October 14, 2015
2015 Honoree: Morgan Spurlock (NYU '93)
Morgan Spurlock is a New York based writer, director, and producer. His first film, SUPER SIZE ME, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004, winning Best Directing honors. The film went on to win the inaugural Writers Guild of America best documentary screenplay award as well as garner an Academy Award nomination for best feature documentary.
Since then he has directed, produced and distributed multiple film and TV projects, including the critically acclaimed FX television series, 30 DAYS, and the films WHERE IN THE WORLD IS OSAMA BIN LADEN?, CONFESSIONS OF A SUPER HERO, CZECH DREAM, CHALK, THE FUTURE OF FOOD, WHAT WOULD JESUS BUY?, the WGA Award-winning and Emmy nominated THE SIMPSONS 20th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: IN 3-D! ON ICE!,” FREAKONOMICS, POM Wonderful Presents: THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD, COMIC-CON: EPISODE IV - A FAN'S HOPE, MANSOME, and ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US.
He is currently working on the second season of Morgan Spurlock’s INSIDE MAN on CNN. Morgan graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1993.
CINE honors and champions the creators of exceptional media content.
CINE builds and supports a community of professional, emerging and student film, television and digital content creators through the CINE Golden Eagle Awards, the CINE Connects alumni network, the Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest, and related skill-building programming.
Notable CINE alumni include Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, John Lasseter, Ken Burns, Barbara Kopple and dozens of others. Winning a Golden Eagle is remembered fondly by their honorees and is often cited in interviews and memoirs.