Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television for the Year 2006

DGA 57th Annual 2006 Awards

January 10, 2007

LOS ANGELES, CA - Directors Guild of America President Michael Apted today announced the DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television for the year 2006.

“The work of these five directors underscores the power and impact of an art form that, for over four decades, has been a cultural touchstone connecting viewing audiences across the nation," said DGA President Michael Apted. "These five directors bring to life a wide range of characters while evoking the spirit and history of specific places and points in time. Each one of these films is a valuable addition to the rich history of directorial excellence found in movies for television.”

The winner will be named at the 59th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, February 3, 2007, at the Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel Los Angeles.

And the nominees are (in alphabetical order):

CHARLES S. DUTTON
Sleeper Cell: American Terror "Home"
(Showtime)

Mr. Dutton's Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Robert Rothbard
  • First Assistant Director: Dennis M. White
  • Second Assistant Director: Andy Spilkoman
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Pete Waterman
  • DGA Trainee: Joshua Madera

This is Mr. Dutton's first DGA Award nomination.

RANDA HAINES
The Ron Clark Story
(TNT)

Ms. Haines' Directorial Team:

  • Production Manager: Fred Styles
  • First Assistant Director: Glen Trotiner
  • Second Assistant Director: Eddie Micallef
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Chris DeAngelis

This is Ms. Haines’ third DGA Award nomination. She was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement for Feature Film in 1986 for Children of A Lesser God. She was also nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Movies For Television in 1984 for Something About Amelia.

WALTER HILL
Broken Trail
(AMC)

This is Mr. Hill’s second nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television – Dramatic Series Night – in 2004 for the pilot for Deadwood.

PETER MARKLE
Flight 93
(A&E)

This is Mr. Markle’s first DGA Award nomination.

EDWARD JAMES OLMOS
Walkout
(HBO)

Mr. Olmos' Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Lisa Bruce
  • First Assistant Director: Marty Eli Schwartz
  • Second Assistant Director: Ken Wada
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Tonatiuh Esparza

This is Mr. Olmos’ first DGA Award nomination.

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