Sundance Institute announced today 19 members of five juries awarding prizes at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, January 17-27.
Three members of the U.S. Documentaty Jury have music-related ties and experience. The short bios are provided by Sundance:
Davis Guggenheim is a critically acclaimed, Academy Award® winning director and producer whose work includes Waiting for "Superman", It Might Get Loud, the 2009 documentary featuring Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White, and An Inconvenient Truth, featuring former Vice President Al Gore, which won the Oscar for Best Documentary in 2007. In 2008, Davis produced and directed President Barack Obama's biographical film A Mother’s Promise, and most recently, The Road We’ve Travelled, a short film for Obama's 2012 campaign. Davis has also directed many television series including Deadwood, NYPD Blue and 24.
Gary Hustwit is an independent filmmaker based in New York and London. He worked with punk label SST Records in the late-1980s, ran the independent book publishing house Incommunicado Press during the 1990s, and was Vice President of the media website Salon.com in 2000. Hustwit has produced nine documentaries, beginning with I Am Trying To Break Your Heart, the 2002 film about the band Wilco. In 2007 he made his directorial debut withHelvetica, a documentary about graphic design and typography. The film marked the start of a design film trilogy, with Objectified, about product design, following in 2009. Urbanized, about the design of cities, premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. Hustwit is a longtime advocate of self-distribution, direct audience engagement, and truly independent filmmaking.
Brett Morgen is a director and writer. His credits include Crossfire Hurricane (2012), 30 for 30: June 17, 1994 (2010), Chicago 10 (2007), Nimrod Nation (2007), The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002), and On the Ropes (1999). He is the recipient of several awards and honors including an Academy Award® nomination, the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary, the IDA Award for Best Feature, and two Peabody® Awards. He is currently working on the first authorized documentary about Kurt Cobain and in pre-production on When the Street Lights Go On, which will mark his feature dramatic debut.
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