Archive for February, 2006

SXSW announces 2006 lineup…wowie zowie that’s a lot of films!

Monday, February 6th, 2006

Here are the docs. You can see the whole she-bang here. SPOTLIGHT PREMIERES Al Franken in God Spoke Dir: Nick Doob and Chris Hegedus A cinema verite pursuit of Al Franken, shot over the course of two years, the film follows the former SNL writer turned political attack dog from his feud with Bill O’Reilly […]

Enron takes the 2nd Annual WGA Doc Prize…

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Tonight I went to the 2006 Writers Guild Awards Documentary Screenplay Award Ceremony at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. A very lengthy title for an entertaining evening. Although the WGA couldn’t pay for our drinks or parking, they did put together aimportant event for doc-makers. Appetizers and schmoozing started off the night before we were ushered […]

See Slamdance winners in LA…

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

A complete list of Winners is available at The exact screening schedule is also available at or at 323.466.FILM. All guests are subject to their availability. All screenings are at the Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood (between Las Palmas Ave. & McCadden Place). THE BEST OF SLAMDANCE – Thursday, […]

Why doesn’t the Academy announce the documentary noms on LIVE TV?

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

AJ Schnack is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles. He’s a on a mission to get the Academy to include the documentary nominee announcement in the live broadcast. I’m with him! From AJ Schnack’s blog: …as of today, March of the Penguins has outgrossed all five nominated films in each of the following categories, all […]