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Producers Guild Unveils Documentary Noms

Mike Fleming

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 3, 2010) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture nominees that will advance in the voting process for the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards.

The nominated films, listed below in alphabetical order, are:

* Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

* Earth Made of Glass

* Inside Job

* Smash His Camera

* The Tillman Story

* Waiting for ‘Superman’

Nominations for the other Producers Guild Award categories will be announced January 4, 2011, along with the individual producers. The 2011 Producers Guild Awards ceremony will take place on January 22, 2011 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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Weinstein Fights MPAA Over Tillman Rating

By | Wednesday August 11, 2010 @ 5:32pm PDT

THURSDAY UPDATE: The MPAA’s Classification and Rating Appeals Board today upheld the “R” rating given to The Tillman Story for “language.”

The Weinstein Co announced today that the filmmakers are appealing the “R” ratings which the MPAA just gave The Tillman Story documentary about to be released in theaters August 20th. Of course, far be it from Weinsteins to miss an opportunity to generate controversy and enjoy the ensuing free publicity for their film. (Witness Kevin Smith’s ratings battles on his TWC releases…) But in this case director Amir Bar Lev and producer John Battsek have an excellent argument when the rating will be appealed on August 12th in Los Angeles. According to The Weinstein Co, the MPAA gave the film that “R” rating based on its “excessive language”.

“Of course there is excessive language,” states John Battsek. “This is a film that follows a truly exemplary family torn apart by the death of their loved one and the barrage of government deceit they encountered in their pursuit of the honest truth. We should be looking at this film as a way to show our younger generation the power of true family values and the sometimes unfortunate failings of our government.”

Agreed Bar Lev: “The language in this film is not gratuitous. I think this is how many people would react when faced with the unthinkable. Giving this film an ‘R’ rating prevents young people from seeing this film; … Read More »

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