DGA Announces 2002 Nominees for Daytime Serials and Children's Programs

DGA Awards

February 10, 2003

Directors Guild of America President Martha Coolidge and Awards Committee Chairperson Howard Storm today announced the five nominees for the DGA Outstanding Directorial Achievement for 2002 in Daytime Serials and Children's Programs. The winner will be announced at the 55th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 1, 2003 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 2002 are (in alphabetical order):

LARRY CARPENTER
One Life To Live (Episode #8655) - ABC

  • Associate Director: Mary Ryan
  • Stage Managers: Alan P. Needleman, Richard A. Manfredi
  • Production Associate: Anthony J. Wilkinson

This is Carpenter's first DGA Nomination.

SCOTT McKINSEY
Port Charles (Episode #1433) - ABC

  • Associate Directors: Jeff Rabin, Jo Ann Smith
  • Stage Managers: Michele Azenzer, Jay Zabriskie, Craig McManus, Susan Diamant-Neigher, Lisa Winther Huston
  • Production Associates: Lisa Kaseff, Lisabeth Markman, Marika Kushel

This is McKinsey's fourth DGA Nomination. His previous nominations, all for his direction of General Hospital, were received in 1995, 1996, and again in 1997 when he won the DGA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials Award.

JILL MITWELL
One Life To Live (Episode #8691) - ABC

  • Associate Directors: Danielle Faraldo, Paul S. Glass
  • Stage Managers: Alan P. Needleman, Richard A. Manfredi
  • Production Associate: Teresa Cicala

This is Mitwell's sixth DGA Nomination, all of which have been received for her direction of One Life To Live. The two-time DGA Award winner received her first nomination and DGA Award in 1993, and subsequent nominations in 1996, 1998, 1999, and again in 2000, when she won her second DGA Award.

MICHAEL STICH
The Bold and the Beautiful (Episode #3948) - CBS

  • Associate Director: Jennifer Hodill
  • Stage Manager: Laura Yale, Douglas Jon Hayden

This is Stich's sixth DGA Nomination, all of which have been received for his direction of The Bold and the Beautiful. The two-time DGA Award winner received his first nomination and DGA Award in 1991, and subsequent nominations in 1993, 1994 (when he earned his second DGA Award), 1996, and again last year.

FRANK VALENTINI
One Life To Live (Episode #8656) - ABC

  • Associate Director: Tracy Casper
  • Stage Managers: Alan P. Needleman, Richard A. Manfredi
  • Production Associate: Teresa Cicala

This is Valentini's first DGA Nomination.

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs for 2002 are (in alphabetical order):

GREG BEEMAN
A Ring Of Endless Light - Disney Channel

This is Beeman's second DGA Nomination. He received his first nomination in 2000 for Miracle in Lane 2, which took home the DGA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs Award.

THOM EBERHARDT
I Was A Teenage Faust - Showtime

This is Eberhardt's first DGA Nomination.

GUY FERLAND
Bang Bang You're Dead - Showtime

This is Ferland's first DGA Nomination.

GREGORY HOBSON
"Band On The Roof," Even Stevens - Disney Channel

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

This is Hobson's first DGA Nomination.

AMY SCHATZ
Through A Child's Eyes: September 11, 2001 - HBO

This is Schatz's third DGA Nomination. She was nominated for her direction of Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepy Time Tales in 1999 and 'Twas The Night, last year, both of which took home the DGA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs Award.

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