November 19, 2009

IDA to Honor Michael Donaldson with 2009 Amicus Award

The International Documentary Association is proud to announce that independent film advocate Michael Donaldson will receive the International Documentary Association's Amicus Award at the 2009 IDA Documentary Awards, Fri. Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. at the Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.

For only the third time in the 25-year history of the Awards, the IDA will present its Amicus Award to attorney and independent film advocate Michael Donaldson. Previously presented to John Hendricks and Steven Spielberg, the IDA Amicus Award acknowledges the friends of the documentary who have contributed significantly to our industry. An entertainment attorney who has been fighting for independent filmmakers for over thirty years, Michael Donaldson has represented writers, producers and directors as the go-to-attorney for fair use and other clearance-related issues. He is also the author of several books; one of which, "Clearance and Copyright" is used in over 50 films schools and is the standard reference book for the industry.

Join us as we salute the work of Michael Donaldson at the 2009 IDA Documentary Awards!

That evening, the IDA will also award its prestigious 2009 Career Achievement
Award to legendary and innovative filmmaker Errol Morris

Ira Glass, host and producer of This American Life, will be host the 2009 IDA Documentary Awards.

Join us as we honor the best documentaries of the year!

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