DGA Announces 2000 Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials

DGA Awards

February 1, 2001

Directors Guild of America President Jack Shea and Awards Committee Chairperson Howard Storm today announced the DGA's nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 2000. The winner will be announced at the 53rd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 10, 2001, at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 2000 are (in alphabetical order):

Dante Ariola, Propaganda Films
Elephant Nike, Wieden & Kennedy
Tickets Hewlett Packard, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Taxi Hewlett Packard, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

First Assistant Director: Peter Repplier
Second Assistant Director: Peter Leto

Bryan Buckley, hungry man
Action Figures FedEx, BBDO/New York
Monkey E*TRADE, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Wazoo E*TRADE, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Basketball E*TRADE, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

First Assistant Director: Pierre Cailliarec
Second Assistant Director: Alan Berger

This is Bryan Buckley's second DGA Commercial Nomination. He won the award last year.

David Cornell, Headquarters
Synchronized Commercialism Visa, BBDO/New York
     First Assistant Director: John Wildermuth
     Second Assistant Director: Jennifer Giancola
Tattoo Visa, BBDO/New York
     First Assistant Director: Benita Allen-Honess
     Second Assistant Director: Fred Roth
Ringo Charles Schwab, BBDO/New York
     First Assistant Director: John Wildermuth
Retirement Charles Schwab, BBDO/New York
     First Assistant Director: David Backus
     Second Assistant Director: Kevin Burke
I Enjoy Being a Girl Visa, BBDO New York
     First Assistant Director: Bob Brown
     Second Assistant Director: Christophe Le Chanu

This is David Cornell's second DGA nomination. He won the award in 1989.

Leslie Dektor, Dektor Films
New Eyes Idea Exchange, Dangell/Publicis & Hal Riney
The Check Pocketcard, FCB/Chicago
The Run Home Idea Exchange, Dangell/Publicis & Hal Riney

Unit Production Manager: Marc Siegel
First Assistant Director: Frank Glenn
Second Assistant Director: Christopher Berger

This is Leslie Dektor's twelfth DGA nomination. This ties him with Joe Pytka for the most DGA nominations in this category. Dektor was nominated every year from 1984 through 1991, was also nominated in 1994 and 1999 and he won the award in 1992.

Lenard Dorfman, @radical.media
Harlem Fencer IBM, Ogilvy & Mather
Senegal Women's Basketball IBM, Ogilvy & Mather
DJ Contentville, Ogilvy & Mather
Camped Out Excite.com, Amster Yard

First Assistant Director: John Lowe
Second Assistant Director: Peter Notaro

This is Lenard Dorfman's first nomination.

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