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30/01/2004

Directors Guild of Great Britain announce annual awards

The Directors Guild of Great Britain is to inaugurate its first Annual Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Film and British Television with a gala ceremony at the Curzon Mayfair in London on February 21.
The Awards will honour outstanding direction in 10 categories including International Film and British Film, and are the only awards to acclaim the craft of Television Direction.
Nominees were put forward by DGGB members including directors in all media: film, television, theatre, radio, opera, commercials, corporate, multimedia and new technologies. The winners will be chosen by juries composed of Guild members.
Richard Curtis will attend the event to accept the Guild’s special award for Outstanding Contribution to British Film and Television.
Michael Winner will be master of ceremonies for the first annual DGGB Awards, and celebrity guest presenters will include directors Nic Roeg and Sir Alan Parker, and Miramax co-Chairman, Harvey Weinstein.
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