DGA Announces 1997 Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials

DGA Awards

February 5, 1998

Directors Guild of America President Jack Shea and Awards Committee Chairperson Howard Storm today announced the DGA's nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement for 1997 in Commercials. All five of this year's nominated commercial directors are first-time nominees. The winners will be announced at the 50th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 7, 1998 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and Windows on the World in New York.

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 1997 are (in alphabetical order):

ROBERT BLACK
"Antonio" Baked Lays Chips, BBDO/NEW YORK
"Firefighter" Rite-Aid, MARC ADVERTISING
"Rancher" Southwest Bell, DMB&B

BRUCE DOWAD
"Giant" Isuzu, GOODBY SILVERSTEIN & PARTNERS
"Don't Fence Me In" Mercedes Benz, LOWE & PARTNERS
"World Dance" Coca-Cola, EDGE CREATIVE

THOM HIGGINS
"Love Note" Weyerhauser, PRICE McNABB
"Basketball" Oreo F.C.B./LEBER KATZ
"Generations" Ford, WELLS RICH GREENE

ERICH JOINER
"Bonus" S&W, BLACK ROCKET/SAN FRANCISCO
"Yacht" S&W, BLACK ROCKET/SAN FRANCISCO
"Grandma" S&W, BLACK ROCKET/SAN FRANCISCO

DAVID WILD
"Born to be Wild" WA Lottery, McCANN ERICKSON/SEATTLE
"Sticky Shoes" Zima, FOOTE, CONE & BELDING
"Doc Payne" Saturn, HAL RINEY & PARTNERS

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