Marty Callner
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Marty Callner
Marty Callner
Born1950 (age 70–71)
OccupationTelevision director

Marty Callner (born 1950 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American television director, who has made music videos, comedy specials, concert specials, and television shows, in a career spanning from 1977 to present day. He is the creator of HBO's Hard Knocks and has been nominated and won numerous Primetime Emmy Awards, Directors Guild of America Awards, CableACE Awards and MTV Video Music Awards.

Work

Callner's directorial credits on music videos include videos for Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Chaka Khan, Cher, Diana Ross, Stevie Nicks, Heart, Kiss, Poison, Ratt, The Cranberries, Scorpions, Twisted Sister, Whitesnake and ZZ Top.

His music video specials include Bette Midler's Diva Las Vegas, Pat Benatar's In Concert, Britney Spears: Live from Las Vegas, Diana Ross Live at Caesar's Palace, Fleetwood Mac's Mirage Tour, Garth Brooks Live from Central Park, Gladys Knight Live at the Greek Theatre, Gloria Estefan's Caribbean Soul: The Atlantis Concert, Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveShow, Marc Anthony's Concert from Madison Square Garden, Paul Simon Live at the Tower Theatre, Rolling Stones' Four Flicks, Stevie Nicks's Bella Donna, and Whitney Houston's Whitney: The Concert for a New South Africa.

He has also directed recordings of performances by comedians including Pee-wee Herman, Sam Kinison, George Carlin, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Dane Cook, John Leguizamo, Billy Crystal, George Lopez, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Whitney Cummings, and Will Ferrell.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
1979 CableACE Awards Entertainment On Location Nominated [1]
Standing Room Only Won
1981 Single Program - General Entertainment or Variety: Music Won
Single Program - General Entertainment or Variety: Unclassified Nominated
1983 Directing a Theatrical-Music Program Camelot Nominated
1995 Music Special Madonna: The Girlie Show - Live Down Under Nominated
1999 Directors Guild of America Awards Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical/Variety Jerry Seinfeld: I'm Telling You for the Last Time Nominated
2003 Robin Williams: Live on Broadway Nominated
2004 Rolling Stones: Forty Licks World Tour Live at Madison Square Garden Nominated
1994 MTV Video Music Awards Best Direction in a Video "Amazing" - Aerosmith Nominated
1991 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Drama Series, Variety Series, Miniseries or a Special Cher... at the Mirage Nominated
1997 Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special Diva Las Vegas Nominated
Outstanding Directing for a Variety or Music Program Nominated
1998 Garth: Live from Central Park Nominated
1999 Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special Jerry Seinfeld: I'm Telling You for the Last Time Nominated
2003 Robin Williams: Live on Broadway Nominated
Rolling Stones: Forty Licks World Tour Live at Madison Square Garden Nominated
2009 Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger Nominated
Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush Nominated
Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special Nominated
2010 Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction Nominated
2011 The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway Nominated

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