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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.

 

 

About The Author
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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