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Chris Hegedus

Film Director | * 04/22/1952 (69)
Chris Hegedus (born April 23, 1952) is an American documentary filmmaker. She and her husband, filmmaker D. A. Pennebaker, founded the company Pennebaker Hegedus Films. Hegedus was nominated for an Academy Award for The War Room, a behind-the-scenes film about President Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign. The film also won the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures prize for Best Documentary. In 2001, she was awarded the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement for Startup.com. The film is a boom-bust story of two young internet entrepreneurs, co-produced with Jehane Noujaim. Hegedus was also the recipient of CINE's Golden Eagle Award, an Emmy Award, and lifetime achievement awards from several organizations including the International Documentary Association. Her films include the 2010 feature release, Kings of Pastry, about the legendary French pastry competition, the Meilleur Ouvrier de France. In 2011, Hegedus received the Athena Film Festival Award for Exemplary Directing. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Music | History

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Awards & Nominations for Chris Hegedus

Directors Guild of America Awards

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Movies with Chris Hegedus as Actress(1)

as herself2018 Half the Picture

Movies with Chris Hegedus as Crew(36)

Production/Executive Producer2020 Meat the Future
Directing/Director2016 Unlocking the Cage
Camera/Director of Photography2016 Unlocking the Cage
Production/Producer2016 Unlocking the Cage
Directing/Director2009 Kings of Pastry
Directing/Director2008 The Return of the War Room
Directing/Director2007 Addiction
Directing/Director2006 Al Franken - God Spoke
Directing/Director2004 Elaine Stritch At Liberty
Directing/Director2002 Only the Strong Survive
Editing/Editor2002 Only the Strong Survive
Crew/Cinematography2002 Only the Strong Survive
Camera/Camera Operator2002 Only the Strong Survive
Directing/Director2001 Down from the Mountain
Directing/Director2001 Startup.com
Production/Producer2001 Startup.com
Directing/Director1999 Jimi Hendrix - Live at Woodstock
Directing/Director1997 Moon Over Broadway
Directing/Director1996 Westernhagen: Keine Zeit
Directing/Director1994 Woodstock Diary
Directing/Director1993 The War Room
Editing/Editor1993 The War Room
Directing/Director1992 Chuck Berry: Rock and Roll Music
Directing/Director1989 Depeche Mode: 101 (Live 1988)
Directing/Director1987 Jimi Plays Monterey
Editing/Editor1987 Jimi Plays Monterey
Directing/Director1983 Making Samuel Beckett's 'Rockaby'
Production/Producer1981 DeLorean
Production/Executive Producer1981 DeLorean
Directing/Director1979 Town Bloody Hall
Editing/Editor1979 Town Bloody Hall
Directing/Director1977 Energy War

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Full Name: Chris Hegedus
Born: Tuesday, 04/22 1952 (April) (current age: 69 years + 280 days)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Educated at: NSCAD University
Employer: Yale University
Spouses (current/former): D. A. Pennebaker
Chris Hegedus frequently works together with these people:
D. A. Pennebaker (32x, Crew)
Nick Doob (7x, Crew)
Erez Laufer (6x, Crew)
Roger Murphy (4x, Crew)
Jimi Hendrix (4x, Actor)
Jim Desmond (4x, Crew)
Alan Douglas (3x, Crew)
Bob Van Dyke (3x, Crew)
Wally Heider (3x, Crew)
Richard Leacock (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:615492, Added: 10/21/2018, Last updated: 01/02/2022