Los Angeles – Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the recipients of four special DGA Awards recognizing lifetime career achievement and extraordinary contribution to the Guild: Michael Apted, Eric Shapiro, Susan Zwerman and Dency Nelson will be honored at the 65th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, February 2, 2013.

Michael Apted will receive the DGA’s 2013 Robert B. Aldrich Award, for extraordinary service to the Directors Guild of America and to its membership.

Eric Shapiro will receive the DGA’s 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award in News Direction, for distinguished achievement in News Direction.

Susan Zwerman will receive the DGA’s 2013 Frank Capra Achievement Award, which is 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.

Dency Nelson will receive the DGA’s 2013 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.

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