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Donaldson, Morris to be honored at IDA Awards

The International Documentary Association (IDA) will award Michael Donaldson, founding partner of Donaldson & Callif, with its Amicus Award on Dec. 4. The award is given to acknowledge the efforts of 'friends of the documentary who have contributed significantly to our industry,' says the IDA, and Donaldson will receive it in recognition of his advocacy efforts for independent film. This will be the third time in the 25-year history of the IDA Documentary Awards that the Amicus Award has been presented - previous recipients include Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks and Steven Spielberg. Also at this year's event, to be held in Santa Monica, Errol Morris will receive the Career Achievement Award.
November 24, 2009

The International Documentary Association (IDA) will award Michael Donaldson, founding partner of Donaldson & Callif, with its Amicus Award on Dec. 4. The award is given to acknowledge the efforts of ‘friends of the documentary who have contributed significantly to our industry,’ says the IDA, and Donaldson will receive it in recognition of his advocacy efforts for independent film. This will be the third time in the 25-year history of the IDA Documentary Awards that the Amicus Award has been presented – previous recipients include Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks and Steven Spielberg. Also at this year’s event, to be held in Santa Monica, Errol Morris will receive the Career Achievement Award.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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