Jill Mitwell Wins DGA Award for Direction of ‘OLTL’ Finale Episode

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During tonight’s 65th Annual Dinner, held at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles, “’s” beat out “’s” , and  and “Days of our Live’s” director in the category of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials. Mitwell won for her direction of the episode “Between Heaven and Hell,” which aired during “OLTL’s” final week on television (week of January 9, 2012). Coincidently, the title of the episode is based on the fact that prior to its 43-year run on ABC, which began July 15, 1968, “One Life to Live” was initially titled “Between Heaven and Hell.”

Directors Guild of America

Mitwell’s win tonight marks her fourth out of nine nominations, all for work on “One Life to Live.” She previously won the DGA Award in this category for directing “Episode #9779” in 2006, “Episode #8295” in 2000 and “Episode #6356” in 1993. Mitwell’s additional nominations were based on episodes “Starr X’d Lovers, The Musical, Part Three” in 2010, “Episode #8691” in 2002, “Episode #8012” in 1999, “Episode #7761” in 1998, and “Episode #7285” in 1996.

Actor/Director/Producer hosted the nights festivities, which honored directorial work in various aspects of the entertainment industry including movies and television.

Mitwell’s Directing Team included Associate Directors , ,  and , Stage Managers Alan Needleman, , Tracy Casper Lang and , and Production Associates  and .

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