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DGA NAMES TV NOMS

The Directors Guild of America has announced the nominees for outstanding directorial achievement in 1996 for daytime serials, commercials and children’s programming.

The winners will be announced on March 8 at the 49th annual DGA Awards banquet at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, and at the Sheraton in New York.

The DGA also announced that Larry Kamm, a 12-time Emmy winning director for ABC Sports, would receive the lifetime career achievement award in the sports directing category, and that Max A. Schindler, a 40-year news director who helmed NBC’s “Meet the Press” from 1965-85, would receive the career achievement award in news.

DAYTIME SERIAL

Bruce S. Barry, “Guiding Light” (Episode #12451); Matt Lagel, John O’Connel, Karen Wilkens, associate directors; Locke Wallace, Ann Vettel, Adam Reist, stage managers; Rosemary Mooy, Ilene Frankel, production associates (CBS).

Kathryn Foster & Mike Denney, “The Young and the Restless” (Episode #5875); Robbin Phillips, Sally McDonald, Betty Rothenberg, Dan Brumett, associate directors; Don Jacob, Randall Hill, stage managers; Don Philip Smith, Nora Wade, production associates (CBS).

Scott McKinsey “General Hospital” (Episode #7285); Ron Cates, associate director; Craig McManus, Douglas Hayden, Dick Amos, stage managers; Chris Mullen, Brooke Eaton, production associates (ABC).

Jill Mitwell “One Life to Live” (Episode #7825); Danielle Faraldo, Suzanne Flynn, Jay Millard, associate directors; Ray Hoesten, Alan Needleman, stage managers; Maude Brickner, Jennifer Pepperman, production associates (ABC).

Michael Stitch “The Bold and the Beautiful” (Episode #2393); Catherine Sedwick, associate producer; Laura Yale, Joseph Lumer, stage managers, Cynthia J. Popp, Jennifer Hodill, production associates (CBS).

COMMERCIALS

James Gartner , “Crowd Control” (Apple Computer); “Amazing Grace” (AT&T).

David Kellogg, “Training Camp” (Little Caesars); “Gas Pump” (American Express); “Pie Plate” (Kodak).

Peter Nydrie, “Savion’s Challenge” (Coca-Cola); “Waiting for the Bus” (Harley Davidson); “Dolphins” (National Car Rental); “Birds” (Harley Davidson); “Tell You Something” (MAXFLI); “Gods” (Reebok).

Tarsem, “Good vs. Evil” (Nike); “Poolboy” (Levi’s); “Red” (Coca-Cola).

Kinka Usher, “Dream Garage” (Nissan); “Dog & Cat” (Polaroid); “Architect” (Polaroid); “Toys-G.I. Joe” (Nissan); “Parking Meter” (Nissan).

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Arthur Albert, “Talk Ain’t Cheap”; Hal Olofsson, associate director, Kevin Rubottom, stage manager (MTM Entertainment).

Michael Kennedy, “Robin of Locksley”; (Showtime).

Stuart Margolin, “Salt Water Moose”; (Showtime).

Brian Robbins, “Sports Theater: 4 Points”; (Nickelodeon).

Kristoffer Tabori, “Educating Mom,” ABC Afterschool Special, Leslie Waldman, UPM; Jay Smith, first assistant director; (ABC).

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