DGA Announces 1997 Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in TV Categories of Daytime Serials and Children's Programs

DGA Awards

February 9, 1998

Directors Guild of America President Jack Shea today announced the DGA's nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement for 1997 in the television categories of Daytime Serials and Children's Programs. 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 Daytime Serials for 1997 are (in alphabetical order):

SUSAN FLANNERY
The Bold and the Beautiful (Episode # 2580) - CBS
Associate Directors: Catherine Sedwick, Cynthia J. Popp, Jennifer Hodill
Stage Managers: Laura Yale, Lisa Winther-Huston

This is Flannery's second DGA Award nomination. She was previously nominated in 1995 for Episode #2167 of The Bold and the Beautiful.

CHRISTOPHER GOUTMAN, CHARLES C. DYER AND MARIA WAGNER
As the World Turns (Episode #10,446) - CBS
Associate Directors: Joel Aronowitz, Michael Kerner
Stage Managers: Nancy Barron, Jennifer Blood
Production Assistants: Lisa Kasoff, Alexandra Verner Roalsvig

This is all three directors' first DGA Award nomination.

DEVENEY KELLY
The Bold and the Beautiful (Episode #2681) - CBS
Associate Directors: Catherine Sedwick, Cynthia J. Popp, Jennifer Hodill
Stage Managers: Laura Yale, Bret Warren

This is Kelly's first DGA Award nomination.

SCOTT McKINSEY
General Hospital (Episode #8883) - ABC
Associate Directors: Ron Cates, Christine Magarian
Stage Managers: Dick Amos, Kathy Ladd, Craig McManus, Doug Hayden
Production Associates: Brooke Eaton, Jeff Rabin, Chris Mullen

This is McKinsey's third DGA Award nomination. He was nominated in 1995 for Episode #8233 of General Hospital and again in 1996 for Episode #8492 of General Hospital.

FRANK PACELLI
The Young and the Restless (Episode #6032) - CBS
Associate Directors: Betty Rothenberg, Dan Brumett, Noel Maxam
Stage Managers: Randy Hill, Don Jacob
Production Associates: Nora Wade, Eva Marie Arquero, Jennifer Scott

This is Pacelli's second DGA Award nomination. He was nominated in 1992 for his direction of Episode #4825 of The Young and the Restless.

Mr. Pacelli passed away in March 1997.

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

SHAWN LEVY
"Lies and Secrets" (The Secret World of Alex Mack) - NICKELODEON
Unit Production Manager: Greg Hampson
First Assistant Director: Nancy Jacobs
Second Assistant Director: Niles Goodsite

This is Levy's first DGA Award nomination.

MELANIE MAYRON
"Toothless" (Wonderful World of Disney) - ABC
Unit Production Manager: Denny Salvaryn
First Assistant Director: Anthony Adler
Second Assistant Director: Rob Mendel

This is Mayron's first DGA Award nomination.

RON OLIVER
"The Perfect School" (Goosebumps) - FOX

This is Oliver's first DGA Award nomination.

BRIAN ROBBINS
"First Time" (Nickelodeon's Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal) - NICKELODEON
Unit Production Manager: Brad Uecker
First Assistant Director: Alexander Ellis
Second Assistant Director: Cynthia Riddle

This is Robbins' second DGA Award nomination. He was nominated last year in the same category for Sports Theater: 4 Points.

HOWARD STORM
"Haven't Got Time for the Paint" (Keenan and Kel) - NICKELODEON
Associate Director: Mary Schmid
Stage Manager: Virgil L. Fabian, Consuelo Patterson

This is Storm’s first DGA Award nomination.

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