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									                                          MARCH 2010

62nd Annual


   ROSS KATZ                LESLI LINKA          JASON WINER
Movies for Television/       GLATTER             Comedy Series
    Mini-Series          Dramatic Series Night

                                                                   KATHRYN BIGELOW
  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
1                                                                           26-29                 Steven Soderbergh
                                                                                                  National Vice President
MARCH                                                                       MEMBERSHIP
MEETINGS                                                                    SCREENINGS                Gilbert Cates

                                                                                                      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
CHICAGO,                                                                                            Vincent Misiano             Russell Hollander
                                                                                                   Sixth Vice President      Eastern Executive Director
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. Hope                                                             Jesús Treviño
                    Editor, DGA Monthly &                                                                             Western Directors Council
                         James Greenberg                                                            ASSOCIATES                   Taylor Hackford
                         Editor, DGA Quarterly                                                     Duncan Henderson               Presiding Officer
                             Tricia Noble                                                          Dennis W. Mazzocco
                            Graphic Designer                                                         Barbara Roche            Western AD/UPM Council
                              Jackie Lam                                                                Liz Ryan                 Cleve Landsberg
                        Publications Associate                                                      Mary Rae Thewlis                Chairperson
                           Carley Johnson                                                           ALTERNATES
                        Administrative Assistant                                                                             Western AD/SM/PA Council
                                                                                                      Laura Belsey                 Valdez Flagg
                    CONTACT INFORMATION                                                               LeVar Burton
                      7920 Sunset Boulevard                                                        Stephen Gyllenhaal
                   Los Angeles, CA 90046-0907                                                        Rod Holcomb
                                                                                 Todd Holland            Eastern Directors Council
                (310) 289-2082 F: (310) 289-5384                                                     Jeremy Kagan              Steven Soderbergh
                    E-mail:                                                       Randal Kleiser               Presiding Officer
                                                                                                     Garry Marshall
           PRINT PRODUCTION & ADVERTISING                                                           Max A. Schindler          Eastern AD/UPM Council
                  IngleDodd Publishing                                                              Millicent Shelton             Louis J. Guerra
               Dan Dodd - Advertising Director                                                        Eames Yates
                      (310) 207-4410 ex. 236                                                        Michael Zinberg                 Chairperson
                                                                                                      SECOND                 Eastern AD/SM/PA Council
    DGA MONTHLY (USPS 24052) is published monthly by the Directors
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    annual dues is allocated for an annual subscription to DGA MONTHLY.                                Julie Gelfand
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    of America, 7920 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046-0907.                                   Kathleen McGill
                                                                                                     Elena Santaballa

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                            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
 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

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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
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 or www.                                   referral or employment service as there is no promise of openings on the productions listed. The revised lists                                                                                                  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 or email inquiries                                  To view the new DGA Production Lists please log onto the Members Only section of
         to                                                                                               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
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Guild members may RSVP after March 25th at (323) 993 5755 or
                                                                                                                                                 For more information, please go to:
                                                                                                                                                                                                        COL•COA is produced in association with France’s Writers, Directors and Producers
                                                                                                                                                                            Association (L’ARP), the Los Angeles Film and TV Office of the French Embassy, and Unifrance.

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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)
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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

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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
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62nd Annual
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
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                                                                 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

           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

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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

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62nd Annual

                                                                         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
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62nd Annual

                                                                                                                                                                                                      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
                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).

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62nd Annual

                                                                        TOM KUNTZ
                                                                        MJZ UK
                                                                        Eyebrows, Cadbury - (Fallon London)
                                                                        First Assistant Director: Barry W. Wasserman

                                                                        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

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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.
Latino Committee Co-Chair Betty Kaplan welcomes

                                                                                     photos by Byron Gamarro
the audience. Moderator Maria Jimenez Henley
shows Ortega she still has her dance moves. The
DGA theatre audience gives Ortega a standing
ovation following the screening of This Is It.

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