DGA Announces 2000 Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials and Children's Programs

DGA Awards

February 1, 2001

Directors Guild of America President Jack Shea and Awards Chairperson Howard Storm today announced the DGA's nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials and Children's Programs for 2000. The winners 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 Daytime Serials for 2000 are (in alphabetical order):

BRUCE S. BARRY
Guiding Light (Episode #13562) - CBS
Associate Directors: Natasha S. Katzive, Matthew B. Lagle, Tracey Hanley Bryggman
Stage Managers: Adam Aston Reist, Ann E. Vettel, Joseph Xavier Willmore
Production Assistants: Ilene K. Frankel, Charles Grayauskie

This is Bruce Barry's fourth DGA Award nomination for Daytime Serials. He was nominated in 1996 for Guiding Light, Episode #12452, in 1995 for Guiding Light, Episode #12063, and in 1993 for Guiding Light, Episode #11644.

CASEY CHILDS
All My Children (Episode #7919) - ABC
Associate Directors: Karen Theresa Johnson, Shirley Y. Simmons
Stage Managers: Rusty Swope, Penny Bergman, Tamara P. Grady
Production Assistants: Martin Fritz Brekeller, Anthony L. Pascarelli

This is Casey Childs' first nomination for a DGA Award.

JILL MITWELL
One Life to Live (Episode #8205) - ABC
Associate Directors: Owen Renfroe, Jamie Howarth
Stage Managers: Alan P. Needleman, Richard A. Manfredi
Production Assistant: Teresa Anne Cicala

This is Mitwell's fifth DGA Award nomination. Her prior four nominations have all been for episodes of One Life to Live. In 1993 she received the Award for Best Director - Daytime Serials, for One Life to Live Episode #6356.

CONAL O'BRIEN
All My Children (Episode #7969) - ABC
Associate Directors: Karen Theresa Johnson, Shirley Y. Simmons
Stage Managers: Rusty Swope, Penny Bergman, Tamara P. Grady
Production Assistants: Martin Fritz Brekeller, Anthony L. Pascarelli

This is Conal O'Brien's first nomination for a DGA Award.

JO ANNE SEDWICK
Guiding Light (Episode #13511) - CBS
Associate Director: Tracey Hanley Bryggman
Stage Managers: Adam Aston Reist, Ann E. Vettel, Joseph Xavier Willmore
Production Assistants: Ilene K. Frankel, Charles Grayauskie

This is Jo Anne Sedwick's first DGA Award nomination.

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

GREG BEEMAN
"Miracle in Lane 2" - The Disney Channel
Unit Production Manager: Christopher Morgan
First Assistant Director: Lisa Satriano
Second Assistant Director: Nicholas Satriano

This is Greg Beeman's first DGA Awards nomination.

WILLIAM DEAR
"Santa Who?" (Wonderful World of Disney) - ABC

This is William Dear's first DGA Awards nomination.

PAUL HOEN
"Take My Sister... Please" (Even Stevens) - The Disney Channel
Unit Production Manager: David Grace
First Assistant Director: Jeffrey F. January
Second Assistant Director: David V. Rimer

This is Paul Hoen's first DGA Award nomination.

KEVIN HOOKS
"The Color of Friendship" - The Disney Channel

This is Kevin Hooks' second DGA Awards nomination. In 1988 he received a nomination for Home Sweet Homeless in the Dramatic Shows Daytime Category.

SEAN MC NAMARA
"Easy Way" (Even Stevens) - The Disney Channel
Unit Production Manager: David Brookwell
First Assistant Director: Jeffrey F. January
Second Assistant Director: David V. Rimer

This is Sean Mc Namara's first DGA Awards nomination.

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