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“Project Nim” scoops DGA doc prize

James Marsh's chimpanzee-focused documentary Project Nim (pictured) has scooped the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary Award at the Director's Guild of America's annual awards ceremony.
January 29, 2012

James Marsh’s chimpanzee-focused documentary Project Nim (pictured) has scooped the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary Award at the Director’s Guild of America’s (DGA) annual awards ceremony.

Marsh’s film beat Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory; Steve James’s The Interrupters; Richard Press’s Bill Cunningham New York; and Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison: Living in the Material World to scoop the prize.

Elsewhere at the DGA Awards, the award for Best Reality Show Director went to Neil P. Degroot for The Biggest Loser. In addition, the Best Miniseries/Television Movie Director prize went to John Cassar for The Kennedys.

 

 

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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