Los Angeles – Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the recipients of three special DGA Awards recognizing lifetime career achievement and extraordinary contribution to the Guild: Ed Sherin, Katy Garretson and Dennis Mazzocco. Ed Sherin will receive the DGA’s 2012 Honorary Life Member Award, in recognition of outstanding creative achievement, leadership in the industry, contribution to the Guild or to the profession of directing. Katy Garretson will receive the 2012 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. Dennis Mazzocco will receive the 2012 Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award, which is given to an Associate Director or Stage Manager in recognition of career achievement in the industry and service to the Directors Guild of America. All three awards will be presented at the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 28, 2012 in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.