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Director and Producer, "He Named Me Malala", "An Inconvenient Truth", and "Waiting for Superman"

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Davis Guggenheim is a critically acclaimed, Academy Award-winning director and producer, whose early work includes many television dramas such as Deadwood, NYPD Blue and 24. He transitioned into directing non-fiction films with The First Year, which aired on PBS in 2001 and won a Peabody Award. An Inconvenient Truth, featuring former Vice President Al Gore, was theatrically distributed by Paramount in 2006, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary. It Might Get Loud, featuring Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White was theatrically distributed by Sony Pictures Classics in 2009. Guggenheim also directed Barack Obama's biographical film for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, as well as Obama's 30-minute primetime infomercial.

Guggenheim's Waiting for Superman premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and took home the Best US Documentary Audience Award. It was released in September 2010 by Paramount and has since won the Gotham Festival Genius Award, as well as the PGA Award, Critics' Choice Award, and the National Board of Review Award. The contrasting power and tragedy of American school has long been a focus for Guggenheim. His debut documentary, 1999's THE FIRST YEAR, chronicled the tales of five first year teachers in some of America's toughest schools and went on to garner international accolades and a Peabody Award. Now, a decade later, with his own kids in private schools, Guggenheim was spurred to see what had changed in the battered public system. What he found both shocked and exhilarated him as he discovered both outrageous, unconscionable behavior and real signs of hope, signs for which American families are hungry.

To tell that story, Guggenheim knew he would need to strip away the distracting partisan politics and divisive power struggles that, too often, have made American schools seem beyond all likelihood of repair. He wanted to bust completely out of that despairing mold, and instead take an invigorating, entertaining approach to telling the thrilling story of how a few fiery reformers are finding creative ways to save a failing system, and the kids trapped inside it, right in front of our eyes.

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Davis Guggenheim

Director and Producer, "He Named Me Malala", "An Inconvenient Truth", and "Waiting for Superman"

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Davis Guggenheim Biography

Davis Guggenheim is a critically acclaimed, Academy Award-winning director and producer, whose early work includes many television dramas such as Deadwood, NYPD Blue and 24. He transitioned into directing non-fiction films with The First Year, which aired on PBS in 2001 and won a Peabody Award. An Inconvenient Truth, featuring former Vice President Al Gore, was theatrically distributed by Paramount in 2006, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary. It Might Get Loud, featuring Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White was theatrically distributed by Sony Pictures Classics in 2009. Guggenheim also directed Barack Obama's biographical film for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, as well as Obama's 30-minute primetime infomercial.

Guggenheim's Waiting for Superman premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and took home the Best US Documentary Audience Award. It was released in September 2010 by Paramount and has since won the Gotham Festival Genius Award, as well as the PGA Award, Critics' Choice Award, and the National Board of Review Award. The contrasting power and tragedy of American school has long been a focus for Guggenheim. His debut documentary, 1999's THE FIRST YEAR, chronicled the tales of five first year teachers in some of America's toughest schools and went on to garner international accolades and a Peabody Award. Now, a decade later, with his own kids in private schools, Guggenheim was spurred to see what had changed in the battered public system. What he found both shocked and exhilarated him as he discovered both outrageous, unconscionable behavior and real signs of hope, signs for which American families are hungry.

To tell that story, Guggenheim knew he would need to strip away the distracting partisan politics and divisive power struggles that, too often, have made American schools seem beyond all likelihood of repair. He wanted to bust completely out of that despairing mold, and instead take an invigorating, entertaining approach to telling the thrilling story of how a few fiery reformers are finding creative ways to save a failing system, and the kids trapped inside it, right in front of our eyes.

Davis Guggenheim Videos

  • Davis Guggenheim Introduces Project Ed's Latest Contest
  • He Named me Malala: Davis Guggenheim Interview
  • Davis Guggenheim Truth Testimonial #45 Part 1

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  • How to book Davis Guggenheim?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Davis Guggenheim for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Davis Guggenheim, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Davis Guggenheim or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Davis Guggenheim?

    Booking fees for Davis Guggenheim, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Davis Guggenheim, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Davis Guggenheim?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Davis Guggenheim for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Davis Guggenheim for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Davis Guggenheim or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Davis Guggenheim or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Davis Guggenheim is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Davis Guggenheim for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Davis Guggenheim generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ziauddin Yousafzai, Geoffrey Canada, Sylvia Earle, Bill Gates and John Legend. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Davis Guggenheim for an upcoming event.

Davis Guggenheim Speaker Videos

  • Davis Guggenheim Introduces Project Ed's Latest Contest
    He Named me Malala: Davis Guggenheim Interview
  • Davis Guggenheim Truth Testimonial #45 Part 1

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