Congratulations to Bullard High graduate Marina Zenovich, who picked up two Emmys Saturday during the “2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.” The statues were for Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming.
What earned her the awards was her “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired,” a documentary about the infamous movie director. Polanski was found guilty in 1977 of having sex with Samantha Geimer, who at the time was 13. Zenovich spent five years collecting archival footage and doing interviews with the major players in the case that became a legal circus.
The movie was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2008 and released theatrically in July of the same year. It became eligible for the TV awards because the documentary aired on HBO in June 2008.