January 20, 2010

Doc Filmmakers Answer Your Questions

Have a burning question for documentary filmmakers Alex Gibney (Casino Jack and the United States of Money), Davis Guggenheim (Waiting for Superman), Mark Lewis (Cane Toads: The Conquest 3D) and Lucy Walker (Countdown to Zero)? Well, now is the perfect time to ask them.

Participant Media is teaming up with Entertainment Weekly to host an exclusive event on January 24 where the four filmmakers will chat about their upcoming releases and take questions from the attendees--and questions sent in via Twitter (possibly from you).

They are collecting questions on Twitter from now until January 24 at 6 pm, and a handful of your 140 character Qs will be asked that night. They will be live tweeting the entire discussion so you can follow the conversation and see if your question gets answered!

Here's how to TakePart:

1. Log on to Twitter

2. Tweet your question and include #participant. (We can't see your question if it doesn't have #participant!) If you are addressing a specific director, include their initials (ex: A question for Davis Guggenheim would start: "DG: Why did you decide to make a film about education? #participant"

3. Follow the discussion by searching for #participant (You can go to http://search.twitter.com and enter "#participant" in the search bar)

And if you are not on Twitter, don't fret! You can leave your question as a comment in this article about the event.