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DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2010

hollywoodnews.com: ‘Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries for the year 2010.

“The best documentary filmmaking provides the audience with the rare opportunity of experiencing a life, a place or a situation that might otherwise be too remote or too unknown to ever discover on our own,” said Hackford. “The excellent work of our five nominees illuminates, educates and inspires us in extraordinary ways. My congratulations to each of our nominees.”

The winners will be announced at the 63rd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.

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DOCUMENTARY

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2010 are (in alphabetical order):

LIXIN FAN

Last Train Home

Eye Steel Film, ITVS, Canada

Council for the Arts

Zeitgeist Films

This is Mr. Fan?s first DGA Award nomination.

CHARLES FERGUSON

Inside Job

Representational Pictures

Sony Pictures Classics

This is Mr. Ferguson?s first DGA Award nomination.

ALEX GIBNEY

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

ES Productions

Magnolia Pictures

This is Mr. Gibney?s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this same category for Taxi to the Dark Side in 2007.

DAVIS GUGGENHEIM

Waiting for ?Superman?

Public Education LLC

Paramount Vantage

Mr. Guggenheim?s Directorial Team:

· Unit Production Manager: Shari Tavey

This is Mr. Guggenheim?s first DGA Award nomination.

TIM HETHERINGTON AND SEBASTIAN JUNGER

Restrepo

Outpost Films

National Geographic Entertainment

This is the first DGA Award nomination for Mr. Hetherington and Mr. Junger.

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The DGA will launch a year-long celebration of the DGA?s 75th anniversary at the DGA Awards on January 29th. Past DGA Award winners Kathryn Bigelow, James Cameron, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, John Rich, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg, the evening?s co-chairs, will join the program in special presentations to highlight game-changing moments in DGA history. Past-president Michael Apted is serving as chair of the year-long anniversary celebration, whose theme is ?Game Changers.? Throughout 2011, the DGA will hold events honoring directors whose impact on film and television forever ?changed the game? and influenced generations of filmmakers that followed.

For a complete list of nominations in other categories, please visit the Awards Section of the DGA Website at www.dga.org.

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About the DGA:

In the 75 years since its founding in 1936, the DGA has fought for the economic and creative rights of its members; protected their ability to financially benefit from the reuse of their work; established strong pension and health plans; and established jurisdiction in new technologies and distribution platforms. Today we represent 14,500 directors and members of the directorial team working in film, television, commercials, new media and other audiovisual media.

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