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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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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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