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2006-02-02 19:50:19

By Jesse Hiestand LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The writer/director of "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" is the second winner of the Writers Guild of America's award for best documentary writing, the union said Wednesday. Alex Gibney, who also has been nominated for a documentary feature Academy Award, was set to receive the honor from actor James Woods during a ceremony in Hollywood in Wednesday evening. "Enron" beat a field that included the matchmaker film "Cowboy del...

2006-02-02 03:43:55

By Jesse Hiestand LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The writer/director of "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" is the second winner of the Writers Guild of America's award for best documentary writing, the union said Wednesday. Alex Gibney, who also has been nominated for a documentary feature Academy Award, was set to receive the honor from actor James Woods during a ceremony in Hollywood in Wednesday evening. "Enron" beat a field that included the matchmaker film "Cowboy del...

2006-01-22 22:51:13

By Gregg Goldstein PARK CITY, Utah (Hollywood Reporter) - The director of last year's biggest Sundance success story, "March of the Penguins," says his follow-up will combine nature documentary footage and a fictionalized story. "The Fox & the Child" centers on a young girl and her friendship with the eponymous animal. An adult female narrator will relate the tale as a memoir of her childhood. Luc Jacquet said he was inspired to write the story based on his own first-time...

2005-11-15 18:37:45

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The March of the Penguins" and "Mad Hot Ballroom," two documentaries that drew impressive lines at box offices, are among 15 documentaries that made the cut for Oscar consideration, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said on Tuesday. The 15 were chosen by the Academy's Documentary Branch Screening Committee from 82 films. The list will be narrowed to five when Oscar nominations are announced on January 31. The 78th annual Oscars will be presented...

2005-09-23 02:05:08

By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The long march to the Oscars began in earnest this month as feature films with Academy Award aspirations began popping up across the festival circuit from Venice to Telluride to Toronto. But even though the contenders are all jostling for position, there are still plenty of twists and turns in the road ahead. At this point last year, the eventual best picture Oscar winner "Million Dollar Baby" was only a tiny blip on the radar. By...

2005-08-05 14:20:00

LOS ANGELES -- Warner Independent Pictures on Friday more than doubled the number of theaters playing its nature movie "March of the Penguins," boosting the film's chance at becoming the No. 2 documentary of all time at U.S. box offices. The move puts the Antarctic adventure "Penguins" in 1,867 theaters in the United States and Canada this weekend, up from 778 one week ago, according to boxofficemojo.com, which monitors box-office earnings. The film, which follows a pack of Emperor Penguins...

2005-08-05 14:17:02

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Warner Independent Pictures on Friday more than doubled the number of theaters playing its nature movie "March of the Penguins," boosting the film's chance at becoming the No. 2 documentary of all time at domestic box offices. The move puts the Antarctic adventure "Penguins" in 1,867 theaters in the United States and Canada this weekend, up from 778 one week ago, according to boxofficemojo.com, which monitors box-office earnings. The film, which follows a pack of...

2005-07-28 17:05:00

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At summer film box offices plagued by slow ticket sales, the hottest documentary this year is about a very cold topic: Emperor Penguins in Antarctica. "March of the Penguins" is rising fast up the charts and on Thursday is expected to top $12 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales, said Mark Gill, president of domestic distributor, Warner Independent Pictures. This week, the cinematic tale of the penguins' mating season will surpass hits "Winged...

2005-07-06 01:25:10

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Get real, moviegoers. With box offices receipts down for the year and fansblaming boring remakes and sequels, three documentaries thatare part of a new style of non-fiction films are winning ravereviews for turning real people -- and in one case, penguins --into movie stars. "Murderball," "Rize" and "March of the Penguins" are morelike Hollywood feature films, their makers and promoters say,structured with tension, conflict and resolution. Their...


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2006-02-17 17:13:48

The Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the largest of all penguins and is the only penguin that breeds at the height of winter in Antarctica. Emperor Penguins eat mainly crustaceans (such as krill) but will also occasionally indulge in small fish and squid. In the wild, Emperor Penguins typically live for 20 years, but some records indicate a maximum lifespan of around 40 years. (The Emperor Penguin should not be confused with the King Penguin or the Royal Penguin.) Behaviors...

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