Carol Leifer to Host IDA Documentary Awards

Carol Leifer

Presenters will include Barbara Kopple and Monica Lewinsky

Comic and writer Carol Leifer will host the International Documentary Association's 30th annual IDA Documentary Awards, which will be held Dec. 5 at the Paramount Theater at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.

Scheduled presenters will include director Barbara Kopple, who will present the Career Achievement Award to Robert Redford; Monica Lewinsky, who will present the Pioneer Award to Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato; director Marshall Curry, who will present the Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award to Darius Clark Monroe; director Rory Kennedy, who will present the Pare Lorentz Award to Andrew Hinton and Johnny Burke's film Tashi and the Monk; and Jorja Fox.

Leifer has starred in five of her own comedy specials that have aired on HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central and has written for the Oscars telecast seven times. She is a four-time Emmy-award nominee for her writing on Seinfeld, The Larry Sanders Show and Saturday Night Live, and the author of her latest book How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying.