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DGA Announces Special Award Winners for 2015

DGA Announces Special Award Winners for 2015

Industry veterans Phillip Goldfarb and Julie Gelfand will be honored at the 67th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

Goldfarb will receive the Guild’s 2015 Frank Capra Achievement Award, given to an Assistant Director or Unit Production Manager in recognition of career achievement in the industry and service to the Directors Guild of America. Goldfarb’s career in the entertainment industry began nearly 50 years ago. He has worked on films and TV series including “Taxi Driver,” “All the Right Moves,” “Diary of a Mad Housewife,” “Southland,” “Leverage, “Monk,” “LA Law” and more.

Julie Gelfand will receive the DGA’s 2015 Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award, which is given to an Associate Director or Stage Manager in recognition of service to the industry and to the Directors Guild of America. Gelfand cut her teeth as an assistant to the director of “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World Pageant” in Sydney, Australia, and has worked on programs including the Academy Awards, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, AFI Salutes, the Oscars red carpet and more.

The special awards will be presented at the 67th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

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