Career docu award to Moore


Michael Moore will receive the 2007 International Documentary Assn.'s Career Achievement Award.

The filmmaker won an Academy Award in 2003 for "Bowling for Columbine," a DGA Award and the Palme d'Or in Cannes for "Fahrenheit 9/11" in 2005 and Emmys for "TV Nation" in 1995 and '96 and for "The Awful Truth" in 1999 and 2001.

His first documentary, "Roger & Me," took top honors in the 1990 IDA Distinguished Documentary feature competition. He earned a second IDA Award for "Fahrenheit 9/11," and his latest, "Sicko," is nominated this year.

"Michael Moore never wavered," IDA executive director Sandra Ruch said. "He was the guardian at the gate who stood up for all of our rights to freedom of speech and press. All of his films make you think about things you may not have considered before."

Moore will receive his award during the 2007 IDA Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards gala benefit Dec. 7 at the DGA Theatre in Los Angeles.