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This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Dency Nelson

Interviewed by: Brian McAloon

Stage Manager Dency Nelson reflects on his 40-year career in live television (Academy Awards, Emmys, The Kennedy Center Honors) and his numerous years of Guild service on the Western AD/SM/PA Council and Negotiations Committee.

On the Zone System

Stage Manager Dency Nelson breaks down the zone system employed by a stage management team to coordinate the vital elements of telecasts such as awards shows or variety specials.

On Motivation to be a Stage Manager

Nelson describes how being an anchor inspires him as a stage manager.

On Service to the Guild

Nelson talks about his reverence for the Guild and shares what he told new members as Membership Chair on the AD/SM/PA Council.