DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television for 1998

DGA Awards

February 1, 1999

Directors Guild of America President Jack Shea and Awards Committee Chairperson Howard Storm today announced the DGA's nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television for 1998. The winners will be announced at the 51st Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 6, 1999 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

"Movies for television offer directors the opportunity to explore a wide variety of unique stories," commented DGA President Jack Shea. "From intimate portraits of talented individuals to fantasy on an epic scale, this outstanding group of DGA Award nominees represents the state-of-the-art in making movies for television. I congratulate them all."

The five nominees will be invited to attend the DGA's Meet the Nominees: Movies for Television symposium to be held on Saturday, February 27, 1999 at Guild headquarters in Los Angeles.

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television for 1998 are (in alphabetical order):

ALLAN ARKUSH
The Temptations - NBC
Unit Production Manager: Helen Robin
First Assistant Directors: Carol Green, Deborah Dell'Amico
Second Assistant Director: Karen Collins

STEVE BARRON
Merlin - NBC
First Assistant Director: Gareth Tandy
Second Assistant Director: Rebecca Tucker

ROB COHEN
The Rat Pack - HBO
Unit Production Manager: Robert Rothbard
First Assistant Director: John Wildermuth
Second Assistant Director: Angela Tortu

MICHAEL CRISTOFER
Gia - HBO
Unit Production Manager: James D. Brubaker
First Assistant Director: Mary Ellen Woods
Second Assistant Director: David Larson

JON TURTELTAUB
From the Earth to the Moon: Part 7 - "Is That All There Is?" - HBO
Unit Production Manager: John Melfi
First Assistant Director: Thomas Irvine
Second Assistant Director: Pamela Kuri

All five directors are first-time DGA Award nominees.

The nominees for the DGA Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in the television categories of Dramatic Series Night, Comedy Series and Musical Variety will be announced tomorrow, February 2, 1999.

Contact
Lily Bedrossian -
Director of Media Relations
(310) 289-5334
lbedrossian@dga.org