DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 2001

DGA Awards

February 7, 2002

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 2001. The winner will be announced at the 54th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 9, 2002 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 2001 are (in alphabetical order):

Adam Cameron & Simon Cole (AKA "Joe Public")
Production Company: Headquarters

"Calendar" Dr. Pepper/Seven Up - Young and Rubicam

  • First Assistant Director: Bill Coker
  • Second Assistant Director: Michael Ericson

"Captive Audience" Dr. Pepper/Seven Up - Young and Rubicam

  • First Assistant Director: Bill Coker
  • Second Assistant Director: Michael Ericson

"Singers" Dr. Pepper/Seven Up - Young and Rubicam

  • First Assistant Director: Bill Coker
  • Second Assistant Director: Michael Ericson

"Touchdown Dance School" Cingular Wireless - BBDO/NY

  • First Assistant Director: Todd Ynocencio
  • Second Assistant Director: John Mattern

"Baby Talk" Visa, USA - BBDO/NY

  • First Assistant Director: Patton Howell Caldwell
  • Second Assistant Director: Brandon Lambdin

"Subtitles" Toyota Motor Sales, Inc. - Saatchi & Saatchi

  • First Assistant Director: Fabrizio Castellani
  • Second Assistant Director: Francesca R. Pollick-Greko

This is Cameron & Cole's second DGA Commercial Award nomination. They were previously nominated in 1999.


Craig Gillespie
Production Company: Morton Jankel Zander

"Kiss Reunion" Holiday Inn Express - Fallon

  • Unit Production Managers: Brian Latt and Susan Levin
  • First Assistant Director: Ken Gilbert
  • Second Assistant Director: Kurt Kautz

"Delivery Room" Citibank - Fallon

  • Unit Production Managers: Brian Latt and Susan Levin
  • First Assistant Director: Ken Gilbert
  • Second Assistant Director: David Welch

"College Tuition" Citibank - Fallon

  • Unit Production Manager: Susan Levin
  • First Assistant Director: Ken Gilbert
  • Second Assistant Director: David Welch

"Plumber" Ameritech - Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

  • Unit Production Manager: Susan Levin
  • First Assistant Director: Glen Hettinger
  • Second Assistant Director: Trent De Haan

"Welcome Wagon" SBC - Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

  • Unit Production Manager: Susan Levin
  • First Assistant Director: Ken Gilbert
  • Second Assistant Director: David Welch

This is Gillespie's first DGA Award nomination.


Bob Kerstetter
Production Company: Tool of North America

"Worker" Musco Olives - Black Rocket

  • First Assistant Director: Peter S. Jackson
  • Second Assistant Director: John Mattern

"Orphanage" Musco Olives - Black Rocket

  • First Assistant Director: Peter S. Jackson
  • Second Assistant Director: John Mattern

"Birds" Musco Olives - Black Rocket

  • First Assistant Director: Peter S. Jackson
  • Second Assistant Director: John Mattern

This is Kerstetter's first DGA Award nomination.


Joe Pytka
Production Company: Pytka

"The Deli" NYC Miracle - BBDO/NY

  • First Assistant Director: Austin McCann

"Skating" NYC Miracle - BBDO/NY

  • First Assistant Director: Austin McCann

"Pillow Talk" Disney - Leo Burnett

  • First Assistant Director: Austin McCann
  • Second Assistant Director: Jody Ann Rosenthal

"Ketchup Soup" The Ad Council - Bartle Bogle Hegarty

  • First Assistant Director: Austin McCann
  • Second Assistant Director: Jody Ann Rosenthal

This is Pytka's fourteenth DGA Commercial Award nomination, the most all-time in this category. He has won the Award three times (1982, 1986, and 1991), also the most in this category. In addition to his three wins, he was also nominated in 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1999.


Baker Smith
Production Company: harvest

"Cheryl 'N Me" Lucky Magazine - Black Rocket

  • Unit Production Manager: Bonnie Goldfarb
  • First Assistant Director: Gary Feil
  • Second Assistant Director: Robert Kay

"Nail Gun" Fox Sports - Chiat/Day

  • First Assistant Director: Brad Stevenson
  • Second Assistant Director: Patrick Farrell

"Asylum" Toshiba - DGWB

  • First Assistant Director: Brad Stevenson
  • Second Assistant Director: Patrick Farrell

"Birth of Scratching" Heineken - Lowe Lintas & Partners

  • First Assistant Director: Gary Feil
  • Second Assistant Director: Rebecca Stefan

This is Smith's first DGA Award nomination.

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