The Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) and the Directors Guild of America (DGA) recently announced the roster of nominees for their respective 2008 Awards.

In the category of Best Documentary Screenplay for the Writers Guild Awards, the nominees were:
The Camden 28, Written by Anthony Giacchino, First Run Features (POV 2007)
Nanking, Screenplay by Bill Guttentag & Dan Sturman & Elisabeth Bentley, Story by Bill Guttentag & Dan Sturman, THINKFilm
No End in Sight, Written by Charles Ferguson, Magnolia Pictures
The Rape of Europa, Written by Richard Berge, Nicole Newnham and Bonni Cohen, Menemsha Films
Sicko, Written by Michael Moore, Lionsgate/The Weinstein Company
Taxi To The Dark Side, Written by Alex Gibney, THINKFilm

In the category of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for the DGA Awards, the nominees were:
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, The War, Florentine Films
Alex Gibney, Taxi to the Dark Side, Jigsaw Productions
Asger Leth, Ghosts of Cite Soleil, Sony BMG Feature Films
Richard Robbins, Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, The Documentary Group
Barbet Schroder, Terror’s Advocate, Magnolia Pictures

Congratulations to POV’s own Anthony Giacchino and all the other nominees. The winners of the WGA Awards will be announced on Saturday, February 9, 2008, and the winners of the DGA Awards will be announced on Saturday, January 26, 2008.

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Former POVer Ruiyan Xu worked on developing and producing materials for POV's website. Before coming to POV, she worked in the Interactive and Broadband department at Channel Thirteen/WNET. Ruiyan was born in Shanghai and graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Modern Culture and Media.