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DGA Announces Commercial Nominees

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The Director's Guild of America have announced the commercial nominees for the 64th Annual Awards Dinner

DGA Announces Commercial Nominees

January 10 2012, Los Angeles - Minutes ago...

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 2011 are (in alphabetical order):
 
LANCE ACORD  (Park Pictures)
 
The Force, VW Passat – Deutsch LA
 
First Assistant Director: Thomas Smith
Second Assistant Director: Rob Kay
Paint the Town, NIKE Basketball – Wieden & Kennedy/Portland
First Assistant Director: John Lowe
Second Assistant Director: Stanley Wiencko
Second Second Assistant Director: John Scott Wilson
Sweetest Moment, NBA – Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
First Assistant Director: Mike Saffie
Second Assistant Directors: Sam Alvelo, Marcin Borkowski
The Chosen, NIKE - Wieden & Kennedy/Portland
First Assistant Directors: Howell Caldwell, John Lowe
Second Assistant Directors: Ben Randolph, Bob King, Stanley Wiencko
DGA Trainee: Gabriel Blom
 
This is Mr. Acord’s second DGA Award nomination in this category. He was previously nominated in 2003.
 
DANTE ARIOLA (MJZ)
 
Parallels, Jim Beam – Strawberry Frog
 
Unit Production Managers: Natalie Hill, Brady Vant Hull
First Assistant Director: David Dean
Second Assistant Director: Carl Jackson
Second Second Assitant Directors: Vincent Terrazzino, Gail Shand
Black Betty, Volkswagen – Deutsch/LA
Unit Production Manager: Natalie Hill
First Assistant Director: David Dean
Second Assistant Director: Carl Jackson
Gas Powered Everything, Nissan Leaf – TBWA Chiat Day
Unit Production Manager: Brady Vant Hull
First Assistant Director: David Dean
Second Assistant Director: Carl Jackson
 
This is Mr. Ariola’s sixth DGA Award nomination in this category. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for Snowball (Traveler's Insurance), Human (Johnny Walker), and First Taste (Coca-Cola) in 2006. He was also nominated in this category in 2007, 2004, 2002 and 2000.
 
FREDRIK BOND (MJZ)
 
Date, Heineken - Wieden & Kennedy/Amsterdam
First Assistant Director: William Booker
The Entrance, Heineken - Wieden & Kennedy/Amsterdam
 
This is Mr. Bond's fourth DGA Award nomination in this category. He was previously nominated in 2008, 2007 and 2004.
 
STEVE MILLER (@radical.media)
 
Pommel Horse, Dos Equis – Euro RSCG Worldwide/NY
 
First Assistant Director: John Churchill
Second Assistant Directors: Frank Tignini, Trevor Tavares
Second Second Assistant Director: Gavin Kleintop
Speed Dating, Dos Equis - Euro RSCG Worldwide/NY
First Assistant Director: John Churchill
Second Assistant Directors: Frank Tignini, Trevor Tavares
Second Second Assistant Director: Gavin Kleintop
Pygmy, Dos Equis – Euro RSCG Worldwide/NY
First Assistant Director: John Churchill
Second Assistant Directors: Frank Tignini, Trevor Tavares
Second Second Assistant Director: Gavin Kleintop
Guinea Pigs, Geico – Martin Agency
First Assistant Director: John Churchill
Second Assistant Director: Trevor Tavares
Sushi, Geico – Martin Agency
First Assistant Director: John Churchill
Second Assistant Director: Trevor Tavares
Fort, Cheetos – Goodby Silverstein and Partners
First Assistant Director: Michael Salven
Second Assistant Director: Robert Kay
Parking Lot, Ortega – Grey Worldwide
First Assistant Director: Michael Salven
Second Assistant Director: Robert Kay
 
This is Mr. Miller’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
NOAM MURRO (Biscuit Filmworks)
 
Handle Bar Moustache, Heineken Premium Light- Wieden & Kennedy/NY
 
Unit Production Manager: James Powell Veal
First Assistant Director: Tommy Gormley
Second Assistant Director: Ian Robert Calip
Second Second Assistant Director: Michael King
Hot House, DirecTV – Grey/NY
Unit Production Manager: James Powell Veal
First Assistant Director: Scott C. Harris
Second Assistant Director: Mark R. Robinson
Second Second Assistant Director: Brady Sloan
Pinata, Volkswagen Tiguan – Deutsch/LA
Unit Production Manager: James Powell Veal
First Assistant Director: Scott M. Metcalfe
Second Assistant Director: Ty Arnold
Is It Real?, EA Battlefield 3 - Wieden & Kennedy/Portland
First Assistant Director: Michael David Salven
Second Assistant Director: Erv E. Gentry
Second Second Assistant Director: Eric Schneider
 
This is Mr. Murro's sixth DGA Award nomination in this category. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for Carry (Adidas), Glen (Starbucks), and Toy Boat (eBay) in 2004. He was also nominated in this category in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2007.
 
DGA nominations for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries will be announced on January 12, 2012. For a complete list of nominations in other categories or to download a press credential application, please visit the Awards section of the DGA website at www.dga.org.
 
About the DGA: In the 75 years since its founding in 1936, the DGA has fought for the economic and creative rights of its members; protected their ability to financially benefit from the reuse of their work; established strong pension and health plans; and established jurisdiction in new technologies and distribution platforms. Today they represent 14,500 directors and members of the directorial team working in film, television, commercials, new media and other audiovisual media.
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lbbonline.com, Mon, 09 Jan 2012 15:00:00 GMT