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Documentary Filmmaker Profile: ALEX GIBNEY

Oscar, Emmy, Peabody, and Grammy award winning producer/director/writer Alex Gibney was recently described by Esquire Magazine as “becoming the most important documentarian of our time.” Gibney came to prominence with his highly acclaimed 2005 feature ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM (Oscar Nominee Best Documentary, Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary, Writers Guild of America Award, official selection Maryland Film Festival 2005). In the years since, Gibney has directed the 2007 Oscar-winner for Best Documentary TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE (which also won a Peabody Award in 2007 and an Emmy in 2009); GONZO: THE LIFE AND WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON (Sundance 2008; MFF 2008), CASINO JACK AND THE UNITED STATES OF MONEY (Sundance 2010; Maryland Film Festival 2010), and most recently CLIENT 9: THE RISE AND FALL OF ELIOT SPITZER. Before turning to feature documentaries, Gibney had great success in television as writer/director /producer of several documentary series. Gibney won an Emmy (1993) and the DuPont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism (1994) for directing, writing and producing the 10-part PBS series THE PACIFIC CENTURY. He also served as Series Producer for Executive Producer Martin Scorsese’s THE BLUES, and was awarded a Grammy for his work compiling the 5-disc soundtrack CD to the same series.

Click the link below to see a clip of Gibney in conversation with Charlie Rose about his 2005 film ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM:

Another excellent interview with Gibney on PBS’s Need To Know:

**Call 410.752.8083 to order tickets to see Alex Gibney, Rachel Grady and Stanley Nelson interviewed by Meredith Vieira on January 21st at MFF PRODUCES!**

TICKETS:   $250 (All-Access)/$90 (Conversation and Reception Only)

ANNOUNCING: MFF PRODUCES A Conversation with Meredith Vieira and Award Winning Documentary Filmmakers!!


Meredith Vieira, co-host of NBC’s Today Show, contributing anchor for Dateline NBC, founding moderator and former co-host of The View, and correspondent for Turning Point, West 57th, and Sixty Minutes, will moderate a discussion with award-winning documentary filmmakers on the subject: “Are Documentary Filmmakers the New Journalists?” at this year’s Maryland Film Festival Fundraiser!

Friday, January 21, 2010

MICA, Brown Center

Documentary filmmakers, all alums of the Maryland Film Festival include: Alex Gibney (Oscar winner for TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE, and widely praised for ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM, CASINO JACK, and SPITZER), Rachel Grady (BOYS OF BARAKA, Oscar-nominated JESUS CAMP, and 12TH & DELAWARE), and award-winning and MacArthur “Genius” grant recipient Stanley Nelson (JONESTOWN, FREEDOM RIDERS).

**CALL 410.752.8083 to order tickets**

All Access: including the pre-reception, reserved seats conversation, and a special dinner with Viera and the filmmakers – $250

Conversation and Pre-reception: wine, beer and hors d’ouevres) – $90

Table Hosts: (10 All Access tickets, plus 10 student tickets for the Conversation)  – $5,000

Schedule of the evening:

6pm: Doors open, wine and beer reception

7:15pm: Auction and Conversation with Meridith Vieira, Alex Gibney, Rachel Grady and Stanley Nelson

9pm:All Access ticket-holder dinner with Vieira and the filmmakers in the MICA Main Building