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“Dirty Wars,” “Herblock,” “Stories We Tell” land WGA nods

The Writers Guild of America has nominated five documentaries, including Dirty Wars, Stories We Tell (pictured) and We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, for its outstanding screenplay prize.
January 3, 2014

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has nominated five documentaries, including Dirty Wars, Stories We Tell (pictured) and We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, for its outstanding screenplay prize.

The films up for the documentary screenplay award are:

  • Dirty Wars – Written by Jeremy Scahill and David Riker; Sundance Selects
  • Herblock – The Black & The White – Written by Sara Lukinson and Michael Stevens; The Stevens Company
  • No Place on Earth – Written by Janet Tobias and Paul Laikin; Magnolia Pictures
  • Stories We Tell - Written by Sarah Polley; Roadside Attractions
  • We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks – Written by Alex Gibney; Focus Features

The docs that were eligible for the award had a theatrical run in LA or New York for one week in 2013, and featured an on-screen writing credit. They also were produced under the jurisdiction of the WGA or an affiliate Guild.

The winners will be named during the organization’s February 1 ceremonies, held simultaneously in Los Angeles and New York City.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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