Martha Coolidge will receive the Directors Guild of America’s 1998 Robert Aldrich Achievement Award, to be presented to her at the DGA Awards on Saturday.
Coolidge has been DGA first VP since 1995 and has served in various functions for the guild, including chairman of the creative rights committee for four years, and then as co-chairman since 1996.
Under her Ozma Prods. banner, Coolidge is currently directing and producing UPN pilot “Joy Street Station.” Her feature directing credits include “Valley Girl,” “Rambling Rose” and “Out to Sea.”
Past recipients of the award, which honors service to the DGA and its members, include Delbert Mann, Daniel Petrie, George Schaefer and Robert Wise.