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DGA taps UPM Bluestein for Frank Capra laurel

Award ceremony to be held March 9

The Directions Guild of America has tapped unit production manager Burt Bluestein to receive this year’s Frank Capra Achievement Award.

Kudos, given to an assistant director or UPM for career achievement and service to the DGA, will be presented at the guild’s March 9 award ceremonies at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

Bluestein, who joined the guild in 1964, has served on the DGA negotiating committee through five DGA/AMPTP contract negotiations. He has been a member of the DGA’s national board since 1981 and served on the AD/UPM Council East for four terms and the AD/UPM/TC Council West for 10 terms.

Bluestein also served on the DGA’s internal complaints committee, the AD/UPM interchange committee and as co-chair of the DGA Political Action Committee. He has been a pension & health plans trustee since 1979 and chairman of the trust’s benefits committee since 1988.

His work as an a.d. includes “Kojak,” “Hill Street Blues,” “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever,” “The Godfather, Part II,” “Claudine,” “Thieves” and “Somewhere in Time.” His UPM credits include “Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter,” “Centennial,” “Gangster Chronicles,” “Hill Street Blues,” “American Gothic,” “The Burning Zone,” “Nash Bridges,” “Bloodsport,” “Point Break,” “Leap of Faith” and “Drop Zone.”

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