Salt Lake Filmmaker Gets "Shout-Out" at the Oscars

Salt Lake Filmmaker Gets "Shout-Out" at the Oscars

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The head of a Utah film center got a shout-out at the Academy Awards for her involvement with a documentary that took home an Oscar last night.

Filmmaker Zana Briski, accepted an Academy Award for Documentary Feature for "Born Into Brothels."

During Briski's acceptance speech she thanked Geralyn White Dreyfous, the movie's executive producer and president of the Salt Lake City Film Center.

Briski also thanked the Sundance Institute. "Born Into Brothels" received production assistance from Sundance and won the audience award at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.

The documentary follows the lives of eight children born to prostitutes in Calcutta.

Pixar President Ed Catmull, who graduated from Granite High School and University of Utah, also got a shout-out.

Catmull was thanked by Director Brad Bird after his film, "The Incredibles," won the Oscar for Animated Feature.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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