‘The Square’ Nabs Best Feature At IDA Documentary Awards; ‘Inside Man’ Best Limited Series

By | Friday December 6, 2013 @ 10:30pm PST

The Square 3Not a bad week for Jehane Noujaim’s film about Egyptian activists battling the establishment. The Square scored the Best Feature trophy tonight at the 29th annual IDA Documentary Awards, three days after it made the Oscar shortlist. The film, which also is up for a Spirit Award, is the first documentary picked up by Netflix. Other winners announced at the ceremony hosted by Paul Provenza at DGA headquarters in Los Angeles included Slomo for Best Short, PBS’ Independent Lens for Best Continuing Series and CNN’s Morgan Spurlock-hosted Inside Man for Best Limited Series. Alex Gibney, who won an Oscar for Taxi To The Dark Side and was nominated for Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room, received a Career Achievement Award. Here is the full list of winners at the 2013 IDA Documentary Awards, presented by the International Documentary Association:
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CNN’s ‘Unguarded’ Debuts Weak, Network Renews Morgan Spurlock ‘Inside Man’

By | Monday October 28, 2013 @ 11:23am PDT

The roller coater ride of CNN’s Jeff Zucker regime continued this weekend with the rickety premiere of Unguarded on the cable news network. Hosted by longtime ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols, the 10:30 PM sport … Read More »

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Morgan Spurlock’s CNN Documentary Series Will Premiere On June 23

By | Tuesday May 28, 2013 @ 7:35am PDT

The CNN Original series Inside Man, hosted and produced by Oscar®-nominated documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, premieres Sunday, June 23 at 10:00 p.m. ET.

The one-hour weekly series will provide an intimate look into diverse sectors of American life and offer a deep-dive into pressing issues facing the U.S. that include migrant farm workers, the elder care industry, union workers, gun owners, education, bankruptcy and the drought. The premiere episode of Inside Man features Spurlock as a worker in a medial marijuana dispensary in California.

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Paradigm Scores Again, Signing ‘Inside Man’ Scribe Russell Gewirtz

By | Tuesday April 9, 2013 @ 12:09pm PDT
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EXCLUSIVE: Paradigm has bagged another solid client for its Motion Picture department. The agency just signed screenwriter Russell Gewirtz, best known for scripting the Spike Lee-directed Inside Man and the sequel Inside Man 2. He did the final … Read More »

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