DGA Announces 2001 Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials and Children's Programs

DGA Awards

February 13, 2002

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 2001. The winners 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 Daytime Serials for 2001 are (in alphabetical order):

WILLIAM LUDEL
General Hospital (Show #9801) - ABC

  • Associate Directors: Howard Ritter, Christine Magarian, Ronald E. Cates
  • Stage Managers: Craig McManus, Susan Diamant-Neigher, Kathleen Ladd
  • Production Associates: Denise Van Cleave, Penny Pengra

This is Ludel's third DGA Award nomination, all for directing episodes of General Hospital. He was nominated in 1994 and took home the Award in 1995.

RANDY J. ROBBINS
Days of Our Lives (Show #8991) - NBC

  • Associate Directors: Roger W. Inman, David N. Kohn, Julie Brady, D. Mason Dickson
  • Stage Managers: Francesca Bellini De Simone, Joseph Lumer, Gary Wente
  • Production Associates: Suzanne Ray, Simran Sethi, Wendy Reeves, Stuart W. Howard, Denise Jackson White

This is Robbins's second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in 1991 for directing an episode of The Young and the Restless.

MICHAEL STICH
The Bold and the Beautiful (Show #3532) - CBS

  • Associate Directors: Jennifer Hodill, Steven Wacker, Catherine Sedwick
  • Stage Managers: Laura Yale, Douglas Jon Hayden
  • Production Associate: Miriam Wadick

This is Stich's fifth DGA Award nomination, all for his direction of The Bold and the Beautiful. He won the Award in 1991 and 1994 and was also nominated in 1993 and 1996.

ANGELA TESSINARI
All My Children (Show #8186) - ABC

  • Associate Directors: Karen Theresa Johnson, Barbara M. Simmons, Shirley Simmons
  • Stage Managers: Rusty Swope, Penny Bergman, Tamara P. Grady
  • Production Assistants: Martin Fritz Brekeller, Anthony Pascarelli

This is Tessinari's first DGA Award nomination.

GARY TOMLIN
One Life to Live (Show #8437) - ABC

  • Associate Directors: Owen Renfroe, Paul Glass
  • Stage Managers: Alan P. Needleman, Richard A. Manfredi
  • Production Assistant: Anthony J. Wilkinson

This is Tomlin's first DGA Award nomination.

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

ADAM ARKIN
My Louisiana Sky - Showtime

This is Arkin's first DGA Award nomination.

SEAN Mc NAMARA
"Very Scary Story" (Even Stevens) - The Disney Channel

  • Unit Production Manager: David Brookwell
  • First Assistant Director: David Rimer
  • Second Assistant Director: Aaron Penn

This is McNamara's second DGA Award nomination. He was nominated in this category last year for his direction of the "Easy Way" episode of Even Stevens.

ROBERT MUNIC
They Call Me Sirr - Showtime

This is Munic's first DGA Award nomination.

DANIEL PETRIE, SR.
Walter and Henry - Showtime

  • Unit Production Manager: Christian Von Tippelskirch

This is Daniel M. Petrie, Sr.'s eleventh DGA nomination. He has won the DGA Award four times. In 1971 he won in the Dramatic Series, Night category for his direction of the episode "Hands of Love" for the series The Man and the City. He has previously won in the Movies for Television category in 1976 for Eleanor and Franklin, in 1977 for Eleanor and Franklin-The White House Years, and in 1984 for The Dollmaker. Petrie's first nomination was for the feature film A Raisin in the Sun in 1961. He was also nominated in 1962 (The Benefactor) and 1969 (Silent Night, Lonely Night), when the DGA only had one overall television category. His other four nominations were for the television movies My Name is Bill W. in 1989, Kissinger and Nixon in 1995 and Inherit the Wind in 1999.

AMY SCHATZ
'Twas the Night - HBO

This is Schatz's second DGA Award nomination. In 1999 she won the Award in this category for her direction of Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepytime Tales.

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