Duncan Henderson will obtain the DGA’s 2020 Frank Capra Achievement Award, and Arthur Lewis is ready for the guild’s 2020 Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award.

The Capra Award honors assistant administrators or unit manufacturing managers for profession achievement and repair to the guild, and the Schaffner Award honors affiliate administrators or stage managers for a similar. Each shall be introduced on the 72nd annual DGA Awards on January 25 on the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Los Angeles.


“Duncan Henderson and Arthur Lewis symbolize the very best examples of guild service by their dedication, advocacy and illustration on behalf of their fellow members, all whereas sustaining profitable, demanding careers,” DGA president Thomas Schlamme stated. “We’re proud to acknowledge their service and their accomplishments.”

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Henderson has been a DGA member for practically 4 a long time, becoming a member of the guild in 1980 after graduating from the DGA-Producer Assistant Administrators Coaching Program – for which he has been a trustee since 2004. He’s served 10 phrases on the DGA’s Western AD/UPM Council since 2002, together with being elected as the present Council Chair. He’s additionally a DGA Nationwide Board Affiliate Member, having been first elected in 2005, and has served seven consecutive phrases. He’s additionally served on the DGA Negotiations Committee for the 2005, 2008, 2014 and 2017 contract cycles, and as a delegate to the DGA Biennial Conventions.

His prolific profession as a UPM consists of work on such movies as Useless Poets Society, Grasp and Commander: The Far Aspect of the World, The Good Storm, Outbreak; Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Dwelling Alone 2, Oblivion and the upcoming Area Jam 2. Previous to changing into a UPM, he labored as an assistant director on options starting from Rocky IV to Large Bother. As a DGA Trainee, he labored on initiatives together with American Gigolo and Heaven’s Gate.

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Lewis has been a member of the DGA for greater than 30 years. Since first being elected to the Japanese AD/SM/PA Council as an alternate in 2002, he has served ten phrases on the Council, together with as 2nd Vice Chairperson from 2011-2013. From 2012-16 he served as a Second Alternate on the DGA Nationwide Board. His guild service additionally consists of time on the DGA Negotiating Committee through the 2008 and 2017 negotiations cycles.

His greater than 100 stage supervisor credit embody the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Video games, 9 Tony Awards exhibits, the 2017 Academy Awards, the 2018 Grammys and President Obama’s 2009 inaugural celebration on the Lincoln Memorial.