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Super Size Me's Morgan Spurlock Wins WGA's First-Ever Documentary Screenplay Award

By Writers Guild of America
Feb 17, 2005, 14:43

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LOS ANGELES -- The Writers Guild of America, west and East have named Super Size Me, written by Morgan Spurlock, as the winner of the Guild's first-ever Documentary Screenplay Award for outstanding achievement in documentary writing for the screen during 2004. The newly-created award was presented by producer Brian Grazer at a SRO reception for over 400 nonfiction filmmakers held Tuesday, February 15, at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.

Academy Award-nominee Spurlock, up for this year's Oscar for Best Documentary Feature for Super Size Me, is an award-winning writer, director, and producer, as well as founder of The Con, the production company behind the fast-food indie hit documentary that not only provoked audiences across the nation, but affected positive change at one of America's largest corporations.

Created to recognize the rising profile of documentary features, as well as the writer's primary role in nonfiction filmmaking, this inaugural WGA award illustrates that while writers of fiction employ words from their imagination to create a narrative, nonfiction writers also collect images from reality and shape them into a story, not only to document the human condition, but to illuminate and inspire the world we live in.

For more information on the Documentary Screenplay Awards, please call Gabriel Scott at (323) 782-4603 or call Sindy F.M. Gordon at 212-767-7800 or visit: www.wgae.org.

The Writers Guild of America, west and East represent writers in the motion picture, broadcast, cable, and new media industries in both entertainment and news. The unions conduct numerous programs, seminars, and events throughout the world on issues of interest to, and on behalf of, writers.

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