA/Chiat Day) Tips, Career Builder - (Wieden & Kennedy) First Assistant Director: Thomas P. Smith Second Assistant Director: Kate Greenberg Tom Kuntz (center) with presenters This is Mr. Kuntz’s ﬁrst DGA Award. He was previously nominated Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele in this same category in 2008 and in 2006. Meet the Nominees: Commercials Symposium Following an introduction by DGA President Taylor Hackford and a screening of all the nominated spots, 2009 DGA Commercial Award Nominees Craig Gillespie, Tom Kuntz and Chris Palmer joined moderator Robert Lieberman for a brief discussion about their work on Thursday, January 28, 2010. Nominees Joaquin Baca-Asay and Garth Davis were unable to attend. Moderator Robert Lieberman, 2009 DGA Commercial Award Nominees Chris Palmer, Tom Kuntz and Craig Gillespie, and DGA President Taylor Hackford ALLISON LIDDI-BROWN Children’s Programs Princess Protection Program - (Disney Channel) Unit Production Manager: Carlos Anibal Vázquez First Assistant Director: José Gilberto Molinari-Rosaly Second Assistant Director: Colleen Comer This is Ms. Liddi-Brown’s ﬁrst DGA Award. Allison Liddi-Brown with presenter Jon Cryer M A R C H 2 0 1 0 I 23 A DGA East Coast Special Projects Committee Event: An Evening with Director James Ivory On Wednesday, January 13, the DGA East Coast Special Projects Committee hosted a special evening with 1995 DGA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient James Ivory in the Guild’s ofﬁces in New York. Moderated by East Coast Special Projects Committee Chair Raymond DeFelitta (The Thing About My Folks), Ivory used clips to illustrate several recurring themes in his ﬁve decades of ﬁlmmaking: the intrigue and love found by the English abroad illustrated by Shakespeare Wallah, Quartet, Heat and Dust, and A Room with a View; the impact of World War II demonstrated by Mr. & Mrs. Bridge, The Remains of the Day and The White Countess; and a theme of the underlying eros in his ﬁlms, as shown by A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries, The Golden Bowl and Le Divorce. At the conclusion of panel, Mr. Ivory treated those present to a scene from his soon to be released photos by Hilary Steffens feature, The City of Your Final Destination. Clockwise from top left: Director James Ivory. East Coast Special Projects Committee Chair Raymond De Felitta has questions for Ivory. DGA members ﬁll the Guild’s New York boardroom to hear Ivory speak about his ﬁlms. A DGA Latino Committee Event: An Evening with Director Kenny Ortega On Tuesday, February 2, the DGA Latino Committee hosted a Q&A with director Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) following a special screening of his acclaimed documentary This Is It in the Guild’s Los Angeles theatre. After an introduction by Latino Committee Co-Chair Betty Kaplan (One Hot Summer), Ortega talked about his work, the use of dance in ﬁlm, and how he went about creating the documentary This Is It, a behind-the- scenes glimpse into the world of pop singer Michael Jackson who was in preparation for a series of sold-out shows in London before his untimely death in 2009. The discussion was moderated by Maria Jimenez Henley, the 2010 Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award-winning Stage Manager who was a dancer in the iconic ﬁlm West Side Story. Clockwise from top left: Director Kenny Ortega greets young fans at the pre-screening reception. 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