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Meet the Nominees: Reality Programs

January 25, 2018 70th Annual DGA Awards

On January 25, the Guild held its annual event for the DGA Award Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs. Following introductory comments from DGA Reality TV Committee member Carl Weathers and Reality TV Committee Co-Chair J. Rupert Thompson, clips from the nominated works were screened. Then nominees Hisham Abed (Encore! “Pilot”) Brian Smith (MasterChef, “Vegas Deluxe & Oyster Shucks”) and Adam Vetri (Dare to Live, “Chainsmokers”) spoke briefly about their nominated projects. Afterward the attendees all enjoyed a cocktail reception in the DGA Los Angeles headquarters atrium. Nominees John Gonzalez (Live PD, “Episode 50”) and Kent Weed (Spartan: The Ultimate Team Challenge, “Season Premiere”) were unable to attend. The winner will be unveiled at the 70th Annual DGA Awards dinner on Saturday, February 3, 2018.

About the DGA Reality Television Committee

Formed in 2003, the Reality Television Committee seeks to address areas of concern that apply to directors and director’s team members working in this genre, and promote the DGA’s Reality Television Agreements so that members working on these shows may continue to enjoy Guild protections and benefits. The current co-chairs are Craig Borders, Bryan O'Donnell and J. Rupert Thompson.

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