MRB’s Gyllenhaal Nabs Second DGA Nomination
January 14, 2012 by Screenmag
Acclaimed director Stephen Gyllenhaal has been honored for a second time by the Directors Guild of America in the category of “Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series,” for his direction of the hit Lifetime original movie, “Girl Fight,” starring Anne Heche. Gyllenhaal is up against Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Alicia Keys for the award.
Gyllenhaal first won a DGA Award in the same category to recognize his direction of the Emmy-nominated dramatic feature film “Paris Trout,” which starred Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey and Ed Harris.
“I’m just finishing shooting a pilot with Neve Campbell, and I’m looking forward to getting into more storytelling through commercials,” said Gyllenhaal.
The awards ceremony will take place on Jan. 28 during the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner in Los Angeles.
Considered to be one of the finest American film and television directors, with directing credits such as “Paris Trout,” ABC’s “Twin Peaks,” and CBS’s “Numb3rs,” “Blue Bloods” and “The 22,” Gyllenhaal is currently screening his new independent feature film, “Grassroots”, starring Jason Biggs (“American Pie”) and Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under”). The film was produced by MRB Productions and two-time Emmy Award winning Executive Producer Matthew Brady, and is a character-driven drama showcasing the power people have to spark a political movement.
Gyllenhaal also recently entered the commercial space after signing with MRB as its newest commercial director, following working together on “Grassroots”.