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Pitch Your Documentary to Filmmaker Alex Gibney Over Lunch in NYC

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Donated by: Richard Perello & Alex Gibney

Pitch your documentary at a Lunch Meeting with Alex Gibney in New York City! 

Meet the filmmaker who has been called “the most important documentarian of our time” by Esquire Magazine and “one of America’s most successful and prolific documentary filmmakers” by The New York Times. Alex Gibney’s credits include Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks. Here’s a chance to meet and talk to one of the most fascinating directors of our time.

In 2015, Gibney was awarded a Peabody Award and nominated for a Grammy for Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown, a popular HBO documentary which chronicles the musical ascension of the “hardest working man in show business.” Gibney took home three Emmy Awards in 2013 for Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, an Emmy in 2013 for Showtime’s The History of The Eagles, and a Peabody Award in 2012 for Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream, which was part of a series produced by the BBC and PBS.

Next, Gibney is set to direct his first narrative feature film, The Action, for Lionsgate, based on Betty Medsger’s book The Burglary: The Discovery of J Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI. He is also writing and directing a drama series for HBO, with Laura Dern starring and executive producing, about a court-appointed psychiatrist who must determine if the death row inmates she examines are sane enough to be killed by the state.

  • Experience will occur within the following date range(s):
    May 02, 2018 to Apr 10, 2019

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  • Participant must be at least 21 years or older.
  • Valid for 1 person
  • A meal is part of the event.
  • The meal cost is included.
  • Gratuity is included.
  • Subjected to Alex Gibney's schedule. 
  • Winner must book 4-6 weeks in advance.
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Reel Works

Reel Works provides free filmmaking programs for NYC Youth.

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